Publication Opportunity

Papers registered and presented during the 5th International Conference on Research in Social Sciences will have the opportunity to be considered for publication in the following Proceeding Publication,  journals and open-access books:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please select ONLY ONE of the Publication opportunities available at this call. Simultaneous submissions can potentially lead to copyright violation or disputes if the work is published in different publications. Check the scope of each publication opportunity and select the one that best matches the theme of your paper.
  • Follow the submission guide for each publication opportunity.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

Books Available for Chapter Submission

Deadline: 19 July 2022

1. Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings will be published with ISBN Number. All full papers submitted for conference proceedings will be accepted through a double-blind review process and will be published electronically in proceedings with a DOI number.

To submit your paper for proceedings publication, prepare your paper according to the template and submit your final full paper.

Conference Full Paper Template

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2. Peer Reviewed Journal Publication

Important NOTES:

  • The decision of whether or not the submission can be included in the journal publication remains in the full discretion of the journal editors and is subject to the results of the double-blind peer review and the satisfactory completion of any revisions required.
  • If your full paper has been published in the conference proceeding you are highly recommended to modify your paper and also inform the Journal Editor about the publication of a preliminary version of the work in the conference proceeding.

Pedagogía Social (Journal of Research in Social Pedagogy) displays emerging issues in Social Pedagogy and Social Education (both inside and outside academia), social work and social services. It publishes original findings, preferentially those resulting from empirical research based on quantitative and qualitative methodology. Its topics, among others, refer to cultural diversity, community development, socio-educational policies and plans, maladjustment, social integration and exclusion, leisure time, societal and school violence, adult education, gender, training and professionalization.

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines:

https://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/PSRI/about/submissions

The authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting, and begin the 5-step process.

https://recyt.fecyt.es/index.php/PSRI/user/register

The recommended word count for submissions is approximately 7000-8000. A manuscript should be no more than 10.000 words; this limit includes figures, references, and tables. All tables and figures should be inserted into the text. Significant feature articles may be somewhat longer than 10,000 words at the discretion of the editors. The abstract should be less than 250 words. It is not allowed to use abbreviation in the title. The proofreading of the paper should be done before the submission professionally. The proofreading certificate may be requested by the journal editor.

Authors should be aware that they are addressing an international audience. Articles should present original work and, where appropriate, should acknowledge any significant contribution of others. Manuscripts submitted to EU-JER for review should not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. As an author, you are required to secure permission if you want to reproduce any figure, table, or extract from the text of another source. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source).

The corresponding author should always be willing to participate in the peer review process and obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes. A list of references should be included in the submitted paper. Grant/financial support should be stated in the paper if available. All authors are expected to contribute significantly to the research.

Page style: Articles should be typed in 12-point font on A4 page, paginated and double-spaced. Margins should be set as top & bottom: 2,5 cm and left & right 2,5 cm. The title should be followed by an abstract of 150 to 250 words and 3 to 5 keywords. Footnotes should be avoided and endnotes kept to a minimum. All pages should be numbered.

References: Paper format including references should follow American Psychological Association (APA) (7th Edition) style. Please see our citation guide (https://www.eu-jer.com/citation-guide). If a source is in another language, write the original title then add its English translation in square brackets.as the below example:

Eg.

Veziroglu, M., & Gonen, M. (2012). Resimli cocuk kitaplarinin MEB Okul Oncesi Egitim Programi’ndaki kazanimlara uygunlugunun incelenmesi [Review of the eligibility of picture books to the acquisition of the preschool education program of the ministry of national education]. Education and Science/ Egitim ve Bilim, 37(163), 227-237.

Paper template: Author(s) must use this template for their paper(s). As you can see at the template, the manuscripts should include following parts: A full title, a short title to be used as a running head, authors’ names, authors’ affiliated institution name(s), authors’ email addresses, authors’ ORCID numbers, authorship contribution statement, abstract, key words, introduction, literature review, methodology, findings/ results (separately),discussion (separately), conclusion (separately), recommendations (separately), limitations (separately), and references (Click the icon to download and see the template).

Tables and captions to illustrations: Tables must be typed out on the same document. Tables and figures should be numbered. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the paper. Captions should include keys to symbols.

Figures: All diagrams and photographs are termed “Figures” and should be numbered consecutively. Figures should be given short descriptive captions.

Full instructions can be found at: https://www.eu-jer.com/instructions-for-authors

Manuscript Template

The main aim of AJEE is to offer a forum for discussion of topical issues of judiciary and civil procedure reforms, sharing of research results related to access to justice developments in East European countries including Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and others. This scope has been chosen due to special mixed features of post-social legal doctrine’s legacy and Western influence, as well as the legislative approximation to the EU law.

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Manuscript Template

Types of Articles
The journal welcomes submission of full-length research articles, review articles, and critical analysis articles.
General
Manuscripts submitted to our journals must be written in English. Papers accepted for publication vary from 5 to 20 pages in two-column format (at least 3000 words but no more than 10000 words, inclusive of references). The main text usually can be divided into separated sections, organized by Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement, Conflict of Interest, Appendix and Reference.
Paper Title
A title of no more than 20 words should be brief, specific, and informative.
Author Details
Full name for all authors should be given; The names of multiple authors are separated by a comma; Provide the full affiliation for each author including academic affiliation (or postal address), city, postcode, country, e-mail(optional); If multiple authors have contributed to the article, details of the corresponding author should be clear. Email address is compulsory for the corresponding author.
Abstract
The abstract should be written as a continuous paragraph with 200-350 words and recapitulatively state the background of the research, purpose, methodologies, principal results, major conclusions and its contributions to the field. It should emphasize new or important aspects of the study. Research limitations/implications, practical implications, and social implications should also be included, if relevant to your manuscripts.
Keywords
3-10 keywords which can accurately reflect the theme of the article should be included for indexing.
Introduction
Provide a brief overview of the scope and relevance of the research, especially with regard to previous advancements in related fields
Materials and Methods
Present the research design, research type, research duration, inclusion/exclusion criteria, choice of subjects, etc. Describe the methodology completely, including sample collection, processing, lab analysis, statistical tests used for data analysis etc. Use section headings/subheadings in a logical order to entitle each category or method . (e.g. 1, 2; 1.1, 2.1; 1.1.1, 2.1.1…etc)
Results
Present and illustrate your findings objectively and concisely, if appropriate, with figures/ tables. In the main text, describe each of your results by a particular observation.
Discussion
Provide an interpretation of your results and make comparisons with other studies. The significance of findings should be clearly described. If your results differ from your expectations, explain why that may have happened. If your results agree, then describe the theory that the evidence supported.
Conclusion
The main conclusions of the experimental work should be presented. The contribution of the work to the scientific research and its economic implications should be emphasized.
Appendix
An appendix may be included (and is often helpful) in mathematical or computational modeling.
Acknowledgements
The acknowledgements section is where you may wish to thank people indirectly involved with the research (e.g., technical support; loans of experimental facilities; comments or suggestions during the creation of the manuscript). However, it is important that anyone listed here knows in advance of your acknowledgement of their contributions. Do not include dedications.
TABLE Title
Every table must have a unique title placed at the top. Titles should be clear and concise, and they should not be complete sentences.
TABLE Format
Table tools in Microsoft Word are strongly recommended for inserting a table. It’s necessary to avoid tables created with the tab key.
TABLE Numbering & Citation
Tables in the main body of the text should be numbered and cited consecutively according to their appearance in the text.
FIGURE Caption
Each figure should have a caption. The caption should be concise and typed separately, not on the figure area; If figures have parts (for example, A and B), make sure all parts are explained in the caption.
FIGURE Numbering & Citation
All figures are to be sequentially numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order.
FIGURE Resolution
Figures must be created at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. For fuzzy or jagged figures, authors are required to replace it or send the original figure file to us for reproduction.
EQUATION Format
The equation number should be placed in parentheses to the right of the equation. E.g. Hn+1(1/n+1, 1/n+1, …, 1/n+1) (1); Do not create equations as pictures. Use MathType or insert symbols as normal text.
EQUATION Numbering & Citation
Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals to avoid ambiguities, if they will be referred to in text. Citation for an equation should be made by using “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is…”
REFERENCES Summary
(1). All sources cited in text must appear in the reference list and all items in the reference list must be cited in text.
(2). All references should be listed numerically in the order they’ve been cited within the paper. At the beginning of each reference, the bracketed number should be included.

REFERENCES In-Text Citation Format
References are simply cited with the consistent reference number in square brackets. Do not set references number as superscript number. Do not use “Ref. [3]” or “Reference [3]” except at the beginning of a sentence, e.g. “Reference [3] shows …”
A. Single Reference
If the author’s name appears in the text, place the reference number immediately after the name. E.g. Peter[10] found an innovative scientific phenomenon.
B. Multiple References
(1). Put two numbers in numerical order and separate them by commas but no spaces. E.g.: [2,3] or [2], [3]
(2). Indicate three or more consecutive reference numbers by using the following format. E.g.: [1], [3], [5]; [1] – [5] or [1, 3, 5]; [1-5]

List of REFERENCES
Authors are requested to check all references for completeness, including author names, paper title, journal heading, Volume, Number., pages for journal citations, Year, DOI (or URL if possible). (Please note that the DOI should be placed after the URL and end with a period.)
Journals
All author names, “Title,” Journal title, vol., no., pp. xxx–xxx., Year, DOI (or URL)
e.g.
[1] Clarke A., Mike F., S. Mary, “The Use of Technology in Education,” Universal Journal of Educational Research, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1–10, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2015.010829
Books
All author names, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of the Published Book, (xth ed. if possible), Abbrev. of Publisher, Year, pp. xxx–xxx.
e.g.
[1] Tom B, Jack E, R. Voss, “The Current Situation of Education,” in Current Situation and Development of Contemporary Education, 1st ed, HRPUB, 2013, pp. 1-200.
Conference Papers
All author names, “Title,” Conference title, (location of conference is optional), (Month and day(s) if provided) Year, pp., (DOI or URL, if possible)
e.g.
[1] David H., Tim P., “The Use of Technology in Teaching,” The Third International Conference, LA, USA, Jul., 2013, pp. 19-23. (The year may be omitted if it has been given in the conference title) (DOI or URL, if possible).
Websites
All author names, “Page Title.” Website Title. Web Address (retrieved Date Accessed).
e.g.
[1] Partson K., Joe L., “The Use of Technology in Teaching”, US News, http://www.hrpub.com (accessed Jan. 1, 2013).

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Africa Spectrum is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to promoting scientific knowledge on the politics, societies, and economics of sub-Saharan Africa, including Africa’s role within the international system. It aims to publish in-depth analyses that inform theoretical and policy debates in the study of Africa, both in contemporary and historical perspective. The journal is committed to intellectual pluralism, accepting works from across the social sciences and humanities that employ varied theoretical and empirical approaches.

Formatting

  • The submission file should not exceed 8,500 words including references (Research Articles), 4,500 words (Analyses and Reports, etc.), or 1,000 words (Book Reviews), respectively.
  • Send the text as a Word file. Please use a standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, 12 pt.
  • Do not use justification and syllabication in your text.
  • Include footnotes for digression or further argumentation sparingly. Use British English throughout text, and please be sure to write clearly and use correct punctuation; we recommend that non-native authors have their contributions proofread.
  • The preferred format for your manuscript are Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

Artwork, figures and other graphics

  • Tables, diagrams, and images should be used in moderation.
  • They are to be numbered separately as well as continuously and provided with an individual title and an exact reference; they should be placed within the text at the appropriate points.
  • Please make sure you are in possession of the appropriate copyright permissions when including images and keep written records of permissions to be produced on request. Authors are solely responsible for obtaining reprint authorisation.
  • For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
  • Figures supplied in color will appear in color online but will appear in black and white in print (unless otherwise arranged). Therefore, it is important that you supply images that are comprehensible in black and white as well (i.e. by using colour with a distinctive pattern or dotted lines). The captions should reflect this by not using words indicating colour.

Supplementary material: This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

Please note that for our reviewers’ ease, we ask that any supplementary tables of data are submitted to us in PDFWord, or PNG file formats and not as a LaTex file.

Reference style: Africa Spectrum adheres to the SAGE Havard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style. If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

Visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/africaspectrum to upload your manuscript

  • ISSN: 2538-919X
  • Journal Link: https://dpublication.com/journal/jarss
  • Publication Processes: 6-8 weeks
  • Publication fee: No APC
  • JARSS is indexed/abstract with the following databases: Index Copernicus, DRJI, ResearchBib, Scientific Indexing Services, Scientific Indexing Services, Scilit, CiteFactor, WCOSJ, and Google Scholar. JARSS has linked its papers to references by DOIs assigned by Crossref.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

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    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2538-807X
  • Journal Link: https://dpublication.com/journal/ejbs
  • Publication Processes: 6-8 weeks
  • Publication fee: No APC
  • EJBS is indexed/abstract with the following databases: Index Copernicus, DRJI, ResearchBib, Scientific Indexing Services, Scientific Indexing Services, Scilit, CiteFactor, WCOSJ, and Google Scholar. EJBS has linked its papers to references by DOIs assigned by Crossref.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

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    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2783-591X
  • Journal Linkhttps://diamondopen.com/journals/jart
  • Publication Processes: 8-10 weeks
  • Publication fee: Free
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

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    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2783-5928
  • Journal Linkhttps://diamondopen.com/journals/jarl
  • Publication Processes: 8-10 weeks
  • Publication fee: Free
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

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    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2669-235X
  • Journal Linkhttps://www.diamondopen.com/journals/jelr
  • Publication Processes: 8-10 weeks
  • Publication fee: No APC
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2669-2325
  • Journal Link: https://www.diamondopen.com/journals/ijce
  • Publication Processes: 8-10 weeks
  • Publication fee: No APC
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.

Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2669-2333
  • Journal Linkhttps://www.diamondopen.com/journals/ijhep
  • Publication Processes: 4-6 weeks
  • Publication fee: Free
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.
Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

  • ISSN: 2669-2341
  • Journal Linkhttps://www.diamondopen.com/journals/ijsfle
  • Publication Processes: 4-6 weeks
  • Publication fee: Free
  • All Papers will be assigned a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) from Crossref and will be indexed by Google Scholar.

Manuscripts should be organized as follows:

  • Title page:List title, authors, and affiliations as first page of manuscript
  • Abstract: an abstract should summarize the key points of the manuscript in 150 to 250 words. An abstract is a short summary of a larger work for the purpose of condensing the argument, conclusions, and/or results into a paragraph. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywordsor brief phrases.

Manuscript should follow the style detailed in the APA publication manual.

  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions (optional)
  • Acknowledgments (if applicable)
  • References: This journal uses the “APA” Reference style. Each listed reference should be cited in the text, and each text citation should be listed in the references section.
  • Supporting information captions (if applicable)

Figure captions are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which the figure is cited.
Tables are inserted immediately after the first paragraph in which they are cited.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, Max. file size: 32 MB.
    Allowed file extensions: doc, docx

3. Book available for Chapter submission

Following a publication Partnership with Proud Pen- open access books publisher- chapter publication opportunities will be offered free of charge. Please note that the OPEN ACCESS CHAPTER Publication Fee with Proud Pen is £450, however for those who apply for chapter contribution via this publication opportunity, the chapter publication fee will be waived.

Prepare your accepted conference submission according to the Book Chapter Template and submit it via the submission form. Your chapter submission will be reviewed by book editor for compliance with the quality and scope requirements of the Open Access Book.

Important NOTE: If your full paper has been published in the conference proceeding, you are recommended to modify your paper and also inform the publisher about the publication of a preliminary version of the work in the conference proceeding.

Call For a Book Chapter

Use this exclusive opportunity to extend your research work and contribute to our upcoming Open Access book, Aging, and Ageism; Interdisciplinary Perspectives with ISBN 978-1-914266-18-8. Prepare your proposal and submit it via the online submission form. Make sure to stipulate that you agree to publish your chapter as part of the Open Access Book. Upon successful screening by the editorial board to ensure that the proposal adheres to the quality and focus requirements, your proposal will be sent for a double-blind peer-review process. If your book proposal is accepted, you will receive an open-access publication confirmation. You will then work closely with the Book Editor to deliver the final manuscript.

Editor: Dr. Marta Miquel-Baldellou

Research group Dedal-Lit University of Lleida Catalonia, Spain

For the past three decades, debates and reflections upon aging and old age have gained unprecedented attention in the field of humanities and cultural studies, finally giving rise to the academic discipline of cultural gerontology. The increase of longevity and the rapid growth of the aging populations in Western societies have contributed to bringing the discourses of aging to the arena of academic discussion from multiple perspectives within the arts. The analysis of manifold cultural manifestations often underlines a historical ambivalent interpretation of old age, which echoes Cicero’s axiom in De Senectute (45 a.C.), as he asserts that “everyone hopes to reach old age, but when it comes, most of us complain about it.” From classical times, old age has often been defined through stereotypes that still pervade contemporary cultural manifestations, such as Aristophanes’s conception of old age as a second childhood, which gave way to the literary trope of the puer senex or the aged child and, subsequently, to Renaissance artistic depictions of ascending and descending staircases representing different life stages, which were known as Lebenstreppen and associated childhood and old age as demeaning stages of life in comparison with adulthood. In contemporary times, stereotypical perceptions of old age as a second childhood are revisited and revealed in their complexity, as is the case with Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (1922), in which life stages are blended and subverted, and the traditional dichotomy between the mind and the body with regard to aging is reconsidered with ambiguous results. In his study of symbolic images of the aged, Herbert Covey (1991) gives evidence of the proliferation of ambivalent portrayals of male and female aging throughout history, which acquire either positive or negative connotations and conform to a formulaic and even stereotypical representation of old age. Aged men were often depicted by means of archetypes, such as either the old fool, represented by King Lear in Shakespeare’s eponymous tragedy, or the sage, personified by Merlin as the old wizard in the legend of King Arthur. Similarly, aged women were assigned either the archetype of the lustful old widow, as is the case with the Wife of Bath in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, or the role of the compassionate fairy in folktales, represented by the fairy godmother in Charles Perrault’s Cinderella. Aged characters were thus depicted through either sentimentalised characterisations or descriptions that highlighted their role as social authorities, thus underpinning portrayals of the elderly as either dependent subjects often associated with illness and even death or as aging subjects endowed with wealth and social status who were perceived as preying on the youth. Social concerns and anxieties about aging and old age gradually emerged in classic Victorian gothic narratives, such as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which brought into dialogue disquieting discourses of aging which remained latent in the late nineteenth century. With the advent of gender studies, critics such as Simone de Beauvoir in The Coming of Age (1970) contended how the aged self is mostly perceived by others and turns into an alienated part of ourselves, and Susan Sontag (1972) brought attention to the double standard of aging operating in contemporary society which considers that women age earlier than men. Studies focusing on the concept of late style, such as Ann Wyatt-Brown’s seminal volume (1993), also discuss how some artists and writers began their career in their later years or changed their approach to art significantly upon their aging years, thus exploring old age as a fruitful stage of unprecedented creativity. Painters like Claude Monet, composers such as Giuseppe Verdi, and writers ranging from Toni Morrison to Marcel Proust or J.R.R. Tolkien started their artistic career when they were well over their forties and extended it until their later years. Nevertheless, from a sociological perspective, Margaret Morganroth Gullette (1997) has brought attention to the decline narrative that has dominated most Western thinking about old age and, by resorting to psychoanalytic theories, but also moving away from them, Kathleen Woodward (1999) has pleaded for the need to praise the figure of the older woman in Freudian generational models, as well as that of the aged self in Lacanian theories of the mirror stage of age. Owing to the proliferation of aging studies and cultural gerontology, the discourses of aging have gained much interest from contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives within the humanities. Well into the twenty-first century, this edited collection seeks to re-examine historical portrayals of aging and old age, and analyze their contemporary depictions from different disciplines in the arts, which underline traditional and even stereotypical representations, but which also depart from them, thus producing myriad and complex, but also enriching and thought-provoking, portrayals and discussions of aging through a multifaceted approach.

To that purpose, areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • cinematic and theatrical representations of age: the aging actress and the performativity of age.
  • gender and aging: aged femininities, aged masculinities, queer aging.
  • studies of late style in the works of writers, artists, musicians.
  • theoretical and philosophical reflections about age and old age from classical to contemporary exponents.
  • analysis of the discourse of aging and aged characters in short fiction, novels, plays, poems.
  • conflict and understanding across generations in different cultures and countries.
  • the disruption of stereotypes of gender and age in different genres, such as detective fiction (the case of Miss Marple, Father Brown, etc.).
  • anxieties about age and old age as the abject in gothic fiction and fantasy.
  • the portrayal of the elderly in folktales and fairy tales.
  • Neo-Victorian novels that revisit Victorian conceptions of age and old age.
  • representations of old age in popular fiction: television series, cartoons, graphic novels.
  • the discourse of aging and old age in music, and iconic singers and musicians.
  • aging and old age in cyber worlds, virtual reality, and digital literature.
  • eroticism and old age: the portrayal of sexuality and the aging body in fiction.
  • the conception of fiction as therapeutic in illness and later years of life.
  • evolving portraits of the aging body in the arts: the past and the present.
  • the roles of aging male heroes in contemporary adventure fiction.
  • the aged and ecocriticism.
  • the perpetuation of stereotypes of aging and old age in popular culture.
  • subversion and defiance of the dictates of aging in different textualities: (not) acting your age.

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Situated between past and future, heritage studies have the ability to transcend time and space. Heritage can be both timeless and contemporary, local and ubiquitous, and it is this ability for heritage to traverse modern boundaries and bridge temporal gaps between past, present and future generations that makes it both a significant and challenging field to study. Like any social science, heritage studies can only be approached through the lens of contemporary perspectives, making it a dynamic discipline. Accordingly, the study of heritage is a broad, inter-disciplinary field relying on creative theories and innovative methodologies to keep up with the ever-changing concerns and ideologies of a modern world.

The rapidity of societal, technological, and environmental change has never been more palpable, and this provides a unique and pressing opportunity to solidify current perspectives of heritage for posterity. Drawing on the ubiquitous nature of heritage and evolving from the current political and social climate, Heritage Studies will be a collection of chapters contributed by scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines within the social sciences and addressing a variety of contemporary issues, with an emphasis on innovation and inclusiveness. Heritage belongs to everyone and in keeping with this idea of ubiquity, this open-access publication will be no less inclusive.

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