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GSCIS Author Symposium: Building a Stronger Collaborative Relationship Between Author and Editor

GSCIS AUTHOR SYMPOSIUM
Building a Stronger Collaborative Relationship Between Author and Editor

Chair: Aigul Kulnazarova
The Global South Caucus for International Studies (GSCIS) is pleased to offer a new Author Symposium that will provide ISA and GSCIS members with enhanced publishing opportunities through networking with senior and executive editors of leading academic journals and publishing institutions in the field.  

In collaboration with

Journal Editors: 
Alynna Lyon, Editor-in-Chief, Global Governance (Brill)
Amanda Murdie, Editor-in-Chief, International Studies Review (Oxford University Press)  
Brent J. Steele, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Global Studies Quarterly (Oxford University Press)  
Ken Stiles, Editor-in-Chief, Global Governance (Brill)
Ronald Krebs, Editor-in-Chief, Security Studies (Taylor & Francis)

Publishers: 
Anca Pusca, Executive Editor, Palgrave Macmillan
Anthony Wahl, Senior Editor, Oxford University Press
Brian Giblin, Senior Editor, Oxford University Press
Bridget Flannery-McCoy, Senior Editor, Princeton University Press
John Haslam, Executive Editor, Cambridge University Press
Lynne Rienner, CEO and President, Lynne Rienner Publishers 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
In this era of increasing academic internationalization and research collaboration in general, one area that remains intellectually challenging is global reach and publishing opportunities for authors from the Global South. And this is true for many, if not all, social science disciplines. As recent studies in international development show, for example, only 16% of the nearly 25,000 articles published in 20 leading development journals between 1990 and 2019 were written by authors from the Global South.1  

Established as an advocacy group to support underrecognized scholars, practitioners, and students, among other goals, the Global South Caucus for International Studies (GSCIS) seeks to forge collaborative relationships between authors and editors, and to expand international authorship and intellectual diversity with new and established voices from all regions, but especially from those that remain underrepresented. To that end, GSCIS aims to launch a new pre-convention program in Montreal in a developing partnership with leading journals and publishing institutions in the field and offer this program to its members annually thereafter. 

FORMAT
The First GSCIS Author Symposium will take place on March 14, 2023 in Montreal. It is intended not only to inform prospective authors about the editorial and production process, but also to provide a space for closer interaction between editors and authors. Thus, the symposium will be divided into two sections. In one section, participants will meet and work with journal editors, and in the second, with publishers. Each section, in turn, will be divided into two sessions: one for editors to present the concepts, policies, and publishing standards of their respective journals and institutions, and the other session organized in small groups that will rotate (move from table to table) to facilitate communication between authors and editors on more specific issues of writing, presenting, and publishing individual work. Such close interaction will ideally develop into long-term relationships with subsequent high-quality and timely publications. 

PARTICIPATION 
The GSCIS Author Symposium is a special pre-convention program for a limited number of participants sponsored by ISA Global South Caucus for International Studies. The two sections of the symposium, one with journal editors and the other with publishers, will run separately, with some of their sessions possibly overlapping. 

The Organizing Committee will select up to 20 participants for each section. Successful applicants may only participate in one section, although they may apply for both. The committee will pay special attention to cross-regional and interdisciplinary themes spanning multiple areas and regions, as well as candidates of any academic rank or position from institutions located in the Global South, underrepresented groups and universities, etc. We especially encourage those members who have manuscripts or dissertations in progress or ongoing research projects to apply and who believe they would benefit from special guidance to complete and publish their work in English through participating journals and publishers.  

SUBMISSION
Interested members should submit the following materials:

  • Application form (please download the WORD file here, fill in the required fields and submit along with other materials).
  • A brief proposal, including the title, objectives, and a summary of unfinished manuscript or ongoing research project, and its relationship to the Global South or cross-regional and interdisciplinary topics (up to 500 words).
  • Description of past difficulties with publication, if any (up to 200 words).
  • Description of expected learning objectives, outputs and outcomes, e.g., journal article, research monograph, etc. (up to 500 words).
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022
Complete application materials must be sent as a single combined pdf file to: gscis@isanet.org (indicate "GSCIS Author Symposium" in the subject line).

Organizing committee: 
Aigul Kulnazarova, GSCIS Chair 
Alistair Edgar, GSCIS Member   
Cyril Obi, GSCIS Africa Regional Representative 
Marcos Scauso, GSCIS Newsletter Editor
Raslan Ibrahim, GSCIS Middle East and North Africa Regional Representative


Questions can be directed to the members of the GSCIS Author Symposium Organizing Committee, (gscis@isanet.org). 


1 Verónica Amarante, Ronelle Burger, Grieve Chelwa, John Cockburn, Ana Kassouf, Andrew McKay & Julieta Zurbrigg (2021). Underrepresentation of developing country researchers in development research, Applied Economics Letters, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2021.1965528.

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