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

by Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth

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 (you will be required to create a user name and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.


Continued Success!
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Journal of Colorism Studies