Special issue: Mastered and Phdished: Reflections on Women of Color and Graduate Education (July 2020)
Deadline: March 30, 2020 at 12 noon EST
The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is a peer-reviewed journal 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, multiculturalism, and societal ills affecting people of color. At JOCS, 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 resolve 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. Gradually, over a period, we will see change.
JOCS publishes high-quality content in a forum that is enlightening, educating, engaging, informative and collaborative for everyone from all walks of life. The Journal of Colorism Studies uses a 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 part of the change that is needed!
JOCS is currently accepting essays, articles, film/movie reviews, and book reviews for a special thematic issue, Mastered and Phdished: Reflections on Women of Color and Graduate Education for publication. We are interested in well-crafted submissions that focus on the graduate student experience of women of color. It is through these submissions that we hope to bring awareness, courage, empowerment, healing, solidary, and best practices in navigating graduate education. We are particularly interested in well-crafted submissions that include but are not limited to the following:
- Faculty of Color
- Classroom Milieu
- Health and 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
- Motherhood/ Parenting
- Balancing Family
- Non-Traditional Student Experiences
- Non-Traditional Career Path Experiences
- Self-love and Respect
- Faith and Spirituality
- Bias/Discrimination/ Prejudice
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 (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 15 pages.
Submissions should include author biographies not to exceed five single spaced lines and may include links to personal websites.
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 part of the change that is needed!
To submit manuscripts for review, please register at http://jocsonline.org (you will be required to create a user name and password). Review the Submission Guidelines and then submit your manuscript.
We are looking forward to your submissions. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Spirit and in Truth,
Dr. Nubian Sun, LCSW
Journal of Colorism Studies