CFP: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Open call for Papers: 

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (RSMCC) invites original submissions of manuscripts concerning social movements, social change, nonviolent action, and peace and conflict studies in general. This is an ongoing, open call for submissions to the RSMCC series, but to be considered for inclusion in Volume 46, manuscripts must arrive by April 5, 2021.  

RSMCC generates 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 40 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. 


To be considered for inclusion in Volume 46, papers must arrive by April 5, 2021; later submissions will be considered for future volumes (RSMCC publishes 1-2 volumes per year). After the editor assesses the suitability of your manuscript for publishing in RSMCC, manuscripts will go through double-blind peer review.  Initial decisions are generally made within 10 weeks. 

Send submission as a WORD document attached to an email to Lisa Leitz, RSMCC series editor, at 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. For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable; final versions will use APA citations.