CFP: Writing and Science

The journal Written Communication will be considering article submissions for its upcoming special issue on “Writing and Science” through March 1st, 2018. You can locate a copy of the CFP by visiting

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Writing and laboratory science
  • Note-making as a rhetorical activity
  • Scientific writing as material-semiotic practice
  • Visuals in scientific inquiry and argumentation
  • Multimodal analysis of scientific texts
  • Emerging and hybrid genres in STEM disciplines
  • Writing and interdisciplinary collaboration in the sciences
  • Scientific publishing in an age of digital media and open access
  • Rhetorical accommodation of science and technology
  • Circulation of scientific information in popular media
  • Citizen science as social and rhetorical practice
  • Rhetorical figures in scientific communication
  • Historical and cultural studies of writing in science
  • Intercultural and multilingual scientific communication
  • The rhetorical construction of gender, race, and sexuality in scientific discourse (and discourse more generally that uses science as warrant for arguments related to these and other socially relevant topics)

Queries are welcome and can be directed to Chad Wickman, Editor, at the following address:

Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018

The “cooks” for the blog site Scholarly Kitchen (“What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing”) offer their forecasts for scholarly publishing and communication this year:


CFP: Integrative Oncology

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Invitation to Submit: September 2018 JACM Special Focus Issue on Integrative Oncology

The past decade witnessed an increased interest in integrating complementary and integrative products, practices, and practitioners into cancer care. A growing number of patients and healthcare practitioners involved in oncological care find the integration of these services beneficial in improving patient quality of life and diminution of adverse effects of treatment. Increasingly, major cancer centers in the United States, Europe and Asia presently integrate, or are evaluating integration of, these therapies and providers in their usual care.

In September 2018, JACM will publish a Special Focus Issue on integrative oncology. We will combine clinical trials from around the world with invited clinical reviews and focused commentaries to make this JACM issue an enduring, referential document.

We invite your submissions! We seek quality trials integrating complementary and integrative medicine in cancer treatment – original research focused on clinical outcomes in palliative and supportive care. In alignment with JACM‘s ongoing editorial focus, we also seek explorations of translational issues: implementation research, cost analyses, and improvement research. Also in alignment with JACM‘s editorial focus, we make only rare exceptions for basic science submissions.

  • Manuscript submission due date: March 31, 2018
  • When submitting your paper, please select the “Integrative Oncology 2018 Special Issue” manuscript category to ensure it is considered for this special issue.
  • Original manuscripts should be no longer than 3,000 words, and Reviews should be no longer than 6,000 words (Systematic Reviews may be longer). Title, abstract, acknowledgments, disclosures, references, and figure/table legends do not count toward the word limit.

Additional feature: As an additional feature in this JACM Special Focus Issue, we urge your submission of a 500-word commentary to reflect on next steps for integrative oncology: controversies; unusual experiences (not case reports); models of care; educational models; etc. We will select from those submitted a set that will be published together to capture the challenges and opportunities for this moment for the field.

If you have questions in this area, or ideas for other submissions that might strengthen the value of this special issue, please feel free to query us via JACM Editor-in-Chief John Weeks.

CFP: ASBH 2018

The 2018 Call for Proposals is Open until 11:59 Pacific Time, Monday, March 5, 2018

ASBH 20th Annual Meeting, October 18-21, 2018, Anaheim, CA

The Future is Now: Bioethics and Humanities Re-Imagine an Uncertain World

Please join us at the 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, to help us imagine, reflect on, stretch the limits of, and expand the boundaries of healthcare, the arts, education, policy, law, and other domains of being human in an uncertain world.

Proposals are being accepted for the ASBH 20th Annual Meeting. Review the call for proposals for the full conference theme, full session descriptions and important information regarding submitting your proposals. In order to submit any proposal, you will be prompted for your ASBH website login credentials; if you do not have an ASBH website account, you will have the opportunity to create one.

Submit a proposal for a pre-conference workshop, panel presentation or workshop. 

Pre-Conference Workshops These 3.5 hour sessions are offered as extra-cost events before the beginning of the annual meeting proper.

Workshop Designed for instruction and interaction in a 90-minute session. These sessions are limited to 4 presenters, preferably from multiple disciplines and institutions.

Panel Presentation Compare and contrast a variety of perspectives on a cohesive theme or includes presentations that are cross-disciplinary and build on one another. Limited to 4 presenters and can be 60 or 90 minutes. One of these 4 presenters will serve as a moderator.

Submit a proposal for a flash or paper session.

Paper Presentation One individual will have 15 minutes to present a discussion or lecture based on a work-in-progress or a paper whose central, substantive content has not been previously published, followed by 5 minutes to address questions from the audience.

Flash Presentation In this “flash” presentation format, individuals will have 5 minutes to present 3 slides. Members of the ASBH Board of Directors and Program Committee will moderate presentations and interactions with the audience by approximately 10 individuals in a 60-minute session. This format replaces poster presentations.

More information is available at

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ASBH office at or 847-375-4745.