Call for Submissions: Race and Color in Education


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
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
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
Racism on campus
Colorism on campus
Sororities/fraternities/social clubs
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


Articles, essays, book reviews, interviews, and film/movie reviews, unpublished blogs and commentaries.


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.


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 id and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submissions.

Continued Success!
Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
Journal of Colorism Studies