Call for Papers: Special Issue of Voluntas
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Posted by: Robin Wehrlin
Call for Papers
Latin America and the Caribbean
Civil Society and Third Sector in
Latin America and the Caribbean
(To read the call in Spanish, click here)
Civil society and Third sector
organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean have demonstrated to have a strong
presence in their societies in a great variety of areas. The history of these organizations in this
region show us that in the 18th century,
mostly religious and religious
affiliated organizations distinguished themselves for their help and participation
areas of education and health in taking care of the sick and vulnerable
portions of the population. In the 19th century more lay organizations were
added to these thus steering their interests to these areas of service to
others. There was also an important development of cooperatives for the
wellbeing of their members. Furthermore,
in the second half of the 20th century, in
the seventies decade, many new organizations attended themes as poverty
alleviation and many of them incursioned into human rights issues even where
there was authoritarian rule in several parts of the region.
These organizations, as well as
universities and researchers, have played an important role in international
comparative efforts such as the Johns Hopkins Comparative project and the
Civicus effort in more than fifty counties both created to understand how different
societies function around the globe. These organizations have also grown in
size and influence; they are now a source of employment and are also open to those
individuals interested in service and volunteer participation.
ISTR has held 9 Regional
Conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Every two years committed civil society organizations and academic
institutions have hosted a growing community of researchers from the area as
well as international colleagues interested in studying the region. Themes featured include: diverse ways of
administration and governance within organizations, human resources,
fundraising, training and capacity building, several aspects of citizen
participation including volunteer efforts, human rights efforts, impact
studies, communication, etc.
This edition of Voluntas in its Latin American focuses
on these themes as well as others such as poverty alleviation in its many
manifestations, inequality, violence,
corruption, human rights social movements and the creation of public policies, among others.
Guest editors to this special
issue of Voluntas : Jacqueline Butcher (CIESC, Center for Research and Civil
Society Studies at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus) and
Beatriz Balian, Vice Rector for Research
at UCA (Argentine Catholic University, Buenos Aires city), will gladly receive articles in English and Spanish on a theoretical background as well as
empirical research of an interdisciplinary nature.
Themes suggested for this volume
problems, defense of human rights within civil society and Third sector
governance, administration and sustainability of civil society organizations.
Motivation and Personal commitments.
· Donations: Philanthropy and Social Investment
transparency and accountability
processes, representation and citizenship
of social organizations with Government and Business
economy and solidarity
democracy building and MDG.
society organization representatively and forms of communication
impact of civil society and Third Sector
organizations on vulnerable populations:
children, women , indigenous populations and
· Impact of
social organizations on illegal behavior such as human trafficking, delinquents
and drug dealing.
may be submitted in English, or Spanish, but (if accepted) are published in
English. The submission deadline is until April 1 and must be sent at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
closely related material has been published elsewhere or is under consideration
elsewhere, this should be stated clearly in a covering letter attached or
enclosed with the manuscript, including a clear statement as to the
relationship between the various pieces of work.
is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and
is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. A statement
transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the
copyright) to the International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns
Hopkins University will be required before the manuscript can be accepted for
publication. The Editor will supply the necessary forms for this transfer. Such
a written transfer of copyright, which previously was assumed to be implicit in
the act of submitting a manuscript, is necessary under the U.S. Copyright Law
in order for the publisher to carry through the dissemination of research
results and reviews as widely and effectively as possible.
must be typed double-spaced and configured to fit in Letter size (8½ x 11 inch) white paper with
generous margins on all sides.
title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article,
author's name (no degrees), author's affiliation, and suggested running head.
The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university
or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to
the author's name. The suggested running head should be less than 80 characters
(including spaces) and should comprise the article title or an abbreviated
office purposes, the title page should include the complete mailing address,
telephone number, and e-mail address of the one author designated to review proofs.
manuscript is to be provided, preferable no less than 5000 words and no longer
than 8000 words.
abstract is to be provided, preferably no longer than 100-150 words.
list of 4-5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract. Key words
should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for
acknowledgments (including those for grant and financial support) should be
typed in one paragraph (so-headed) on a separate page that directly precedes the
(photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one
consecutive series of Arabic numerals. The captions for illustrations should be
typed on a separate sheet of paper. Photographs should be large, glossy prints,
showing high contrast. Drawings should be high-quality laser prints or should
be prepared with india ink. Either the original drawings or good-quality
photographic prints are acceptable. Artwork for each figure should be provided
on a separate sheet of paper. Identify figures on the back with author's name
and number of the illustration.
should be numbered (with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text.
Each table should be typed on a separate sheet of paper. Center the title above
the table, and type explanatory footnotes (indicated by superscript lowercase
letters) below the table.
references alphabetically at the end of the paper and refer to them in the text
by name and year in parentheses. Where there are three or more authors, only
the first author's name is given in the text, followed by et al.
References should include (in this order): last names and initials of all
authors, year published, title of
article, name of publication, volume number, and inclusive pages. The style and
punctuation of the references should conform to that used in the
journal—illustrated by the following examples:
S.M., Fok, L.Y., and Hartman, S.J. (1998). Who is at greatest risk of
work-related discrimination—women, blacks, or homosexuals?. Employee
Reponsibilities and Rights Journal, 11, 15-26.
J.R. (1993). Social Contracts and Economic Markets, Plenum
Press, New York.
to a Book
S.P., and Holschuh, J. (1995). Reciprocity in support networks of
sheltered-care residents. In R.K. Price, B.M. Shea, and H.N. Mookherjee
(eds.), Social Psychiatry across Cultures: Studies from North America,
Asia, Europe, and Africa, Plenum Press, New York.
Footnotes should be avoided. When their use is
absolutely necessary, footnotes should be numbered consecutively using Arabic
numerals and should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer.
Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text. Use the
appropriate superscript numeral for citation in the text.