Oñati Socio-Legal Series (OSLS or The Journal) invites proposals for Special Issues. The call is aimed to scholars who are interested in leading a team of contributors toward publishing a thematic issue in 2022 about any aspect in the socio-legal field. Proposals may or may not be related to IISL hosted workshops. We are especially interested in issues that address subjects recently not covered in the journal and their themes shall fall within the field of socio-legal studies widely understood; for more information, please consult the journal Archives. In accordance with its tenets, the journal encourages and especially welcomes proposals from teams with an adequate gender balance, inter-generational dialogue, and diversity of origins.
The proposal should include at least the following points:
- A working title of the special issue and a paragraph outlining its aims, framework, and a justification for the choice of the topic and how it can appeal to the international and diverse readership of Oñati Socio-Legal Series.
- A list of potential contributors, with short biographical notes, contact details and institutional affiliation, and a draft abstract of their contribution; each of the contributors should have expressed interest in submitting an article for the special issue. Each contributor can author or coauthor more than one article, but the issue must consist of no fewer than 5 and no more than 8 articles, plus an introduction.
- Names, contact details and short biographical notes of the proposed issue editors. These will work as Guest Editors together with the journal’s managing editor, who reports to the Journal Editors.
The proposals will be analyzed internally by the Editorial Team, and a response will be sent to each submitter.
If accepted, the Guest Editors and the managing editor will work together on a timescale to ensure that the special issue is published at some point in 2022. The Guest Editors will have to send to the managing editor a list of confirmed contributors and a list of potential reviewers, whom the OSLS Editors may add to those of their choice. From then on, the issue in production will follow the usual procedure that is applied for every issue of Oñati Socio-Legal Series and which is thoroughly explained in the journal policy section.
The deadline for proposals is 27 November 2020, at 12:00 pm (CET)
Please submit them to Leire Kortabarria, managing editor of Oñati Socio-Legal Series, at firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions that you may have.