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Call for papers for a thematic section of Island Studies Journal on ‘Policing and justice in island communities’ (N/A)

Organization: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
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Event Date: 2023-05-05 Abstract Due: 2021-09-30

Call for papers for a thematic section of Island Studies Journal on ‘Policing and justice in island communities’

Guest editor

Dr. Wendell C. Wallace, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus wendell.wallace@sta.uwi.edu 

Research that focuses on policing and the justice systems from an island perspective is extremely rare. We wish to develop a thematic section of Island Studies Journal (ISJ) that addresses how island or archipelagic characteristics influence the nature, complexities, or potentials, and challenges of such issues as:

• Police legitimacy

• Incarceration and pre-trial detention

• Policing the pandemic

• Personalization of policing and criminal investigations

• Use and abuse of force

• Sentencing, punishment, and rehabilitation

• Prison locations and prison conditions

• Quality and type of police and justice services provided.

We encourage the involvement of scholars working in various disciplines and different parts of the world, including scholars engaged in comparative island research. Researchers using qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches are encouraged to submit their proposals for consideration.

The first step in preparing this thematic section is to assemble a strong group of abstracts for consideration by the editors of ISJ. It is not possible for the guest editor to guarantee publication or at this stage even guarantee that the thematic section will move forward. However, the editor-in-chief of ISJ has offered encouragement regarding this proposal.

It is hoped that this thematic section will be published in the May 2023 issue of ISJ, but individual papers will be published online ahead of print as and when they complete the peer review and editorial process. ISJ is a web-based, freely downloadable, open access, peer reviewed journal that publishes papers advancing and critiquing the study of issues affecting or involving islands. It is listed and abstracted in Scopus and Web of Science (Social Science Citation Index).

For further information or in order to submit an abstract, please contact guest editor Dr. Wendell C. Wallace (wendell.wallace@sta.uwi.edu). Interested authors are asked to send abstracts of 150-200 words to the guest editor by the deadline of 30 September 2021, using ‘Thematic Section on Policing and Justice in Island Communities’ as the subject of the e-mail. The abstract (150- 200 words) must include the name of the author(s), their institutional affiliation, the title of the proposed study, and the name and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

If an abstract is accepted, initial drafts of full papers will be expected by 15 March 2022. The guest editor will then undertake an initial analysis of the paper and recommend revisions if necessary. Authors whose draft papers have been approved will be invited to submit their formal submissions to ISJ by 31 May 2022 through the journal’s online submission system: https://islandstudies.ca/node/539. All papers will be subject to peer review.

Authors are expected to engage with the existing body of island studies and/or ocean studies literature, as found not only in ISJ but also in other journals and publications. Papers must be both theoretically informed and methodologically appropriate for their purpose. In order to be accepted for publication, articles must place island processes or ‘islandness’ at the center of their analyses as it is not enough for an article to simply concern a place that happens to be an island.

Final manuscripts should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words, must be written in excellent English, and must be prepared in accordance with the ISJ submission guidelines: https://www.islandstudies.ca/guidelines_instructions.html.



Wendell Codrington Wallace