CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & PAPERS
Chulalongkorn University will work closely with UNESCO Bangkok, the AUN and other partners to identify and recruit recognized academic experts. This open call also invites abstracts (maximum 500 words) and full papers of approximately 5000-7000 words that (subject to peer review and revision) will be result in book chapters and/or appear in published proceedings. The extended DEADLINE for ABSTRACTS is 15 June 2015. Paper submission guidelines will be provided for proceedings and peer review upon accepted abstracts. Abstract submissions should be made on the UNESCO Bangkok (RUSHSAP) web site following format and instructions there ( www.unescobkk.org/en/rushsap )
TRAVEL GRANTS will be provided for scholars from Southeast Asia or the ASEAN region with accepted abstracts to present FULL PAPERS ONLY unless other arrangments are made. Others outside the region may submit abstracts or present papers but if accepted must self-finance their own travel. Academic papers may variously explore:
- National reviews on the state of both social and sustainability sciences (curricula, funding, programs, institutions, research capacities, theoretical debates, faculty types, student numbers, published research, etc.), either together or separately in each Southeast Asian country.
- Thematic reviews (at national or regional level) of specific social or and sustainability science subjects, disciplines or cross/transdisciplinary fields.
- Theoretical, policy and empirical issues about social sciences as they relate to broader ecological, social and economic sustainability challenges for Southeast Asia as a whole, and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in ASEAN particularly, including but not limited to ASEAN priorities, policies, committees, institutional challenges, programs, curricula, etc.
- Social and sustainability science contributions to understanding the ASEAN integration process, particularly perspectives on one of more of the AC’s three “pillars”: i.e. the ASEAN security community (ASC); the ASEAN economic community (AEC); and the ASEAN socio-cultural community (ASCC). while assessing their model(s) and operational programs for regional, national, institutional, local and rural development and environmental sustainability or protection;
- Social and sustainability science analyses of “ASEAN Plus” partnerships, other external relations and donor agendas with their influences on the ASEAN Community (and the GMS in ASEAN), Southeast Asian Universities and regional scholarship.
- Social and sustainability science analyses of civil society critiques or alternatives to the AEC, ASC and ASCC visions, or key actors and partners.
- Policy-relevant analyses of how social or sustainability science research is (or could be) used by government and others. For example, do social scientists already have established connections to ensure there are clear impact pathways so that good social science research can better inform policy? How do governments in Southeast Asian currently seek information from social science institutions or scholars, and of what types, for what purposes? How can scholarship build or strengthen relationships?
- Practical considerations about institutional reform and regional cooperation including methods, tools, resources and networking for strengthening social and sustainability sciences and complementary disciplines, particularly sustainable development teaching, learning and research capacities among Southeast Asian universities, colleges, and research institutes and their partners.
This symposium will engage social and sustainability scientists, allied disciplinary experts, and related institutions across the ASEAN region. A timely publication following the event should help facilitate critical analysis and policy dialogue for the pending AC in 2015, and be a practical contribution to an emerging SEAHEA. The projected timeline is as follows.
|KEY DATES||KEY ACTIVITIES/OUTPUTS|
|March 2015||||Website Posting with open “Call for Papers”|
|||Email Circulation of First Call For Papers – with wider outreach/invitations to known Social Science networks or experts in or about the ASEAN or Southeast Asia region|
|15 June 2015 (revised/extended deadline)||||ABSTRACTS due (From Open Call orInvited Experts)|
|22 June 2015 (revised)||||Notification of Accepted Abstracts|
|||Authors Begin Drafting papers|
|29 June 2015||||Submit complete book proposal with abstracts to publisher (Springer has already agreed to publish subject to peer-review) or confirm special issue of The International Social Science Journal (ISSJ) depending on scope, numbers and submission types from open call and expert papers|
|17 July 2015|| FULL PAPERS (1st Draft) Due fromaccepted abstracts|
|24 July 2015||• Feedback to Authors on papers (and viability of conversion to book chapters for Springer or as a journal article in ISSJ for peer review)• Notification of approved Travel Grants based on quality of 1st Draft Full paper submission|
|July-August 2015||• Logistical preparations for Symposium• Document Preparation• Preparation of Abstracts or Proceedings before Symposium (with accepted full papers)|
|18 August 2015 19-21August 2015 21 August 2015 (afternoon)||Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security in ASEAN (PreConference SIANI Expert Group meeting)ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM Chula, Bangkok (ASEAN Social and Sustainability Sciences)
• Presentations with Proceedings based on
FULL 1st DRAFT Papers
• Workshop on Legacy – Establishment of AUN Social and Sustainability Sciences
|September 2015||• Revisions of Papers for Full Book Proposal Submission (Springer) or Special Issue (IJSS) for Peer Review Publication• Drafting and Technical Editing of Symposium Report and Proceedings|
|October-November 2015||• Symposium Report with edited proceedings published by UNESCO (with partners)• Presentation of Preliminary Report to ASEAN Social Science Ministers and Senior officials meeting (November 2015/KualaLumpur)|
|November-December 2015|| Continue editing and reviews of peer reviewed book or journal special issue until manuscript is complete/in print|