Teorija in praksa is inviting papers for a thematic issue on the key Societal Challenges of Crisis Response in the Case of Global COVID-19 Crisis.
Key Societal Challenges of Crisis Response in the Case of Global COVID-19 Crisis
Call for papers
Open: May 15th, 2020
Close: 17th January, 2021
Journal Teorija in praksa (Theory and Practice) – Special COVID-19 crisis issue
Theme: Key Societal Challenges of Crisis Response in the Case of Global COVID-19 Crisis
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Iztok Prezelj, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
Human society has always faced different kinds of crises. Wars, terrorism, migration and natural disasters have killed many people and transformed the ways we live. Infectious diseases were clearly designated a threat, but chiefly only among a narrow group of experts and health institutions. The Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 that caused considerable yet unknown numbers of infected/dead people is already forgotten, the sporadic outbursts of the Ebola virus were largely seen as a problem of Africa, while AIDS and the outburst in 2012 of MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus) have been put under control. In 2019, world society was looking strong, yet increasingly fragile. And, then, the unexpected happened.
The arrival of the COVID-19 epidemic/pandemic came as almost a complete surprise, despite the experiences with infectious diseases noted above. Even with the crisis at its peak in China, Europe and the USA were primarily viewing it from a distance, thinking this could not happen to us. The COVID-19 crisis challenges human society from several perspectives, with many predicting that our world will no longer be the same after this crisis ends.
The purpose of this thematic issue of Theory and Practice journal is to give interested authors an opportunity to analyse the: (1) COVID-19 crisis; (2) crisis response at the national or international levels; and/or (3) associated dilemmas from many different social scientific viewpoints. We are looking for articles on the theme from the perspectives of sociology, political science, international relations, security and defence studies, communication science, law etc. We also seek papers on human rights during this crisis and papers on the post-COVID power relations, world order and Europe. Multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches entailing a group of authors are very welcome.
Peer Review: Submitted papers willfirst undergo an editorial screening/reviewand then a rigorous double-blind peer review where the identities of the authors and reviewers are concealed.
Note: We are looking for 11 articles (papers of 6,500 words with abstracts of 100 words) in this special issue. In the event an insufficient number of papers is accepted, these papers will form a special thematic part as part of a regular issue of the journal.
Deadline for submitting paper proposals (abstract of max 150 words): 15 September 2020. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on acceptance: 30 September 2020.
Deadline for submitting papers: 17 January 2021 (see the notes for authors: https://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/docs/default-source/tip/notes-for-authors.pdf?sfvrsn=0)
Review and resubmission period: January– June 2021 (all papers will undergo a double-blind peer review).
Expected publication: July-August 2021.
The journal is indexed in the following databases: https://www.fdv.uni-lj.si/en/journals/science-journals/teorija-in-praksa/abstracting-indexing-service.
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