The Victoria Press seeks articles related to Fair Trade studies for its inaugural issue of the academic Journal of Fair Trade Studies, appearing in April 2009. This journal will be issued in April and October each year and will be the first of its kind published in the United States.
Articles are invited from scholars and graduate students from around the world which address fair trade and related topics such as rural development, international trade, globalization, community participation, women's empowerment, economic justice, child labor, agroecology, rural sociology, sustainability, local markets, trade justice, debt relief, environmental conservation and more. The Journal of Fair Trade Studies will encourage a scholarly treatment of fair trade which supports the idea that fair trade combats and challenges conventional global trade practices. This journal will be international in scope and will support and encourage the representation of producer communities, fair trade organizations and local, regional, national and international leaders in fair trade.
Special consideration will be given to articles adhering to the mission of the journal and touching upon issues normally ignored within discussions of fair trade. Articles may touch upon the intersection of fair trade with the following topics. (This list is not exhaustive.)
- Child empowerment and child labor
- Indigenous/traditional knowledge
- Women's empowerment (economic, social, etc.)
- Government response to fair trade/government-initiated efforts
- Manual labor
- Youth empowerment movements
- Eco and fair trade tourism
- “First World vs. the Global South” perspectives
- Cultural appropriation
- Patents and intellectual property
- Media and fair trade
- Food policy/food security
- Local currency/alternative currency as fair trade
- Environmental/wildlife conservation
- Non-traditional fair trade businesses
- Labeling and certification
Articles must be scholarly in nature and will be reviewed by an international Editorial Board made up of figures involved in fair trade practice and research. Submitted articles should:
- be 15-20 pages in length (doublespaced)
- use Endnotes rather than Footnotes
(Articles with footnotes will not be considered.)
- use a consistent bibliographic style throughout
(APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)
- be publication ready
(No drafts or article proposals will be considered. Authors are responsible for proofreading and editing their own work.)
- be in PDF, MS Word or Rich Text File format and sent as an email attachment
- accompany the author's Curriculum Vitae
Submit articles or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with "fair trade" in the subject line.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: December 10, 2008
Acknowledgements of receipt will be sent to authors and notification of inclusion/exclusion of articles will be sent by January 30, 2009.
Information on the Journal of Fair Trade Studies will be posted on this publishing company’s website by mid-September, 2008.
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