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Call for ABSTRACTS for 2012 AGENDA Journal
The Politics of Women’s Health in South Africa
Contributors from the African continent and other developing countries are invited to write on the topic above – addressing the theme of Gender and – from either a research or an activism perspective. Abstracts and contributions must be written in English and in a style accessible to a wide audience. Please submit abstracts to Editorial@agenda.org.za
Alternately you could e-mail abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org
No later than 14th December 2011
Agenda has been at the forefront of feminist publishing in South Africa for the past 23 years and raises debate around women’s rights and gender issues. The journal is designed to promote critical thinking and debate and aims to strengthen the capacity of both men and women to challenge gender discrimination and injustice. The Agenda journal is an IBSS/SAPSE accredited and peer reviewed journal
The Politics of Women’s Health in South Africa
Women inSouth Africastill face many unmet health challenges. The country is not on track to meet its Millennium Development Goal to reduce maternal mortality by three-quarters. South African feminists continue to advocate for parliamentarians, the Minister of Health and the Department of Health to engage in greater governmental action to improve women’s health. This specially-themed issue of Agenda will examine the roles that have been played by the government and civil society actors in women’s health policy-making and implementation.
It is anticipated that the Agenda special edition will be read by women’s health and feminist activists, academics, civil servants, health professionals and interested members of the public.
We especially invite submissions focused on:
A clear feminist critique and prism is required for all submissions. Critical thinking, fresh perspectives and poems are welcome.
All abstracts/papers must:
Kindly submit your short (200-300 word) abstract to Editorial@agenda.org.za
Submission Guidelines for Agenda Journal
The following guidelines are intended to assist authors in preparing their contributions.
Agenda invites contributions from feminist and gender scholars, activists, researchers, policy makers, professionals, educators, community workers, students and members of women’s organizations and organizations interested in and concerned with gender issues.
Submissions should contribute to developing new thinking and fresh debate on women’s rights and gender equality inAfricaand other developing countries.
Writers need to:
We publish articles in various formats, which range from 6,000 words for more theorized articles, which form the main reference pieces in an issue, to shorter pieces with a minimum of 1,500 words.
Formats of Contributions
Contributions should be submitted in the following format:
File type: Microsoft Word
Size: 10 pt
Line spacing: single
Referencing: Harvard style
All submissions should have the following:
Abstract: 200 – 300 words
Keywords: approx 5 keywords
Bio: 100 – word author biography, including email address
Bio picture: head-and-shoulders photo in 300 dpi jpeg format
Contributors are encouraged to provide photos and/or graphics to illustrate their submission
Selection and Editing Process
All submissions are peer reviewed. Articles, briefing and focus pieces go through a double blind peer review process, while all other contributions are reviewed by at least one member of Agenda’s Editorial Advisory Group.
Reviewers comment on the suitability of a text for publication in the Agenda journal, as well as provide comments to help develop the piece further for publication if required. Contributors will be asked to rework the paper accordingly.
On resubmission, the piece will be assessed by the Agenda editor and a final decision made regarding its publication in the journal.
Please note that Agenda reserves the right to edit contributions with regard to length and accessibility or reject contributions that are not suitable or of poor standard.
Agenda also invites the submission of poems on the topic of women’s rights and gender.
Please note, as per Agenda’s policy, writers who have published within the last two years
WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to publish – to allow new writers to publish for Agenda.
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