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Journal of Applied Social Theory – Call for Themed Issues

Published in Editor's Choice, Latest Posts, Theory by Cristina Costa on January 10, 2018

Journal of Applied Social Theory

Call for Themed Issues

We are very happy to announce the call for Themed Issues for the Journal of Applied Social Theory.

The deadlines for proposals for Themed Issues are annually 30 April.


The Editorial Board invites proposals for Themed Issues from across the social sciences, humanities and related applied areas, such as psychology, sociology, social care, social policy, urban studies, education, criminology, geography, literature and media studies, amongst others. A short proposal outlining the proposed Theme Issue should include details of why you feel that this theme is of contemporary interest and relevant to the focus and scope of JAST.

A Themed Issue proposal should contain the following information:

  • The title of the Themed Issue.
  • The names, emails, and short biography of the Guest Editor(s)
  • A rationale of the proposed Themed Issue and its relation to the Focus and Scope of the Journal of Applied Social Theory (Max. 1000 words).
  • A timeline detailing organizational milestones, such as the launch of the call for paper (online and/or via a dedicated workshop, etc.), date of submission of abstracts and full papers, the time allocated for peer-review process, final submission, publication of the Themed Issue, etc.
  • Whenever possible, an indicative list of potential articles or authors (most of who will have agreed to contribute)
  • A list of potential reviewers (reviewers should have been contacted and agreed in principle to be part of the process)
  • A short C.V.

We aim to select between one and three Themed Issues a year.


Successful Themed Issues will be managed by the respective Guest Editor(s) via the Journal’s online submission system.

A Themed Issue should normally comprise at least five related articles of around 5000-8000 words each, plus an Introduction or Editorial by the Guest Editors.

The Guest Editor(s) will have responsibility for managing the paper submission and review process and for ensuring the quality of the issue.

All published content must be approved through the normal JAST refereeing and editorial process, and final editorial control remains with the JAST Editors.

The editors are happy to discuss potential ideas for themed editions with applicants prior to full submission.

Proposals should be sent directly to the Editors Dr Mark Murphy: and Dr Cristina Costa:


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Cristina is Associate Professor in Digital Education and Society in the Department of Education and Childhood, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. After completing a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, Cristina worked as an EFL teacher in the Portuguese Navy. During that period she developed an interest in Learning Technologies and completed an MPhil in Educational Technologies at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2007 she moved to the UK to take up a post in the field of Learning and Research Technologies at the University of Salford. In February 2013 she completed her PhD study on The participatory web in the context of academic research: landscapes of change and conflicts. From March 2013 to March 2018 she worked as a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Strathclyde. She was named Learning Technologist of the Year 2010 by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).

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