CFP: Reseach in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, Volume 48 and future

Call for Papers

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) invites original submissions of article-length manuscripts concerning any topic related to the three areas of the peer-reviewed series: social movements, conflicts/peace processes, and social change. This is an ongoing, open call for submissions to the RSMCC series. However, to be considered for inclusion in Volume 48, manuscripts must arrive by December 15, 2022.

RSMCC encourages chapter submissions using original research that expand the current scholarship on social movements, peace, and conflict processes broadly construed. Submissions to RSMCC should generate new knowledge about central aspects of human life: why and how people organize for political and social change; the reasons for and consequences of social conflicts; and the various aspects of peacebuilding. In addition to advancing disciplinary scholarship on these topics, the series has provided an important home for interdisciplinary and international scholarship at the forefront of research and theory development related to societies’ struggles over resources, power, and agency. Social movement scholars have used the RSMCC series to connect their research with theories of peacebuilding and nonviolence while other scholars have used the series to explore new frontiers in peace and conflict studies, including cutting-edge work on civil resistance, or violence by state and non-state actors.

RSMCC is a peer-reviewed series of original research that has been published annually for over 45 years. We continue to publish the work of many of the leading scholars along with upcoming quantitative and qualitative researchers. RSMCC enjoys a wide library subscription base for the book versions. Additionally, volumes are available online through Emerald Insight via subscribing libraries or individual subscriptions. This ensures wider distribution and easier access to your scholarship while maintaining the book series at the same time. This title is indexed in Scopus and volumes from this series are included in the Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index.


Submissions that arrive by December 15, 2022 will be considered for Volume 48, which after this date manuscripts will be considered for the next volume in progress (RSMCC publishes 1-2 volumes per year). After the editor assesses the suitability of your manuscript for publishing in RSMCC, it will go through double-blind peer review. Initial decisions are generally made within 10-12 weeks. Send submission as a WORD document attached to an email to Lisa Leitz, RSMCC Series Editor, at For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable. Remove all self-references in the text and in the bibliography. Word counts should generally not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of supplemental materials (abstract, tables, bibliography, notes, etc.). Include the paper’s title and an unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself. Send a second file that contains the article title, the unstructured abstract, and full contact information for all authors.