JESP call for proposals – Special Issue to be published in 2019

Teams are invited to prepare propsals for a special issue of JESP (JOURNAL OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL POLICY) to be published in 2019 by 31st October 2017.

Interested parties are requested to send a short proposal (no more than 1000 words) describing the scope of the proposed theme; the papers that it would contain; the timetable. They should make a case to justify the dedication of a special issue to this particular theme and its topicality. They should demonstrate that the special issue would have an overall analytical and theoretical coherence. They should also highlight any editorial experience they already have. They are also welcome to make proposals as to referees.

Proposals should be submitted no later than 31st October 2017. The Editorial Board of the Journal will decide by 30 November 2017 which, if any, of the proposals should be accepted. The material for the Special Issue will be required in final form not later than 15 June 2018.

The person or group submitting the proposal will be expected to act as Guest Editor for the Special Issue, to liaise with contributors with regards to revisions and to produce an issue containing a strong and coherent collection of papers. One member of the JESP Editorial Board will be assigned to work with the Guest Editor in overseeing the refereeing process, and to ensure, on behalf of the Editorial Board, that the collection as a whole and the individual papers meet the normal quality standards of the Journal.

Proposals should be sent electronically to the JESP administrator’s office at the University of Edinburgh.  send to: