The Georgetown Public Policy Review is currently seeking submissions for the spring 2012 edition based on the following theme:
THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE:
CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN AMERICA AND ABROAD
As the world struggles to recover from a major recession, policymakers worldwide are forced to confront the realities of economic downturn and severe job loss, including the impacts of unemployment on individual workers and on the economy at large. A primary focus of domestic and international policy discussions is how to educate and train a strong workforce whose skills are responsive to a changing global economy. Facing a future marked by changing demographics, resource shortages, and global systems of production and consumption, governments and non-governmental institutions are responding to these challenges and preparing the next generation to compete in the global workforce.
Submissions may focus on a wide variety of national or international affairs and may expand upon the theme chosen for this year. Papers that bridge the divide between theory and practice are encouraged. Possible topics exploring this yearís theme include but are not limited to:
- Impacts of persistent, high rates of unemployment both globally and in the United States;
- Policies that may create lasting job growth, and those that may threaten the creation of jobs;
- Impacts of aging populations or, conversely, a predominantly young workforce on economies, societies, and employment; and
- Workforce development strategies that effectively address current labor needs; and
- Education programs to ensure that the next generation is competitive in the global workplace.
The Review welcomes submissions of unsolicited manuscripts including articles, book reviews, and commentaries on a rolling basis up to November 15, 2011. Guidelines for submissions to The Review are as follows:
- All articles must be original pieces that utilize the accepted tools of policy analysis. No simultaneous submissions.
- Research articles should be 3,000-5,000 words; 3,000 words is the preferred length.
- Commentaries, opinion articles, and book reviews should be between 850 and 2,000 words.
- All formatting, grammar, and citations should follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
Submissions should include:
- One cover document containing all author(s) information, including name, mailing address, telephone and e-mail address. Please indicate the primary author and primary contact if there are multiple authors. Do not show any authorís name on any page of the article;
- A one-page abstract (approximately 150-250 words);
- A brief biographical statement of each author (up to three lines); and
- If posted by mail, one CD or flash drive in Microsoft Word format and one printout.
Articles can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posted by mail to:
The Georgetown Public Policy Review
Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University
100 Old North, 37th and O Streets, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20057
To learn more about The Georgetown Public Policy Review, visit www.gppreview.com.
Specific questions regarding the submission process can be sent to Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Huffman, at email@example.com or Executive Print Editor, Kathryn Bailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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