Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research CFP - The Nexus: Defining the Moment

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Call for Papers
February 11, 2022
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Black History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, Teaching and Learning

Call for Papers, The Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research 

2023 Journal Theme: The Nexus: Defining the Moment  

Abstract Submissions Due: February 11, 2022 – 11:59 p.m. ET 

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s Journal for the Center for Policy Analysis and Research (JCPAR) is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes original research and analyses on public policy issues related to Black politics in the United States and abroad. 

For the next JCPAR to be published in 2023, Managing Editor, Desireé Orr is seeking submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words in length) that accurately define this moment in the Black liberation movement, survey the victories and deficiencies of the last five years, and forge a path forward. 

The Reconstruction Era, Nadir Period, Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights Movement were milestones throughout Black history where the freedom movement faced stark opposition- yet advanced forward. The past five years have been transformative for the Black community. This period, colored by a polarized Trump presidency, a divided congress, and the most African American elected officials since the reconstruction era, has brought us to a nexus. This special issue of the Journal of the Center for Policy and Research will capture the past five years of Black social, political, and economic ‘fluctuations’ while providing actionable solutions for policymakers.  How do we capitalize and seize this moment? We welcome interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences, natural sciences, STEM and humanities. This issue is scheduled for publication in early 2023. 

Submission Deadlines 

  • Initial abstracts/expressions of interest (max. 300 words), proposed title, and short author bio and affiliation (max. 100 words): February 11, 2022 

  • Notification of invitation to submit a full article: March 11, 2022 

  • Submission of completed articles: June 10, 2022 

  • Results of peer-review process: August 12, 2022 

  • Final versions due: October 3, 2022 

Please send abstract and bio, as well as all queries about the journal and this call for papers to Desireé  Orr, Managing Editor at

JCPAR’s editorial board: editor-in-chief Dr. Ivory Toldson, special section editor Dr. Elsie Scott (Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University) and the following board members: Niambi Carter, PhD (Howard University), Errol Anthony Henderson, PhD (Pennsylvania State University), David Johns, MA (National Black Justice Coalition), Niaz Kasravi, PhD (Avalon Institute), Julianne Malveaux, PhD (Economic Education), Roger Mitchell, Jr., MD (DC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner), Shayla Nunnally, PhD (University of Connecticut), Ravi K. Perry, PhD (Virginia Commonwealth University), Reginald Tucker- Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD (University of Southern California), William Spriggs, PhD (Howard University). For more information and to read a copy of our latest publication please visit the JCPAR homepage on the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Website.   

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Please send abstract and bio, as well as all queries about the journal and this call for papers to Desireé Orr, Managing Editor at

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