Journal of Colorism Studies

JOCS

Call for Peer Reviewers

The Journal of Colorism Studies  (JOCS) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. The journal is accessible at JOCS Online and via the ProQuest and EBSCO databases.

Colorism and a plethora of issues continue to affect communities of color psychologically, emotionally, physically, and socially.  The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, and societal ills affecting people of color.

We believe in bridging the gap through collaborating, educating, enlightening, discussing, reporting and sharing information.  It is our belief that absent sharing research with the masses as well as failing to include the masses at conferences, in dialogues, research findings, and articles, etc. on issues affecting people of color, valuable voices and contributions needed to bring about change are lost.

We further believe that by including the masses, communities of color in collaboration with academia will be able to collectively find solutions to help address many societal ills and open the door for honest dialogues.  By bridging the gap, we will be able to diminish the far-reaching divide that continues to separate the academic community and communities of color.  Accordingly, we believe that it is time for a change in the way that we act, interact and react with each other.

JOCS publishes high-quality content in a forum that is enlightening, educating, engaging, informative and collaborative for everyone from all walks of life.  JOCS uses a double-blind peer review process for all submissions. We are interested in submissions from EVERYONE especially members of the community.  We believe in and encourage celebrating and embracing the diversity of all people of color worldwide and with great enthusiasm, we invite you to submit content for review and publication in JOCS.   We are looking forward to the academic community and communities of color collaborating with vigor and great passion. Join us, help bridge the gap, and be a part of the change that is needed!

Peer Review Board Members

JOCS is seeking peer reviewers to join the Peer Review Board.  Peer reviewers commit to reviewing articles two times each year and are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.  The journal follows a double-blind review process ensuring authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other throughout the process.

Composition of the Peer Review Board includes a wide variety of members representing the community, including organizational leaders, change agents, and educators from all sectors including scholars consisting of early career through senior academics.  Members should possess a master’s and/or doctorate degree in topics published by the journal and/or have equivalent experience in a relevant subject.

If you are interested in joining the Peer Review Board of JOCS, please request an application by completing the form below.

 

Thank you for supporting the Journal of Colorism Studies.

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Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

ISSN: 2329-3187
Website: http://www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

 

Call for Guest Peer Reviewers

The Journal of Colorism Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. The journal is accessible at JOCS Online and via the ProQuest and EBSCO databases.

Colorism and a plethora of issues continue to affect communities of color psychologically, emotionally, physically, and socially. The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color on issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, and societal ills affecting people of color.

We believe in bridging the gap through collaborating, educating, enlightening, discussing, reporting and sharing information. It is our belief that absent sharing research with the masses as well as failing to include the masses at conferences, in dialogues, research findings, and articles, etc. on issues affecting people of color, valuable voices and contributions needed to bring about change are lost.

We further believe that by including the masses, communities of color in collaboration with academia will be able to collectively find solutions to help address many societal ills and open the door for honest dialogues. By bridging the gap, we will be able to diminish the far-reaching divide that continues to separate the academic community and communities of color. Accordingly, we believe that it is time for a change in the way that we act, interact and react with each other.

JOCS publishes high-quality content in a forum that is enlightening, educating, engaging, informative and collaborative for everyone from all walks of life.  JOCS uses a double-blind review process for all submissions. We are interested in submissions from EVERYONE especially members of the community. We believe in and encourage celebrating and embracing the diversity of all people of color worldwide and with great enthusiasm, we invite you to submit content for review and publication in JOCS. We are looking forward to the academic community and communities of color collaborating with vigor and great passion. Join us, help bridge the gap, and be a part of the change that is needed!

Guest Peer Reviewers

JOCS is seeking guest peer reviewers for a special thematic issue titled Mastered and Phdished: Reflections of Women of Color in Higher Education.

(See the Call for Submissions)

Peer Reviewers are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed and constructive comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for publication.  The journal follows a double-blind review process ensuring authors and reviewers remain anonymous to each other throughout the process.

If you are interested in serving as a guest peer reviewer, please request an application by completing the form below.

Thank you for supporting the Journal of Colorism Studies.

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In Spirit and in Truth,

Dr. Nubian Sun, LCSW
Guest Editor
Journal of Colorism Studies

ISSN: 2329-3187
Website: http://www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

 

Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun to Serve as Guest Editor of the Journal of Colorism Studies

 

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun will serve as guest editor for two special issues of JOCS beginning in January 2020 through December 2020. The first Call for Submissions “Mastered and Phdished: Reflections on Women of Color and Graduate Education” (July 2020) will close on March 30, 2020.  We are excited about Dr. Sun joining JOCS and look forward to working together.

Dr. Sun’s biography and accomplishments are noted below.

 

Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun  

 

Dr. Nubian OmiSayade Sun, LCSW, Educator-Scholar, Consultant, and Spirit-Filled Practitioner, is a native of Memphis, TN (Home of the Blues). She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga and received her Master’s degree in Social Work- Community Welfare Management from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville (Nashville Campus). She obtained her doctorate degree in Social Work Policy, Planning, and Administration from the Whitney M. Young Jr., School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tulane School of Social Work, CEO/ Founder of Nubian Sun Consulting, LLC, and CEO/ Founder of the Center for Resilient, Individuals, Families and Communities. Her social work practice, andragogy, and scholarship interests include the following: The Afrocentric perspective (Women and Girls), Incarceration/Reentry, and Self-Efficacy. She travels between the worlds of theater, culinary arts, West African dance and drumming, visual/abstract art, healing arts, and music. As a Spirit-Filled Practitioner, she uses a plethora of African traditional methods, methods of the American South, Eastern, and indigenous healing practices in helping others to help themselves.

 

 

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Colorism Studies

Call for Submissions (Revised)

 

Special issue: Mastered and Phdished: Reflections of Women of Color in Higher Education 

 

Due to the pandemic, the Call for Submissions has been extended until AUGUST 10, 2020 (by midnight EST).

 

The Journal of Colorism Studies is an open access, peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Intraracial Colorism Project, Inc. The journal is accessible at JOCS Online and via the ProQuest and EBSCO databases.

JOCS is currently accepting essays, articles, film/movie reviews, and book reviews for a special thematic issue, Mastered and Phdished: Reflections of Women of Color in Higher Education for publication. We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on graduate student experiences, administrative, faculty and other staff experiences. It is through these submissions that we hope to bring awareness, courage, empowerment, healing, solidary, and best practices in navigating graduate education, administrative, teaching and other staff roles in higher education. We are particularly interested in well-crafted submissions that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mentoring
  • Faculty of Color
  • Adjunct Faculty Experiences
  • Administration
  • Classroom Milieu
  • Mental Health
  • Thesis and Dissertation Challenges and Successes
  • Historically Black Institutions (HBCU) Graduate Experiences
  • Predominately White Institutions (PWI) Graduate Experiences
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS) Graduate Experiences
  • Navigating Sisterhood and Friendships
  • Conference Presentations
  • Research
  • Research and Communities of Color
  • Publications
  • Promotions/Tenure
  • Professional Development
  • Motherhood/ Parenting
  • LGBTQ
  • Balancing Family
  • Personal, Academic and Career Goals
  • Non-Traditional Student Experiences
  • Non-Traditional Career Path Experiences
  • Disparate Treatment
  • Distance Learning/Online Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Program/Curriculum/Course Development
  • Business Degree Programs
  • Department Diversity
  • Teaching Experiences
  • Self-love and Respect
  • Faith and Spirituality
  • Identity
  • Colorism
  • Power
  • Conflict
  • Respect
  • Ethics
  • Racism/Bias/Discrimination/ Prejudice
  • Student Loans
  • Purpose/Passion
  • Writing

Journal Access

To submit manuscripts for review, please register at JOCS. (you will be required to create a username and password).

 Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures.
  • Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review.
  • Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a double-blind peer review process.
  • Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication.
  • Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).
  • Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line.
  • Submissions (including abstract, main text, notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.

 Author Biographies

Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed five single spaced lines and may include links to personal websites.

We are looking forward to your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact JOCS at submissions@jocsonline.org.

 

In Spirit and in Truth,

Dr. Nubian Sun, LCSW
Guest Editor
Journal of Colorism Studies

ISSN: 2329-3187
Website: http://www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

 

 

 

 

Call for Submissions

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Extended Due Date: March 31, 2019 (midnight)

 

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions focusing on The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism. We are interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the topics noted below.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, film/movie reviews, and social media posts with purpose.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.

 ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at Journal of Colorism Studies (you will be required to create a user id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submissions.

 

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies
Website: www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

Topics

Racial features

Stigma

Skin color complexes

Girls of color

Women of color

Relationships

Family

Education

Housing

Business

Consumer affairs

Men of color

Boys of Color

Interracial colorism

Intraracial colorism

White superiority

White privilege

Racism

Historical perspectives

Skin bleaching

Phenotypes

Below the Mason Dixon Line

The Workforce

Girls of color and disparate treatment

Students of color

Film/movies

Music industry

Media

Literature

Healthcare

Mental heath

Communities of color

Groups/organizations/clubs

Politics

Law

Marketing

Religion

International

Trailblazers and torchbearers

Change agents

Unsung girls and women of color

Self-validation

The marginalization of girls of color

Diversity and inclusion

Specialized glass ceilings

Opportunities

Standards of Beauty

 

 

 

 

 


 

Volume 3, Issue 1

Volume 3, Issue 1 of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) has been published and will be available for viewing at 12:00 AM EST on March 30, 2018.

To read the new issue, please register at JOCS.

 

Join the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies

The Editorial Team of the Journal of Colorism Studies invites applications for Editorial Review Board members. Working with members of the Editorial Advisory Board, members of the Editorial Review Board will review journal submissions and ensure that the journal responds timely to submissions.

The Editorial Review Board will consist of members willing to commit to reviewing articles two times each year and are responsible for reviewing submissions for accuracy, clarity, and research rigor; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of submissions; providing detailed comments on reviewed submissions, and providing recommendations for accepting or rejecting manuscripts for publication.  Note: Members will perform functions virtually.

Composition of the Editorial Review Board includes a wide variety of members representing the community, including organizational leaders, change agents, and educators from all sectors including scholars consisting of early career through senior academics. Members should possess a master’s and/or doctorate in topics published by the journal and have equivalent experience in a relevant subject. We invite and encourage graduate students to submit applications.

The mission of JOCS is to bridge the gap between academia and communities of color by focusing on interdisciplinary issues/topics relative to colorism, diversity, girls and women of color, mixed race identity, identity issues, race, racism, and other societal ills affecting people of color psychologically, emotionally, physically and socially.

Please request Review Board information by sending an e-mail to reviewbd@jocsonline.org  or complete the form below.

Continued Success!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Editor-in-Chief

Publication Notice: Volume 2, Issue 1 of JOCS: Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color

Volume 2, Issue 1 of the Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) has been published.  This is a thematic issue: Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.

Subscriptions to the journal are free. To access the journal visit Journal of Colorism Studies  (www.jocsonline.org). If you are not a subscriber, you will be required to create a user name and password and then register as a “Reader.”

Volume 2, Issue 2 will be published in December of 2016.

Enjoy!

Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

Editor-in-Chief

Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education

 Reopened

Deadline: September 30, 2016

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue titled Race and Color in Education. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

The Achievement Gap
Students of color and success
Students of color and retention
Students of color and achievement
Students of color and special education
Quality education and students of color
Curriculum and Black history
Mixed race identity
Race and color in the classroom
Student loans/student debt
Black males and education
Diversity on campus/in the classroom
Full-time Faculty/Adjunct faculty of color
HBCUs
Predominately white colleges and universities
White privilege on campus
Faculty of color on campus
Faculty of color and leadership
White faculty and HBCUs
White privilege
Tenure and faculty of color
Sisters in the Academy

Surviving in Academia
College completion
Common Core
No Child Left Behind
Separate and unequal
For-profit schools and students of color
Students of color and STEM
Stereotypes and students of color
College level writing skills
Professionalism
Staff
College/university committees and racism
Standards of excellence
Learning styles (kinesthetic, auditory, visual)
White teachers and students of color
The classroom to prison pipeline
Girls of color and disparate treatment
Students of color and gender bias
Colorism in higher education
African/African-American programs
Community colleges
Black Studies
Black intellectuals
Intellectuals of color
Administration
Racism on campus
Colorism on campus
Sororities/fraternities/social clubs
Racism/Colorism
The effects of racism on students of color
The effects of colorism on students of color
Student organizations
The hidden prejudice in education
Interracial colorism/Intraracial colorism
Racism and faculty tenure
Colorism and faculty tenure
Students of color and learning environments
The education system and students of color
Racist student organizations on campus
Athletes of color at predominately white colleges and universities
The purpose of education
Public schools/charter schools
Campus violence/violence in schools
Twenty-first century workforce ready degree programs


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, and film/movie reviews, unpublished blogs and commentaries.

SUBMISSIONS/AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using one inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS

JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at http://jocsonline.org (you will be required to create a user id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submissions.

Continued Success!
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

eic@jocsonline.org

Website: http://www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

Call for Submissions (Reopened) Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color

Due: April 30, 2016

 

The Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Colorism Studies has decided to reopen the Call for Submissions for the thematic issue, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color. We are particularly interested in submissions that are positive, celebratory, empowering and embrace girls and women of color.  Submissions may include  book reviews, commentaries, essays, interviews, and film/movie reviews.  The submission deadline is April 30, 2016 with publication in the fall of 2016. Submissions may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Trailblazers and torchbearers
  • Change agents
  • Unsung girls and women of color
  • Faith
  • Self-validation
  • Girls of color
  • Women of color
  • The marginalization of girls of color
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Specialized glass ceilings for women of color
  • Living life beautiful
  • Self-love
  • Self-pride
  • Self-respect
  • Self-identity
  • Self-pride
  • Standards of beauty
  • Hair
  • Colorism
  • Understanding biases
  • Embracing diversity within the race
  • Health
  • Making good choices
  • Media
  • Relationships
  • Mental health
  • Education
  • Power
  • Sports
  • Religion
  • Employment
  • The criminal justice system
  • Parenting
  • Teen issues
  • Gangs and girls of color
  • Stereotypes
  • Family values
  • Career choices
  • Racism
  • Prejudice
  • Identity
  • Interracial diversity
  • Intraracial diversity
  • STEM
  • One size does not fit all
  • Love
  • Being original
  • Breaking down skin color and race barriers
  • Racism
  • Sisters in unity
  • Skin color dynamics
  • Identity and racial pride
  • Loving my skin
  • Sexuality
  • Music industry
  • Personal space
  • Emotional well-being

Submissions Accepted

Book reviews, commentaries, essays, interviews, and film/movie reviews.  We are particularly interested in essay submissions.

Submission/Author Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1 inch margins for the top, bottom, and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages, and contain in-text citations (if necessary). Lines should be left-justified and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions should not exceed five pages.

 Online Submissions

JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at http://jocsonline.org (you will be required to create a user name and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

 

Continued Success!
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Colorism Studies

Website: http://www.jocsonline.org
Twitter:@colorismjournal

 

 

 

 

 

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