Call for Submissions and Reviewers for Two Special Issues

JRCP invites manuscripts for two special issues. The first of these special issues will be focused on the issues related to minorities in rural communities and the second will be focused on issues related to gender orientation in rural communities. Manuscripts should be submitted in accordance with the policies and procedures providse on this web site. However, manuscripts for the special issues should be directed to the specific guest editor identified for each issue.

Reviewers have been identified for the first special issue, but reviewers are needed for the second. If you would be interested in participating as a reviewer, please contact the identified guest editor.


"Negotiating Race, Culture & Identity in Rural Communities"

Manuscripts addressing the following themes will be given priority:

o The intersection of race, culture, identity, and rural community life

o Explorations of cultural identity management and/or maintenance in rural communities

o Domestic and international identity issues within non-urban complexes

o Power and dominance as intermediating factors that influence identity shifting in rural communities

o Comparisons between the cultural psychology of rural and urban communities

In all cases, it is necessary that the author(s) demonstrate how the study contributes to knowledge about race, culture and identity in rural community life. All methodological and theoretic approaches are welcome. Manuscripts may address the special issue theme from a wide array of perspectives. Communicative, psychological, historical, economic, social, political, rhetorical, feminist, postmodern, afrocentric, ethnographic, and aesthetic essays are welcome.

Guest Editor: Ronald L. Jackson II, Pennsylvania State University
Editorial Assistant: Celnisha Dangerfield, Pennsylvania State University

Rhunette Diggs, U of Louisville (Specialty: Black Family, Identity & Social Issues)
Tina Harris, U of Georgia (Specialty: Interpersonal Relationships & Social Identities)
Michelle Miller-Day, Pennsylvania State University (Specialty: Family & Social Issues)
Tyrome Smith, A. K. Rice Institute (Specialty: Race & Psychosocial group dynamics)
Richard Wright, Howard University (Specialty: Sociolinguistics & Identities)
Tiffany Townsend, Pennsylvania State University (Specialty: Adaptive Functioning & Psyc)
Eric Watts, Wake Forest University (Specialty: Identity, Culture & Public Sphere)

Queries and manuscript submissions should be addressed to: Ronald L. Jackson II, Guest Editor, JRCP, Dept. of Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University; rlj6@Psu.Edu.


"Gender Orientation in Rural Communities: Issues of Importance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans-sexual, and Trans-gender Ruralites"

Manuscripts addressing the following themes will be given priority:

o The intersection of gender orientation/identity and rural community life

o Explorations of gender orientation/identity management and/or maintenance in rural communities

o Attitudes toward individual gender orientation / identity in rural communities

o Behavioral health and social needs of rural gay, lesbian, trans-sexual, bisexual and/or trans-gender individuals

o Service provision to meet the needs of rural gay, lesbian, trans-sexual, bisexual and/or trans-gender individuals

o Comparisons between the cultural psychology of rural and urban communities

In all cases, it is necessary that the author(s) demonstrate how the study contributes to knowledge about gender orientation / identity in rural community life. All methodological and theoretic approaches are welcome. Manuscripts may address the special issue theme from a wide array of perspectives. Communicative, psychological, historical, economic, social, political, rhetorical, feminist, postmodern, afrocentric, ethnographic, and aesthetic essays are welcome.

Requests for information, expressions of interest by potential reviewers, and manuscript submissions should be directed to Connie Zirkle, M.A., Guest Editor, JRCP, Marshall University Department of Psychology, Huntington, West Virginia; Zirkle@Marshall.Edu.