Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Social Justice Research Methods


Robin Throne, University of the Cumberlands, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 10, 2021
Full Chapters Due: July 8, 2021
Submission Date: July 8, 2021


The purpose of this handbook is to offer scholars, researchers, and practitioners with information for new and emerging social justice research methodologies to tackle the many social justice problems across a global society and environment. More and more, researchers across disciplines incorporate social justice aspects of research problems and this text offers methods and approaches for answers to societal problems, effect change, contribute to current scholarship, or transform outdated research paradigms. The handbook may also be supplemental for researchers who aim to initiate change within their discipline, workplace, or communities as they conduct research. This text will comprise a diverse resource of social justice research methods, designs, approaches, and strategies for the contemporary social justice researcher.


The objective of this handbook is to offer scholars and researchers contemporary social justice research method strategies or to incorporate social justice aspects of a research design to address the research problem. The handbook will offer diverse examples and illustrations for how, why, and where to incorporate conventional and creative social justice research methodologies across both qualitative and quantitative approaches and from various theoretical and conceptual perspectives.

Target Audience

This handbook is for scholars, researchers, research supervisors, methodologists, and research program developers and leaders across a wide scope of various theoretical and practice-based disciplines including business, education, natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the health sciences.

Recommended Topics

Chapter topics may include approaches for social justice research methods to address a vast array of timely and relevant contemporary research problems: -Arts-based social justice research -Restorative justice -Social justice education -Economic justice -Environmental justice -Historical traumas based on race, culture, gender, or other oppressive traumas -Gender parity and equities -Sexual identities and orientations -Indigenous inquiries -Decolonization and settler society -Black Lives Matter -Childhood abuse/trauma -#MeToo and sexual assault/trauma -Missing Native American women -Microaggressions -Implicit/explicit bias -Resistance movements -Critical race theory and Intersectionality -Religious oppressions -Eco/environmental justice -Workplace diversity and inclusion -Lateral/horizontal violence -Workplace incivility -Criminal justice and judicial equities -Cybercrimes and cyberjustice -Transformative research -Critical autoethnography

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 10, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 24, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 8, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Social Justice Research Methods. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

March 10, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 24, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
July 8, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
September 5, 2021: Review Results Returned
October 17, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
October 31, 2021: Final Chapter Submission


Robin Throne, PhD
University of the Cumberlands


Science and Engineering; Social Sciences and Humanities; Government and Law; Security and Forensics; Media and Communications; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Library and Information Science; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Education; Computer Science and Information Technology; Business and Management
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