Research Reimagined: Navigating the New Remote Research Terrain
DEADLINE: Review of submissions will begin on January 8, 2020
The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce
a call for papers for a series of think pieces about reimagining research today to be
published in its peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, Asia Pacific Perspectives .
With this series, we plan to examine how scholars in the social sciences and humanities
are reimagining the practice of research on the Asia Pacific region. Disruptions like
travel restrictions, limited access to archives, archive closures, and travel restrictions
have made doing research difficult. Even prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, scholars faced
increasing restrictions when attempting to gain access to archives and materials or
subjects to survey and/or interview for oral history projects.
Under these circumstances, scholars must rethink how they do research. How can we
do fieldwork at a distance? How can we engage in remote research or in some cases
even continue to do research such as surveys, ethnography, archival work, oral
histories, etc. without the ability to directly or remotely gather information? Moveover,
what’s at stake in terms of the implications for IRBs and human research? How can we
collaborate with local colleagues who can (perhaps) assist with a project or point out
data that is readily available? What alternative sources of information or strategies have
scholars discovered to continue their research agenda? We encourage scholars to
share how they are navigating this new remote research terrain and envision new paths
We invite submissions of 3,000-5,000 words in length. Papers must represent original
work not already published or in press. For more information about Asia Pacific
Perspectives, please visit our website: http://www.usfca.edu/center-asia-pacific/perspectives/
DEADLINE: Review of submissions will begin on January 8, 2020.
To submit a think piece for consideration: Email your documents electronically in MS
Word or compatible format to email@example.com.
Asia Pacific Perspectives (APP) (ISSN: 2167-1699) is an international, peer-reviewed
electronic journal that promotes cross-cultural understanding, tolerance, and the
dissemination of knowledge about the Asia Pacific. The editors welcome submissions
from all fields of the social sciences and the humanities that focus on the Asia Pacific,
especially those adopting a comparative, interdisciplinary approach to issues of
interrelatedness in the region. The journal facilitates academic discussions among both
established scholars in the field and advanced graduate students. APP is published
twice each year by the University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies.
For more information, contact: Melissa S. Dale, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit: https://www.usfca.edu/asia-pacific/perspectives and check out our Guidelines for
Keywords: research, CFP (Journal), think piece, asia pacific, remote research
John Nelson, Professor, Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco