Get published with “calls for papers”

Most journals will regularly call for papers. These can be on a particular theme or topic, or a general call for submissions.

How to keep up with these

You can check if the journal you’re interested in has a call for papers by checking the ‘journal news’ section, or by signing up for regular updates in your subject area. You can then decide if the journal is for you, or adapt your article to fit the journal’s current focus.

Deadlines are ongoing unless otherwise stated.

Interested in publishing your research open access in one of our journals? Find out more.

New journals

Area and devArea and Development Policy

Submit your articles to our brand new Area Development and Policy journal. New to the Regional Studies Association Journals, this journal concentrates on issues relating to Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and aims to publish research emerging from these countries, as well as from the developed world. Explore the full call for papers.


rafaArgumentation and Advocacy

New to Routledge in 2017, Argumentation and Advocacy is an official publication of the American Forensic Association. The journal aims to promote scholarship in the field by publishing the best argumentation and advocacy research. Find out how to submit to the journal here.



TFSRForensic Sciences Research

Do you have a manuscript on forensic sciences that you want to publish? Forensic Sciences Research is now accepting submissions on a wide range of subjects and disciplines related to the field. Find out how you can submit your paper.



RGSH_185_262Global Security: Health, Science and Policy

Global Security: Health, Science and Policy is a new open access journal that covers a wide range of topics related to transnational threats to humankind, with an emphasis on public health repercussions. They are calling for papers and have no article publishing charge for a limited time only. Read their Introductory Essay and the full call for papers.


RHEP_185_265Higher Education Pedagogies

We are pleased to announce our new open access journal Higher Education Pedagogies. The journal will provide an international gateway to research, experience and perspectives across a wide selection of teaching and learning debates within higher education. They are calling for papers that will be accessible to a range of audiences and theoretically and empirically righteous. Discover more about this exciting new journal.


RPRH_275_360Policy Reviews in Higher Education

A new international journal, Policy Reviews in Higher Education is calling for papers which discuss significant areas of policy development affecting higher education. Learn more about submitting your paper.



TJASThe Italian Journal of Animal Science

The official journal of the Animal Science and Production Association, The Italian Journal of Animal Science has joined our veterinary science portfolio. The journal is an international peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original scientific papers, reviews and short communications on animal science, animal production and related areas. Find out how to submit to this journal.


 RGOVThe Journal of Chinese Governance

Want to publish your research on society relationship and governance practice in China? Our new journal The Journal of Chinese Governance is currently welcoming papers. Find out how to submit your manuscript.



Latest calls for papers across all journals

NAQIAquatic Insects: International Journal of Freshwater Entomology

Are you a scholar in the taxonomy, evolution and biology of all aquatic insects? Aquatic Insects: International Journal of Freshwater Entomology is welcoming manuscripts on aquatic and semi-aquatic insects. Read the full call for papers.



fbshBusiness History

The objective of this Business History special issue is to contribute with a longitudinal, business history approach, to the analysis and understanding about the construction of health industries and services throughout the world since the 1900s. Read the full call for papers.

Deadline: 31 May 2017


CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts

Special Issue: Understanding, Capturing and Assessing Value in Collaborative Design Research. In this special issue, we seek to discuss how the value of design research programmes can be understood, communicated, and inform work as it progresses. Learn more about submitting. 

Deadline: 30 June 2017


Construction Management and Economics

Special Issue: Refiguring Global Construction Challenges through Ethnography. This special issue intends to open up a new interdisciplinary dialogue in construction management research by bringing together the work of critical researchers who approach construction-related phenomena through ethnography. Find out how to submit.

Deadline: 1 June 2017


rsocContemporary Social Science

Submissions are invited for a number of upcoming themed issues of Contemporary Social Science.

Visit the Contemporary Social Science Calls for Papers hub page and submit your paper.



rdsrDevelopment Studies Research: An Open Access Journal

Development Studies Research is a fully OA peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal providing an interdisciplinary platform for original, critical research. The journal aims to broaden understandings of current development studies research, open up new areas of debate, reflect on and advance development theory, identify problems of policy and practice, and present potential solutions and recommendations. Read the full call for papers.


REPSEconomic and Political Studies

Economic and Political Studies aims to spread significant theoretical, analytical, and empirical research on political-economic phenomena related to China. The journal welcomes original studies that analyzes the role of economic and political institutions and considers China’s interaction with the world. Find out how to submit your paper by reading the full call for papers.



Écoscience is seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue on the topic of biotic interactions under a global change scenario. ‘Global change’ has a broad scope encompassing climate change, the human footprint, land use change, degradation, and more. Find out how to submit your research paper.

Deadline: 30 June 2017


tebcEvidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention

The editors of Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention (EBCAI) are inviting submissions to the journal. EBCAI aims to promote evidence-based practice in communication assessment and intervention alongside bringing multi-disciplinary professionals and researchers together to promote evidence-based practice. Find out more about the call for papers here.



The editors of Exemplaria are offering a great opportunity to contribute research on the methods and aims of scholarship on the Medieval or Early Modern periods. Find out more and how to submit online.




UFIO_275_386Fiber and Integrated Optics

Do you have research on fiber optics that you want to publish? Then Fiber and Integrated Optics’ are welcoming research in all areas of fiber optics for their 2016 volume. This includes communications, sensors, data processing, electro-optic components, and market surveys. Find out how to submit here.



RFSYFirst Amendment Studies

First Amendment Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original essays, which make a significant contribution to theory and/or policy, on all aspects of free speech. The journal embraces the full range of critical, historical, empirical, or descriptive methodologies. Read the full call for papers and learn how to submit your paper.



CPAR_275_394Global Change, Peace & Security

Our leading international journal, Global Change, Peace and Security, is calling for papers. This issue will address the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world, looking at all areas of political, economic and cultural life. Learn more about submitting to this journal.



igrfGrowth Factors

Interested in getting your research on growth factors published? Growth Factors is welcoming submissions for its forthcoming issues. The journal is an international vehicle spanning multiple disciplines and publishes new knowledge and findings on the regulators of cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. Find out more about how to submit here.


chrsHealth, Risk, & Society

Health, Risk and Society is inviting submissions to appear in its upcoming issues. The journal seeks to stimulate debate on the nature of risk and uncertainty through its variety of publications that include editorials, reviews and special issues. Read the full call for papers to find out more!



Hearing, Balance and CommunicationIHBC 

Hearing, Balance and Communication provides an international scientific and clinical forum for professionals to present research developments and clinical data in the fields of hearing, balance and communication medicine. Read the full call here.



International Diabetes NursingYIDN_275_389

International Diabetes Nursing is inviting submissions related to diabetes. They are looking for papers that tackle the latest topics and issues and they publish a mixture of original research, reviews, case reports and conference reports. Take a look at the full call for papers and find out how to submit online. 



International Gambling Studies

Special Issue call: ‘The Neuroscience and Neuropsychology of Gambling’. The editors encourage submissions of both original research articles and systematic reviews. Read the full call.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 June 2017



tjcmInternational Journal of Construction Management

Are you a researcher in the field of construction management? International Journal of Construction Management has a special issue focusing on cyberlearning in construction management education. Read the full call for papers and found out how to submit your manuscript.

Deadline: 1 May 2017


gculInternational Journal of Cultural Policy

Do you have research in the field of cultural policy? International Journal of Cultural Policy has a new annual special issue on cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations. Find out more here and submit your article today.




tidfInternational Journal of Image and Data Fusion

International Journal of Image and Data Fusion welcomes submissions for an upcoming special issue on ‘Big Data, Crowd-Sourced Data and Geo-spatial Data Fusion. Read the full call for papers. 

Deadline: 30 June 2017


International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

Special Issue: Neuroscience in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology. The International Journal of Forensic Mental Health invites you to submit your high quality research or theoretical papers for a special issue on the role of neuroscience in forensic psychiatry and psychology. See the full submissions instructions.

Deadline: 1 June 2017


tmseInternational Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management

Researching Management Science or Engineering Management? Submit your paper now to the International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management. Read more. 



rjptInternational Journal of Philosophy & Theology

This journal is calling for submissions for its 2016-2017 Essay Prize, under the theme of ‘The Fate of Metaphysics’. The editors are keen for submissions which address the divide between analytic and contemporary philosophy. To be in with a chance of winning a £300 prize, submit your entry by 1 May 2017. Find out more.



imhnIssues in Mental Health Nursing

Manuscripts are being sought on mental health wellness, recovery, and holism for a special issue of Issues in Mental Health Nursing. A broad range of topics will be considered including currently used complementary and alternative nursing interventions or theoretical approaches related to mental health wellness, recovery, and holism. Find out more.


cjenJournal of Engineering Design

Successful products nowadays need to demonstrate their competitive edge with affective features in addition to basic functions. Products with good affective design excite psychological feelings and can help improve consumer satisfaction. This issue aims to address challenges and describe innovative technologies / techniques to conjunct affective design with big data. Read the full call for papers here.

Deadline: 30 June 2017


Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing ScienceRGAM

The Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science are currently calling for papers on the use of heuristics in fashion business and consumption. Papers welcomed include theory, approaches, and case studies. Learn more about the special issue call for papers.

Deadline for full papers: 1 September 2017


International Journal of Advanced Logistics

The editors of the International Journal of Advanced Logistics are accepting manuscripts. Published on behalf of the Korean Society of Logistics Science and Technology, the journal covers all aspects of logistics and Supply Chain Management. Contributions from both academy and industry are welcomed. Read the full call for papers here.


rijmInternational Journal of Mental Health Promotion and Advances in School Mental Health Promotion

The editors of International Journal of Mental Health Promotion and Advances in School Mental Health Promotion are accepting submissions to the journals. The journals publish distinct research for those with a professional or personal interest in mental health promotion within policy making and in schools respectively. Find out more about submitting online.


Journal of Building Performance Simulation

Special Issue: Building Performance Simulation (BPS) and the User. Aiming to encourage the BPS community to take a more ‘user centric’ approach to BPS, this special issue attempts to unfold a range of factors affecting the field. Uncover these factors here.

Deadline: 1 July 2017


Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications

Special Issue: Microwave Tubes and Applications. The special issue will be guest-edited by Prof. B. N. Basu of the Sir J. C. Bose School of Engineering, a major contributor to the field of microwave tube (MWT) research, with several awards to his name. Learn more about submitting your paper.

Deadline: 30 June 2017


cmjsJournal of Modern Jewish Studies

The Journal of Modern Jewish covers the early modern period to the present day, and the editors welcome submissions from early career researchers and senior scholars alike. Read the full call for papers and how to submit online.




Journal of Occupational Science

Special Issue: Occupation, Wellbeing and Immigration. This call for papers is for theoretical, research or conceptual papers that address the intersections of immigration and human occupation. Browse examples of relevant topics and full submissions instructions.

Deadline: 1 July 2017


JOPERDJournal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD)

SHAPE America’s cornerstone journal is interested in article submissions on teaching strategies, fitness, health, dance, assessment, teacher education, adapted physical education, and the use of technology. Find out more about how to submit your article.



World langsJournal of World Languages

Submit your research papers for our new issue of The Journal of World Languages. This edition will explore the linguistic, communicative and socio-cultural implications of the global spread of major languages, and the impact this is having on the world’s linguistic mapping. Read the full call for papers.



rlwrLife Writing

Philosophers have long been interested in the nature of the self and in the meaning and narrative structure of human lives.  Many philosophers have themselves written autobiographies, yet there has been very little direct, theoretical and systematic interest from philosophers in the modern boom in autobiographical writing. This special issue of Life Writing aims to address this gap and gather scholarship on this under-represented field. Read the full call.

Deadline: 1 May 2017


Materials Science and Technology

The editors invite you to explore their upcoming thematic issue calls for papers and submit your research for consideration:

Deadline: 30 June 2017


Materials Technology

The journal publishes regular commissioned special issues under the branding Materials Technology: Advanced Functional Materials and Materials Technology: Advanced Biomaterials.

The editors invite researchers to delve into these themes and submit.

Deadline: Various throughout 2017


Measurement in Physical Education and ExcerciseMeasurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science

The editors of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science are calling for manuscripts. They are looking for specific topics but also welcoming any high quality manuscripts that fits within the broader scope of the journal. Read the full call for papers and how to submit online here.



Media Asia

Media Asia is a scholarly journal that shares research-based findings and critical insights addressing contemporary media issues and communication challenges in Asia. The journal welcomes articles in either the social scientific or humanistic tradition and in any disciplinary orientation. Find out more about submitting your paper.




Mediterranean Historical Review

Mediterranean Historical Review is welcoming submissions to their journal. Their broad spectrum of topics ranges from economics to intellectual and inter-religious exchanges, slavery, navigation, early shipping insurance, literature and music, and even climate. Full information on submitting your manuscript is found here.




Is your research in the field of mycology? Our Mycology journal is currently calling for papers on all aspects of the subject, from ecology and biodiversity, to molecular phylogeny and evolution. Find out more about submitting your paper.



NetworkNetwork: Computation in neural systems

Does your research specialize in neurobiology? The Network: Computation in neural systems journal is calling for papers with a particular focus on discussing new technologies in neuroscience. It aims to publish theoretical neuroscience research that is driven by experimental data, and which is accessible to neurobiologists, psychologists and cognitive scientists. Learn more about submitting your work.



Are you a researcher in ophthalmology? Neuro-Ophthalmology is looking for a range of original papers on perimetry, neuro-imaging, electro-physiology, and more. Read the full call for submissions.



YPALPaleoAmerica: A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal

PaleoAmerica: A Journal of Early Human Migration and Dispersal is currently looking for submissions on early human dispersal and migrations. Editorials, new research studies and essays on current debates, within the field, are all welcome. Read the invitation and find out how to submit.



hpedPedagogies: An International Journal

The guest editors welcome scholarly research and theoretical perspectives that examine the many aspects of arts integration. These consist of scholarly work that highlights the implementation of arts integration in school contexts and studies that examine the impact of arts integration on teachers, principals, and students. Read the full call. 

Deadline: 1 September 2017


tpspPerspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

The editors of Perspectives invite submissions for a special issue on ‘The Challenge of Brexit’ to be published during 2018. Find out full details and how to submit your paper here.

Deadline: 18 July 2017



yptrPhysical Therapy Reviews

Do you have research related to physical therapies that you are looking to get published? Physical Therapy Reviews is inviting submissions on a wide variety of topics and disciplines. The journal aims to publish contemporary reviews, discussion papers and editorials within physical therapy for all those involved in research, practice, and teaching. Find out more about submitting online here.



Policy and Practice in Health and Safety

Special Issue: Current Debate and Practice Centred on ‘Zero Vision’ and ‘Zero Harm’. The editors want to capture some of the flavour of these debates, as well as providing case study example of ‘zero vision/harm’ in action. The aim of the special issue will be to include contributions from across the practitioner, policy and academic communities. Read more.

Deadline: 30 June 2017


rpidResearch and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Do you have research related to intellectual and developmental disabilities that you are looking to get published? Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is seeking submissions for its upcoming issues! The journal disseminates research relevant to practice and policy and seeks to generate informed debates that matter to the quality of life of people with intellectual disability and their families. Explore the full call for papers here.


Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 

Themed Issue: Theatre, Dementia and Relationality. This themed edition will explore, critique and document a range of work in this emerging field. The editors invite proposals from academics, practitioners who are working in the field of theatre and performance studies, social work, critical disability studies, and other related contexts. Find out more.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 5 June 2017


ResiliRESI_275_394ence: International Policies, Practices and Discourses

: International Policies, Practices and Discourses welcomes book reviews and review essays, including texts engaging with the assumptions informing resilience approaches and practices across a range of disciplines. Disciplines that they are interested in include law, geography, politics and anthropology. Learn more about the call for papers.



Scandinavian Economic History ReviewSEHR

Do you have research on the economic histories of Scandinavian countries that you want to publish?

Find out how to submit your paper on ‘Retail Trade, Consumption, and the Construction of Markets from the 19th to the 21st Century.’



Science ActivitiesScience Activities

Science Activities is seeking manuscripts for a new section that showcase the very best of pre-service teacher educators teaching science. Read the full call for manuscripts and how to submit online.

Deadline: 1 September 2017


TSMASmart Science

Do you have a paper that you want to submit on smart science and manufacturing? Then Smart Science could be the right journal for you. Check out the full call for papers.



StrategiesStrategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators

SHAPE America is seeking papers for its bimonthly journal Strategies. The journal is particularly interested article submissions on sport, coaching, and health topics. Find out how to submit a manuscript for consideration here.




is welcoming submissions and offering a range of prizes for research papers. They are looking for research papers broadly related to interactions between living matter and temperature. Find out how to submit your work and how to win one of the journal’s awards.



RTPQText and Performance Quarterly

Publishing scholarship which explores and advances the study of performance, Text and Performance Quarterly is seeking contributions. Find out more.




TAARThe Journal of Applied Animal Research

From the start of 2016 all articles in The Journal of Applied Animal Research will be published open access. The Journal of Applied Animal Research publishes articles related to animal production and fundamental aspects of genetics, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, immunology, pathology and animal products. Read the full call for papers.



TSTRThe Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance

The Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance covers the broad fields of structural engineering, construction materials engineering, and foundation engineering.  Authors are encouraged to submit papers on topics related to the state of the art methods for maintenance and inspection, integrity and safety and other topics. Read the full call for papers for more information.


Journal cover: The Nordic Journal of Human RightsThe Nordic Journal of Human Rights

The Nordic Journal of Human Rights is one of Scandinavia’s leading journals in the field of human rights. The editors are currently seeking research articles and review/survey articles for forthcoming issues. Read the full call for papers, including a list of possible areas for submissions.




World Archaeology

Do you have research on global archaeology that you want to publish? World Archaeology is looking for papers for a variety of forthcoming issues. Find out which one you should submit to by reading the different calls for papers.