The Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and
the Center for Peace and Violence Prevention, Romania
International Symposium on Security and Peace
November 30, 2021
Call for Papers
The Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the Center for Peace and Violence Prevention, Romania, invite researchers, scholars, practitioners, doctoral and postdoctoral students to present their current research findings, concerns, and field experiences in a virtual conference on global security and peace. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals. Both panel and individual paper proposals are welcome. Please submit a 300-word abstract by October 30, 2021. Please include with your abstract: your full name and your academic or professional rank and affiliation. Abstracts that greatly exceed the 300-word count may not be considered.
Topics of interest include, without limitation:
- Human security
- Human rights
- Climate change and conflict
- Migration and conflict
- Covid-19 and insecurity
- Postcolonial development models and insecurity
- Terrorism and global insecurity
- Policy and development
- Economy, development and peace
- Economic growth and conflict
- Gender balance
- Women and conflict
- Cyber insecurity
- Gender and armed violence prevention
High-quality papers will be peer-reviewed and published in a special issue of the Journal of Political and Administrative Studies (JPAS).
Closing date for submission of a 300-word abstract: October 30, 2021.
The full article must be submitted by 20th November 2021. Papers submitted after November 20th will not be accepted.
Conference Date: November 30, 2021.
Please register here: https://forms.gle/38VafHskm8p1AZm86 (kindly copy and paste the link into a google chrome browser).
Note: registration is free, but authors of papers selected for publication in the Special Edition of the Journal of Political and Administrative Studies will pay the sum of N25,000. EUR and USD Equivalent: €44, $51.
Participants will be informed of the conference program, panels and related administrative details following the selection process.
- The Center for Peace and Violence Prevention (CPVP) Romania,
- The Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Paper submission form
Authors should kindly submit their articles in electronic format to [email protected]. By sending the material, it is understood that it contains original information that has not previously been published or otherwise submitted for publication. Papers submitted to the International Conference on Security and Peace must be readable, jargon-free, and understood by readers with varied backgrounds. All articles submitted must meet the rules of citation listed below. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Submissions ideally should be no longer than 10-12 pages (font: Times New Roman, font-size: 12, spacing:1)
- Manuscripts must be in English (US spelling).
- Write in an interesting, readable manner. Short, simple sentences and paragraphs, clear logical flow, and ample use of subheadings reduce the reader’s workload and improve readability. Minimize the passive voice, and avoid first-person narrative (e.g., we/I); refer to the study as “the paper”/ “the current study” etc.
- Background and literature reviews should be focused on issues of direct relevance only.
Title and authors:
- Use short, impactful titles to attract the attention of readers—a combination of a short title and a subtitle help advertise the most important content
- The title page must list the full title, names, and complete email addresses of all authors.
Abstracts and keywords:
- Each paper must be summarized by an abstract of about 300 words.
- The abstract should encapsulate the principal subjects covered by the paper
- It should not contain any citations of other published work.
- The article’s keywords should also be sent with the abstract.
- We encourage a minimum of three and a maximum of five keywords.
- The Tables/Figures should have titles and be numbered consecutively within the main body of the text.
- We discourage heavily detailed charts and ask you to be selective in your use of graphics.
- Do NOT use footnotes.
- Please use text notes.
- For each idea belonging to someone else, references will be used (both in text and within the reference list)
- Reference cited in the text of a manuscript should be in parentheses, by author’s last name and year of publication [e.g., (Smith, 1980)].
- If an author’s name is used within a sentence, the name should be followed by the year of publication [e.g., …work by Smith (1983).
- If a page is cited, it should be noted within the parentheses [e.g., (Smith, 1985, 35).
- For multiple-authored publications, up to three authors, all should be cited.
- Publications with four or more authors should be cited by the first author’s name, followed by “et al.” [e.g., (Smith et al., 1985)].
- Acknowledgments may be used and are encouraged.
Final submission and copyright:
- The International Conference enforces a strict policy regarding plagiarism and will screen all submitted papers. We ask all authors to ensure their manuscripts meet standard citation practices and acknowledge the contribution of other researchers working in the field.
- In addition, copyright law prohibits a manuscript from appearing in more than one copyrighted publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use any copyrighted material in their manuscripts.
- Each submission must adhere to the guidelines and those that do not follow such guidelines will be returned to the author for correction.
The cover/title page of the paper
- Paper Title
- Author’s First name and FAMILY NAME
- University/ Institution ….
The abstract should contain a brief summary of the main idea of the paper, the methodological design (e.g. research questions, research methods), the findings, and the conclusions of the paper. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.
Keywords: 3 – 5 most important and relevant keywords.
The text should be written with Times New Roman, single-spaced, 12, Justify. The introduction should emphasize the theme of the paper, the context of the studied issue (from the existing literature or from existing reports), the reason for choosing the topic – the existing gap or puzzle, the relevance of the topic, the originality of the paper, research questions, the analyzed cases, and the specification of the research methods used.
Literature review/Theoretical framework
The literature review should comprise both the definitions of used concepts and the discussions on previous research conducted on a similar topic. Text references should be used in the following order: (family name of the author/s, year of publication, page – if it is the case). An example: (Anderson, 2005, 45). Text references should be given every time an idea belonging to another author is used (either it is quoted, or it is rephrased). The information on the literature review should be meaningful for the methodological approach. Use “did not” instead of “didn’t”, it is instead of it’s, etc. Subchapters are permitted and encouraged.
A methodology is not necessary if the paper is strictly a theoretical one. If not, the methodological section should contain the following aspects:
- Research design (research questions, hypotheses, description of how the research methods and the research instruments are used, sample, the main aspects/variables that are analyzed, etc.)
- Results and discussions
References should be given within the methodological section if there are instruments replicated from other existing studies. Tables/figures must have a number and a title if available in the paper.
The conclusion must contain the most relevant aspects of the research. Moreover, it should emphasize how the research question was answered and how the research validates or invalidates the hypotheses.
All references should be included and listed alphabetically by the first author’s last name. Here are some examples of specific kinds of references (based on APA Style http://www.apastyle.org/):
Shipley, W. C. (1986). Shipley Institute of Living Scale. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.
Anderson, A. K. (2005). Affective influences on the attentional dynamics supporting awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 154, 258–281. doi:10.1037/0096-3422.214.171.1248.
Uchter, L. “Ipsos: Social Networking Becoming Dominant Web Activity Worldwide.” Media Post, July 6, 2007. Retrieved from http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.san%26;s=63603 &Nid=32046& p=204029, accessed in June, 2018.
This section is not mandatory but required only if there are, for instance, big tables/figures/images that are not suitable within the main text. At the same time, if the questions from a survey or from an interview or focus group guide are not mentioned in the text, they should be placed within the appendixes. However, we suggest mentioning all these methodological instruments within the corpus of the paper.
Please (re)check your work before sending the final paper. Use English US as a default language.
For inquiries please contact:
Professor Fidelis Allen
University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]
Charles Wratto, Ph.D.
Center for Peace and Violence Prevention, Romania.