CFS: Gender/Sex, Mixed Methods (J of Multiple Res Approaches)

Journal of Multiple Research Approaches

Special issue on: Mixed Methods in Genders & Sexualities Research

Deadline for Papers: 1st March 2013

Over the past three decades, the international explosion of scholarship in the areas of gender, sex and sexuality has created new fields of inquiry and approaches in the cross-disciplinary fields of the humanities, social, and natural sciences. Innovative methodologies have emerged to address the thorny issues of researching identity and subject positions, practices and activities. Yet despite this, there is still much to be done in the development of mixed methods approaches to the study of gender, sex and sexuality, in addition to further attention being required as to what constitutes best practice in terms of qualitative and quantitative research in the field.

This issue invites work that examines ‘methodology’ in gender, sex and sexualities research. We seek essays that elaborate experiences of both theoretical and empirical approaches to research on gender, sex and sexuality. Studies that have employed qualitative and quantitative, as well as mixed method approaches are welcome. We are particularly interested in essays that expose the challenges, emerging issues and solutions in combining innovative approaches and evaluation programs. Work may be submitted in the format of a case study, literature review, research note or research article.

We invite abstracts from all disciplinary and artistic homes including but not limited to: critical theories of race/gender/sexuality, biomedical fields, literary studies, technology and science studies, legal studies, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities generally. Manuscripts within the scope of the special issue should follow APA 6th edn style, be 6000-8000 words, and submitted for double blind peer review according to the journal’s Author Guidelines at:

Please indicate in the covering email that it is for the special issue on Mixed Methods in Gender(s) and Sexualities Research and the preferred section. Any queries regarding the special issue may be addressed to the Editor in your respective research field or region:

Lisa Jean Moore:

Damien W Riggs:

Cirus Rinaldi:


Abstracts to Editors: October 15, 2012

Manuscript submissions: March 1, 2013

Peer review and revision: March 2013 – July 2013

Final manuscripts for publication: August 31, 2013

Publication: November 2013 (cover date December 2013)



“Nurse writer” on Wikipedia

A new article, “Nurse writer,” has been added to Wikipedia, a companion to the article “Physician writer” that was created in 2008.

As a wiki, this reference allows any registered reader to revise the entry.

CFS: HIV and Sex Work

Call for submissions: HIV and Sex Work

Research for Sex Work is seeking contributions for its next issue: HIV and Sex Work. This international journal provides a platform for the exchange of ideas, experiences and research results on the subject of sex work in a framework of health and human rights. We give priority to submissions from sex workers – individuals and groups. Although it’s not an academic journal, we do send articles out for review, to achieve the highest possible quality and credibility amongst policymakers. Most readers and authors come from sex worker groups, support organisations, HIV prevention projects, local and international NGOs, universities, research institutes. The journal aims for coverage of all geographical regions. We welcome three types of writing : 1- research results, 2- project or programme descriptions and 3- think pieces. Submissions must be in English, but don’t worry if yours is not perfect – we will edit. Maximum length is 1200 words. If you have an article idea or a question, write to the editor, Laura Agustín, at  by 7 July 2012.

Finished articles will be due 1 August 2012, and authors will need to be available by email to answer questions and make corrections over the following month or so. We also are looking for high-resolution photos for which you own the rights. Write first to describe them to:  This edition will be bilingual: English/Chinese. For a history of the journal and to see earlier editions:

Narrative Writing Weekend

The Center for Health Media & Policy (CHMP) at Hunter College in New York City is offering, as a part of its program in Narrative Writing for Health Care Professionals, TELLING STORIES, DISCOVERING VOICE: A Writing Weekend for Nurses, July 20-22, 2012, in New York City. Cosponsored with the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the conference will be open to nurses, nursing faculty, nurse researchers, and nursing students, giving them an opportunity to explore the power of narrative writing. Attendees will receive 16.5 continuing education credit hours.  

The goals are to give nurses new appreciation for their individual and collective voices and new tools for sustaining their writing lives—regardless of whether their writing is scholarly or creative. In addition to taking part in writing workshops, participants will discuss the elements of a “healing narrative,” the role of narrative in medicine and nursing, and the potential for social media as a public-health tool. They’ll also receive one-on-one focus on their writing from conference faculty. The cost for the weekend is $675.

A detailed brochure is attached or you can click here for the brochure and click here to register (under Course Category/Program on the left, click on NURSING and the course description for Telling Stories, Discovering Voice: A Writing Weekend for Nurses/SEMTSDV should appear; click on Show Detail & Register on the right ).

Instructors are CHMP senior fellow Jim Stubenrauch, MFA, and poet-in-residence Joy Jacobson, MFA. They were longtime editors at the American Journal of Nursing and they now teach writing to nursing students, nursing faculty, and working nurses. Karen Roush, MS, RN, will provide a keynote address on the role of narrative in a variety of written formats: a personal essay, qualitative research, poems, a critique of research, and social commentary. She helps health professionals improve their writing through the Scholar’s Voice and is the clinical managing editor of the American Journal of Nursing and a Mary Clark Rockefeller Fellow and PhD candidate in the College of Nursing at New York University

The Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College advances public conversations about health and health policy through media, research, education, and public forums. 

If you have questions,  contact: Joy Jacobson, Poet-in-Residence, Center for Health, Media, & Policy, Hunter College | Email:

Assessing Journal Quality

An increasingly important and ever more vexing challenge for the academic writer is determining the quality or ranking of a journal. At some universities or in some schools and departments considerations of tenure and promotion are made not simply on the fact of getting your manuscripts published but also in which journals (and the rank of those journals). The ever more vexing part is that open-access on-line journals have proliferated in recent years, some of which are little more than vanity presses.

Brendan A. Rapple, a librarian at Boston College, cuts through some of this confusion in the article “Assess Carefully: Don’t Be Duped by Bogus Journals,” published in Inside Higher Ed.  Rapple discusses evaluation criteria, publication fees (the funding model for most open-access journals), and the Directory of Open Access Journals.


CFP: Health, Illness, Culture (Taipei Forum)

Call for Proposals: Health and Illness in Culture, Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC), Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan, TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Friday, December 21, 2012

The “TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture” invites a wide variety of topics related to representations of health and narratives in culture. Interdisciplinary proposals representing humanities and the arts (e.g., literature, history, film, visual arts) or social sciences (e.g., anthropology, cultural studies, sociology) or medical related fields (e.g., public health, nursing, medicine, pharmarcy) perspectives through historical or contemporary contexts are welcome. This one-day conference emphasizes the pursuit of understanding of health and illness and the exploration of the social and cultural contexts in which we all live in. Subject areas might include but are not limited to:

  • Stories of illness from patient and health practitioner perspectives in novels, short stories, memoirs, graphic novels, etc., discussed in larger sociocultural (ethnicity, race, gender, class), and political (health care system) contexts;
  • Historical and contemporary narratives of illness in films; TV comedy, drama, reality programming; advertising; marketing; news media; web and social media;
  • Historical and contemporary representations of stigmas of illness in popular culture genres; representation and misrepresentation in healthprofessional education and practice;
  • Disability narratives in literature, history, popular culture;
  • Representations of health institutions or health practitioners in historical and contemporary perspectives;
  • Health care reform discourse (e.g., public debate over national health insurance in electoral politics, disability rights “patient-centered” health care, medical homes, health care access, health disparities, electronic medical records);
  • Pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical industry (e.g., drug/prescription/OTC use, misuse, popular perceptions, promotion and marketing; pharmaceuticals and meanings of illness and wellness; drug development or regulation; clinical trials);
  • Historical and contemporary perspectives on public health “threats”;
  • Historical and contemporary representations of promotion of health through such strategies as diet, exercise, personal or domestic hygiene, positive psychology;
  • Historical and contemporary narratives of epidemics, pandemics, emergingand re-emerging diseases;
  • Cultural representations of aging, forgetting, obesity, smoking, addictions, antibiotic resistance, radiation, cancer, life science, andgeneral medical issues.
  • Reflections on life, bio-life, biopolitics, post genomic life, posthuman and cloned lives.

Contributions from interdisciplinary and single disciplines are welcome. Individual or full panel proposals are considered. Please email your 250-word proposal and a CV to Chung-jen Chen at  by 15 July 2012.

Proposals for complete panels with three related presentations are also welcome. Please feel free to email with enquiries.

Co-organizers: Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine, TMU, and College of Liberal Arts, TMU

CFS: Health & Identity (Hlth, Culture, & Soc)

CALL FOR PAPERS: HEALTH & IDENTITY (a special issue of Health, Culture, and Society [HCS])

AREAS: anthropology; social and community development; regional health research; national and global health awareness; mental health; quality of life issues; health legislation; health research, training and education; the social history of medicine; philosophies of health.

Since the inaugural issue of HCS in November 2011, the readership and attention received has grown significantly. With this in mind, the third issue will mark an important moment in the journal’s one year history, as well as in the visibility of health and policy research it has facilitated. HCS is more than a periodical; it is a platform giving visibility and exposure to research, development strategy and important debate in health and culture where protagonists showcase critical work from the social and medical sciences. HCS is geared towards an inter-disciplinary approach to issues of health, culture and society inviting contributions from a diversity of fields. HCS encourages both original and funded research into regional developments which can impact upon the global image of health, culture and society. HCS will reflect the very real developments in ideas that shape our modern understandings of health, and how cultural and social factors are important to its paradigm. The third issue of HCS will be released 17th November 2012. The theme will be Health and Identity. The international editorial committee invites contributions from researchers, workers and professionals who can relate the social urgencies and efforts of the realities they face as well as the changes they seek to implement. Contributions must be in English, the limit of which is 9,000 words including notes and bibliography. For details, contact and registration please visit

Deadline for submissions: July 15th 2012