Calls for Papers and Conferences

Graduate Studies

Accelerated Special Issue on COVID-19

Canadian Public Policy/Analyse de politiques, since 1975 the foremost peer-reviewed journal examining social and economic policy in Canada, invites submissions related to the COVID-19 pandemic for expedited publication. The target is high-quality and timely articles evaluating the current situation in Canada and the policy response as well as proposals for immediate policy revision and development. A range of submissions is welcomed, from longer articles up to 7000 words which cover a broad issue to much shorter articles on a very specific topic. It is anticipated that contributors may come from such disciplines as health services/policy, economics, political science, sociology, social work, demography, epidemiology, business and management studies, geography, and legal policy.

Peer review will be conducted within two weeks. Standards will be high and feedback will be more limited than usual:  in some cases only one review will be provided.  Only articles requiring minor revisions will be accepted. Content will be published online immediately and then collected in special monthly issues beginning as early as July. Printed copies may not be available for some time. 

Instructions to authors and a submissions link are at:

This initiative will begin immediately for all COVID-19 submissions and will continue until June 15, 2020. 

Submissions: Peace, Land and Bread: A Scholarly Journal of Revolutionary Theory and Practice

We encourage the submittal of original works of theory, critique, analysis, poetry, and creative non-fiction grounded within the philosophical tradition of Marxism-Leninism. While we do not have a minimum or a maximum word limit, we encourage submissions within the range of 1,000 to 3,500 words; although larger or smaller works will be considered.

We encourage submissions from those inside and outside of the academy and, unlike traditional scholarly journals, seek to democratize the production of and access to knowledge. We encourage all submissions, and look forward to reading your writing. 

Paper submission due: June 20, 2020

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Special Issue on Advances in Digital Security: Biometrics and Forensics (BIOFOR)

Nowadays, there is a strong interest by governments, organizations, and companies across the world on adopting and using forensic tools and biometric technologies to face identification, frauds, civil crimes, fake news, and terrorism.

Although biometrics and forensics deal with different aspects of security, they both support law enforcement and investigation and both follow the constant evolution of the methodologies and technologies. Moreover, new scenarios arise where techniques designed for biometrics can be utilized for forensic purposes, or vice-versa. Furthermore, the recent impact of deep learning techniques in major pattern recognition application areas, including biometrics and forensics, gives to this field new challenges, including security issues.

The aim of this special issue is to gather innovative contributions in the field of security, forensics, and biometrics which include many key sectors like Forensics Analysis, Watermarking & Data Hiding, Steganography, Surveillance, Biometrics and Soft Biometrics, Biometric analysis of crime scene traces, etc.

Each proposal should outline a trend or dynamic affecting Canadian foreign policy that applicants believe needs additional study. Proposals should sketch out preliminary policy recommendations bridging at least two of the three policy areas under Global Affairs Canada�s mandate - foreign policy, trade, and international assistance. Preference will be for ideas that fall under one of the themes indicated below, however, proposals related to other emerging issues and trends affecting Canada�s international policy priorities will also be considered.

Submission period: June 1-30, 2020

For more information, including eligibility and proposal requirements, please visit:

For more opportunities, please visit:

the cfp List (Call for Papers List)

The Canadian Studies Network

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