Call for Chapters: Social Research Methodology and Publishing Results: A Guide to Non-Native English Speakers


Candauda Arachchige Saliya, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 21, 2022
Full Chapters Due: September 3, 2022


There are plenty of English books available on academic research methods and philosophy. Many complain that they are harder and slower for budding researchers to use and understand. For this purpose, in this book, we will use relatively more graphics and links to Youtube tutorials in simple English than long texts (written in jargonized language with complex English sentences). Therefore, in many ways, this book will be unique. First, we will focus on the simplicity of language that carefully avoids jargon in order to communicate effectively. Rather than hiding behind the jargon, the writers should describe and define the concepts for the benefit of the beginner. Second as the use of practical real-life examples and applications, third, the use of graphical representation of research process and output, fourth, the use of multimedia in understanding and presenting research, fifth, the publication and professional presentation of research and sixth on how to select a suitable academic journal and address editors’ and reviewers’ queries.


To provide a practical guide to young researchers whose mother tongue is not English using graphics and multimedia facilities beyond using simpler English and more practical examples.

Target Audience

Common Wealth Countries where English is second language such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and many African countries etc.

Recommended Topics

The focus of this book is not only on doing research as course work, but also to organise and conduct the whole research process with a view to publishing important results. The editor’s own 7Ps model (Saliya, 2021), will be improved by adding three more essential elements to match the purpose of this book to include activities such as Planning (research design), Programming (time frames, co-ordinating and budgeting) and Publishing. The 10 elements are identified as; 1. Paradigm; Positivism, Interpretivism, Constructivism and Critical thought etc. 2. Perspective; Marxism, Power-knowledge, Feminism, Structuralism, Bourdieu’s theory etc. 3. Purpose; Articulating research problem, constructing hypothesis etc. 4. Previous knowledge; literature review, Knowledge gap and significance etc. 5. Planning: Research resign 6. Programming; Ethical issues, timing and budgeting etc. 7. Plot (strategies); Quantitative methods, Introducing commonly used software and their strengths and weaknesses, Qualitative methods, Mixed methods and Quantitative Vs Qualitative debate etc etc. 8. Procedures (methods); Gathering/collecting, recording and storing data/evidence via surveys, interviews, observations and exploring insights etc. 9. Persuasion (drawing conclusions); Developing cogent arguments, methods of reasoning such as deduction, induction and abduction etc. 10. Publishing; Selecting journals, writing abstracts, addressing issues raised by reviewers. This exercise is not a smooth process that moves from one stage to another, or a sequential process like peeling an onion, layer by layer; nor is it a process that starts from roots of ontology and epistemology and spreads like a tree growing upwards for methodology, it is not a straitjacket where the researcher is confined to a particular box.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 21, 2022, 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 August 5, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 3, 2022, 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, Social Research Methodology and Publishing Results: A Guide to Non-Native English Speakers. 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 2023.

Important Dates

July 21, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 5, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
September 3, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
October 17, 2022: Review Results Returned
November 28, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
December 12, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Candauda Arachchige Saliya


Social Sciences and Humanities; Library and Information Science; Education; Business and Management
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