Category Archives: Calls for papers

CFP Exchanges: The Warwick Research Journal, April 2017

Exchanges: The Warwick Research Journal is the biannual online, double-blind peer-reviewed, open access interdisciplinary research journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick. We are inviting high-quality interdisciplinary submissions from researchers at all stages of their careers in all academic fields.

For the April 2017 edition of the journal, we particularly welcome submissions which will contribute to a themed section on ‘Collaboration’. Collaboration is essential to research within and across many disciplines. To tackle global issues and make a positive impact on society, researchers form networks not only with each other but also with a wide range of organisations at national and international level to share expertise and resources (funding, specialised equipment, etc.) and to generate and analyse large amount of data. Despite the many opportunities it affords, collaborative work can sometimes be problematic. Exchanges reflects on the promises, achievements, and pitfalls of collaboration and how some of the shortcomings and issues arising from it can be overcome.

Submissions which do not engage with the theme ‘Collaboration’ are also welcome.

We publish a variety of content:

Conversation (3-5,000 words)

  • Interviews with leading academics

Articles (5-6,000 words)

  • Research articles

Review Articles (3-5,000 words)

  • Literature reviews

Critical Reflection (1-3,000 words)

  • Reflection on a conference, symposium or workshop
  • Shorter, focused discussion of emerging research
  • Highlights of important research in your field and its significance
  • Book reviews

Please submit online at by 30 November 2016.  If you have any queries, please email the Senior Editor, Yuexi Liu, at

Call for Papers – Kaleidoscope


Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers at Durham University. Working under the auspices of Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study,

Kaleidoscope is designed to foster international communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and raise awareness of

the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship. A key feature of Kaleidoscope is that it embodies and connects diverse subject areas in a single publication, whether in the Arts and

Humanities, the Sciences, or the Social Sciences. The IAS publishes a new theme for study each year, and submissions are particularly encouraged relating to this theme.


The theme carried over academic year 2015-16 is ‘Evidence’ Suggestions include, but are not limited to:


  • Evidence and Objectivity in Scientific Research
  • Evidence in Law and Forensics
  • Religious Experience and Subjective Evidence
  • Textual and Archaeological Evidence in the Study of History
  • Evidence in Establishing Policy and Regulation


Recognising that different disciplines apply different styles and standards of writing, we welcome

material of individual or collaborative authorship in a variety of formats, including, but not

restricted to:


  • Full-length articles (7000-10000 words) of original scholarship in your


  • Shorter articles reflecting on how the current theme relates to your discipline;
  • Reflections on how your work is informed by working across disciplines;
  • Short book reviews (1000 words);
  • Review essays (4000 words)


Please note, articles should be comprehensible to those from outside your field. Further details

and submission guidelines can be found at:


The final deadline for submissions will be 25th March 2016.


Enquiries should be sent to S.M.ROSEN@DURHAM.AC.UK


Call for papers: the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Postgraduate Conference 2015

Dear all,

We are writing to you as the organising committee of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Postgraduate Conference 2015. This is a call for papers for the Centre’s Second Annual Postgraduate Conference 2015 to be held at the University of Durham Law School on 1st May and 2nd May 2015. The theme of the conference this year will be ‘Sexual Offences in the Criminal Justice System: National and International Perspectives’.

The Postgraduate Conference provides an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students and early-career researchers to present their research in a friendly environment, engage in debates with other researchers and speak with specialists in the field of Sexual Offences.

The aim of this conference is to encourage and facilitate a dialogue on contemporary legal and sociological issues surrounding sexual offences with other researchers, leading academics and practitioners, through paper presentations and plenary sessions.

We are lucky to have a variety of speakers attending the conference including:

Judge Professor Wolfgang Schomburg

Professor Victor Tadros

Professor Michael Bohlander

Professor Clare McGlynn

The conference will hold three plenary sessions and close with a round table made up of some of the leading academics and practitioners in the area of sexual offences. The round table title is ‘Consent in Morality and Law: Never the Twain Shall Meet?’. There will be a conference dinner on the Friday evening at a local restaurant.

We welcome a multi-disciplinary approach and would encourage papers in areas including (but not limited to):

  • Charging criteria
  • Evidential and prosecutorial issues
  • Sexual offences legislation
  • Sexual offences in international criminal law
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Restorative justice (both national and international)
  • Public perceptions of sex offences and sex offenders
  • Consent

–          Comparative studies on sexual offences

A selection of papers from the conference will be published as an online collection.

If you are interested in presenting a paper please email an abstract to by Monday 6th April 2015. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be sent along with: your name, the title of your paper, the name of your institution and your email address.

More information on the conference, including registration details, will be made available on our website:

Fees for the conference are £15 which includes refreshments and lunch.

To receive updates on the conference, please like us on facebook ( and follow us on Twitter (@CCLCJ_PGR).

Thank you in advance for your time.

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