Journal of Colorism Studies - Call for Submissions

Donnamaria Culbreth Discussion


DUE: DECEMBER 31, 2022

The Journal of Colorism Studies (JOCS) is accepting submissions for a thematic issue focusing on “Diversity, Anti-Racism, Race, Colorism, Inclusion, and Equity” in education, the workplace and society. We are specifically interested in submissions that focus on but are not limited to the following:

  • Allyship
  • Anti-racism (Asian Americans, Black Americans, and Latino/Hispanic Americans)
  • Authenticity
  • Closing equity gaps
  • Colorism and PTSD
  • Colorism in the millennium
  • Communities of color
  • Conflict
  • Counteracting biases and stereotypes
  • Criminal justice
  • Critical race theory (CRT)
  • Culture
  • Discrimination
  • Diversity theories
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Equity
  • Ethnicity
  • Generational diversity
  • Higher education
  • Historical perspectives
  • Immigration and people of color
  • Impact of racism/colorism on children/teens of color
  • Inclusion
  • Interracial diversity
  • Intersectionality theory
  • Intraracial conflict
  • Intraracial diversity
  • Invisibility and visibility
  • Law
  • Media
  • Mental health in communities of color
  • Microaggressions
  • Mixed-race identity
  • Police and communities of color
  • Privilege
  • Racial and ethnic diversity
  • Racism and PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Religious practices
  • Silencing of voices
  • Social class
  • Sports
  • Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination
  • The LGBTQIA community
  • Training and development
  • Unity
  • Weight and appearance
  • Work environments


Submissions Accepted

Articles, book reviews, essays, film/movie reviews, interviews, and research studies.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will not be considered for publication if they have been published before or if they are under review by another journal or publisher. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to use from copyright holders for reproducing tables and figures. Submissions to JOCS are subject to an initial internal review. Submissions considered for potential publication will be reviewed using a blind peer review process. Submissions that do not follow author guidelines will not be considered for publication. Submissions will follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). Submissions should be single-spaced, using 1-inch margins for the top, bottom and sides of every page, 12-pt Times New Roman font, numbered pages. Lines should be left-justified, and words should not be divided at the end of a line. Submissions (including notes, references, and tables) should not exceed 25 pages.

Online Submissions

JOCS only accepts online submissions. Registration and login are required to submit items online. To submit manuscripts for review, please register at (you will be required to create a username and password). Subscriptions to JOCS are free.

We are looking forward to your submission. If you have any questions, please contact JOCS at


Continued Success!

Donnamaria Culbreth, Ph.D.
Journal of Colorism Studies