Most journals will regularly call for papers. These can be on a particular theme or topic, or a general call for submissions.
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Deadlines are ongoing unless otherwise stated.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Structural Heart is a new journal that will focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the heart valves, myocardium and great vessels, as well as congenital heart disease, and the importance of the Heart Team in this process. See the full list of topics the journal covers.
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.
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.
Toxicology Communications is an open access journal that launched in January, 2017. The journal presents a new venue for sharing your clinical observations and investigations. Among the growing numbers of journals that publish case reports, the journal aims to be the first to focus on toxicology. Find out more.
Latest calls for papers across all journals
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica is an international, open-access journal providing rapid publication of high-quality dental research in the areas of oral biomaterials science. Original research papers, review articles and short communications will be considered for publication. Find out more.
This journal is launching a new, recurring section Methods in Addiction Research. It will include the latest developments, critiques, and updates of state-of-the-art methodological and analytical tools relevant to Addiction. Read more about this exciting opportunity to contribute to this new venture.
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.
Strategies for Bioenergy Production from Agriculture and Agrifood Processing Residues. Submit your research to a forthcoming special issue of Biofuels, which aims to provide an overview on the development of economical and technological solutions for the recovery of various agriculture and agro-industrial wastes. Read the full call for papers.
Artistic Brain-Computer Interfaces: Advances at the interface of neuroscience, art, innovation and creativity. The editors call for manuscripts in MoBI approaches and ongoing developments in recording and analysis of brain activity and body movements of actively behaving participants. Contributions can be included in well-established neuroscience research areas and new fields including the arts, creativity, medicine, education and others. Read more.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Special Issue: Council for the Study of Community Colleges 2017. The EIC of The Community College Journal of Research and Practice (CCJRP) has agreed to publish a special issue of select papers of presentations at the 2017 Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) conference in Fort Worth, TX. Learn more.
Special Issue: Digitalized markets. For this special issue, the editors invite studies of market digitalization processes including the emergence of new market forms that digitalization gives rise to, as well as studies of how digitalization transforms existing markets. Learn more about submitting.
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Special Issue Call for Papers: Disability as Meta Curriculum: Epistemologies, Ontologies, and Transformative Praxis. By proposing Disability as Meta Curriculum one purpose for this issue of Curriculum Inquiry is to unpack the absence of disability within the discourses of curriculum studies. Find out more about how to submit.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
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.
Discourse Processes accepts original experimental or theoretical papers that substantially advance understandings of the structure of, function of, and interactions involving discourse. Scholars and researchers working from the perspectives of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse psychology, text linguistics, ethnomethodology and sociology of language, education, philosophy of language, computer science, and related subareas are encouraged to contribute. Find out how to submit.
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.
Special Issue: Chinese Philosophy of Education 2018. Theme: Ecological Pedagogy: Humanity, Nature and Education in Modern World. This special issue invites papers in any topic in Chinese philosophy of education concerning environment. Read the full details.
Deadline: 31 January 2018
Call for Papers for Volume 23. The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2019. Topics include Religious Conversion, Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives, and Shame and Shamelessness. Read the full details.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Special Issue: Big Data and the Environmental Humanities. This proposed issue will explore the myriad ways in which ‘big’ environmental data generated by scientific or social scientific research, and often mediated through information technology, might be visualised into palatable forms that display and communicate the unseen workings of hyperobjects. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 2 March 2018
European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS) is the official journal of the European College of Sport Science. The editorial policy of the Journal pursues the multi-disciplinary aims of the College: to promote the highest standards of scientific study and scholarship in a range of fields: browse the full list.
Special Issue: Impactful Research in Work and Organizational Psychology. In recent years, there have been questions about the usefulness of work and organizational psychology research and related disciplines. An associated set of debates concern the integrity of the science and the conduct of research. The European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology editorial team would like to advance the debates on these topics. See the full call.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
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.
With an Impact Factor of 1.374, Experimental Lung Research publishes original articles in a wide range of fields. Emphasis is placed on investigations concerned with molecular, biochemical, and cellular mechanisms of normal function, pathogenesis, and responses to injury. The journal publishes reports on important methodological advances on new experimental modes. Read the full call for papers.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Special Issue: Computational Intelligence and Communications. Do you study the interaction between computational intelligence and communication?Do you want to increase our understanding of how computational intelligence can lead to better communication paradigms? If so, you should contribute your research to this Special Issue.
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.
Special Issue: Radio Frequency Technology for Emerging Cellular Systems. International Journal of Electronics is an international, peer reviewed journal, publishing high-quality, original research. Ian Hunter, Editor-in-Chief, invites you to submit your research to a forthcoming special issue of the journal. Find out more and how to submit your article.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Researching Management Science or Engineering Management? Submit your paper now to the International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management. Read more.
Special Issue: Engineering Management: Complex Product Manufacturing in the Intelligence-connected Era. The editors invite papers addressing topics related to relevant engineering technologies and their successful application in complex product manufacturing. Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. Read more.
Deadline: 30 October 2017
Special Issue: Smart Cities or Smart Machines: Data Infrastructures and the Rule(s) of Law. The Special Issue, which will be published in mid-2018, invites high quality scholarly and policy submissions that offers new insights or approaches to the prospects of urban cities evolving into hyper-connected platforms and responses to current and future challenges these mediated environments pose for our regulatory and governance structures. Read more.
Deadline: 10 November 2017
Special Issue: Mental Health Issues and People who Identify as LGBTQ. The editors are considering papers that focus on mental health concerns of this population as well as their specific support needs and preferences for treatment. Papers may be research-focused, practice-oriented, or theoretical/conceptual in nature. Browse the full range of topics.
Special Issue on Critical Issues and Research in Religious Literacy. This special issue focuses upon how we teach and learn about religion and belief across sectors of society – in schools, universities, professional training, workplace learning, and informal, community and citizen settings, as well as a range of international perspectives – through the lens of religious literacy. Read more.
Deadline: 31 March 2018
Special Issue: Studying dance requires students to develop a clear sense of self-responsibility and group responsibility; to contribute to building communities as they learn; to understand how dance and dance education react to shifting social, political, and cultural norms; and to cultivate a sense of informed inquiry and action. Learn about how to submit.
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Special Issue: Advances in Social Work Practice with Multicultural Communities. This special issue provides a platform to share findings from empirical research (including quantitative, qualitative, intervention, or community-based studies) on effective methods of responsive practice with diverse ethnoracial communities. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 15 December 2017
Submit your paper to a forthcoming special issue of Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, devoted to interventions research conducted on social work (broadly defined) and social care services for victims and survivors of human trafficking around the world. Read more.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
The Journal of Immunotoxicology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a needed singular forum for the international community of immunotoxicologists, immunologists, and toxicologists working in academia, government, consulting, and industry to both publish their original research and be made aware of the research findings of their colleagues in a timely manner. Learn more about how to submit.
Keen to publish a paper detailing your understanding of the environmental governance and human security issues related to fisheries and aquaculture in the Indian Ocean Region? Learn how to submit.
Bringing International Perspectives to the Communication Curriculum in an Era of Globalization. This Special Issue of The Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (JICR) invites papers that advance internationalization of the communicaton curriculum and/or global education experiences through the application and integration of communication theory and research. Read more.
Deadline: 1 November 2017
Build a global audience and share your latest research with the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, and Electronic Reserve. Your contributions are important to the growth of library resource sharing on an international level. Find out how to submit.
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 Neurogenetics publishes papers involving the genetics of behavior, neural function or development, interpreted in the broadest sense. Of particular interest are papers on behavioral, biochemical, or cellular aspects of neural function, plasticity, aging or disease. Learn more about how to submit.
Submit your papers to this Special Issue on The Alternative Model for Personality Disorders. The aim is to bring together the latest and most impactful results of the inquiry that is being done by disparate research groups around the world. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 1 November 2017
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.
Special Issue: Plant-Microbial Interactions. The study of plant–microbial interactions has received increasing attention in the last few decades, and the Journal of Plant Interactions has published more than 100 papers on this subject. Due to the importance of this research, we decided to launch a special section dedicated to plant-microbial interactions. Find out more.
Special Issue: The prevention of sexual abuse and violence – What have we learned and where should we be heading? This special issue of JoSA aims to advance the theoretical and empirical knowledge base on current developments in the prevention of sexual abuse and violence. See the full list of topics for consideration.
Deadline: 1 December 2017
Call for Submissions on Book Reviews. We welcome reviews of books that broadly relate to the core values of the Journal of Visual Art Practice. JVAP is concerned with visual art practice including the social, economic, political and cultural frames within which the formal concerns of art and visual art practice are located. The journal is concerned with research engaged in these disciplines, and with the contested ideas of knowledge formed through that research. Read the full submissions instructions.
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.
Call for Professional Book Reviews. The Journal of Women & Aging (JWA) welcomes the opportunity to publish reviews of current books in women and aging, and related fields. Read the full call for papers for more details.
Deadline: various depending on issue.
Special Issue: Violent Feelings: Affective Intensities in Literature, Film and Culture. The essays sought for this special issue seize on violent feeling as a productive avenue for further propelling and complicating the “affective turn” in literary studies. Read more details.
Deadline: 31 December 2017
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
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 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 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.
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.
Submissions welcome. Nucleus is an international peer-reviewed, Medline-indexed journal that publishes research papers, reviews, methods, commentaries, and extra views on all aspects on the organization and functions of the cell nucleus. See more details about its topic coverage.
Special Issue: Gastroenterology. Paediatrics and International Child Health is an international forum for all aspects of paediatrics and child health in developing and low-income countries. The journal is indexed within PubMed, Research Alert® and Science Citation Index, amongst others. Find out more about its August 2018 Special Issue.
Deadline: 1 February 2018
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.
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology covers all aspects of research and patient management within the area of blood disorders and malignant diseases of childhood. Submit your clinical studies as well as basic and translational research reports regarding cancer pathogenesis, genetics, molecular diagnostics, pharmacology, stem cells, molecular targeting, cellular and immune therapies. See more details.
Special Issue: Modeling in Differential Equations Courses. The Guest Editors of this issue encourage you to submit your new and groundbreaking research on activities, illustrations, descriptions, and assessments of efforts to use modeling to motivate and affirm the study of differential equations. Read more.
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Special Issue: Lean Six Sigma for Operational and Service Excellence. The guest editors encourage authors to submit their best papers with practical solutions to companies’ real world problems, irrespective of their nature and size. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 18 December 2017
Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses
Resilience: 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.
Submissions welcome. RNA Biology is a leading platform for presenting and discussing cutting-edge RNA research. RNA plays a central role in all cellular processes: decoding the genome, regulating gene expression, mediating molecular interactions, and catalyzing chemical reactions. See more details.
Call for papers: Special Issue on Participatory Research. The editors welcome articles illustrating or exploring topics related to developing and sustaining partnerships/community engagement, conceptual and theoretical foundations of participatory research, incorporating the voices of community residents and/or advocates, knowledge translation, and research design. Read more.
Deadline: 1 December 2017
scrutiny2 is an indexed, peer-reviewed, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English literature studies in Southern Africa, and to promote advanced researches and best research practices. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles in the field of African Fabulation for a special issue to be published in 2018. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Special Issue: Building the Competitiveness of Small Enterprises in Asia: Issues and Solutions. Recommended topics will focus on small enterprises only in Asia and include a broad range of areas. See the full topic range and submissions instructions.
Deadline: 31 January 2018
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.
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.
This forthcoming special issue of Teaching in Higher Education will focus on how universities can and should respond to the ‘post-truth’ world where experts and expertise are under attack, but where knowledge and theory-based practice continue to offer the hope of a fairer, safer and more rewarding world. The journal is interested to receive papers that re-examine what and how universities should teach in responding to the new public scepticism. See more details.
Temperature 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.
Publishing scholarship which explores and advances the study of performance, Text and Performance Quarterly is seeking contributions. Find out more.
Special Issue: Recovery from Stroke: Factors Affecting Prognosis. This Special Issue will focus on findings related to recovery of function following stroke. The focus can be pediatric or adult; empirical research or review papers are acceptable. Read the full call for papers.
Deadline: 15 January 2018
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.
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.
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.
Transcription is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal that publishes high-quality articles providing novel insights, provocative questions, and new hypotheses into the expanding field of gene transcription. Learn more about the types of manuscripts that the journal welcomes.
Special Issue: Translation in Ireland: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Ireland’s long history of cultural and linguistic contacts offers immense scope for studying translation. As a bilingual country and now an increasingly multilingual state, translation in Ireland has been and continues to be multifaceted. For full details, read the full submissions instructions.
Deadline: 9 January 2018
Visual Culture in Britain publishes original work incorporating a wide range of media and related theoretical approaches that expand the realms of visual culture beyond the ocular to incorporate the emerging theories associated with the new materialisms in Britain. Contributions are welcomed from academics and professionals working in Art, Architecture, Design, Film, Performance/Live Arts, Craft/Makers, Intermedia, Mass/Hyper/Digital Media and Games. Find out more.
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.