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Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ)


ISSN 1541-1508 (Online)

Edited by Dr. Susan S. Raines

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Current Call for Papers
Abstracts due November 1, 2016
Full papers due February 28, 2017




Call for Papers: CRQ Special Issue

CONFLICT RESOLUTION QUARTERLY, a publication of the Association for Conflict Resolution is seeking submissions for a special issue on Alternative Dispute Resolution/Conflict Resolution and Professional Communication

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications.

This call for papers for a Special Issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly is designed to elicit in-depth, interdisciplinary analyses of discourse in a wide range of forms within ADR/CR, focusing on the roles that professional communication and rhetoric play.

Proposed topics may include but are not restricted to the following:

  • Crisis, environmental, legal, health-care, business, administrative, or technical writing in the ADR/CR fields
  • Practitioners' delivery and diffusion of messages through social media, the Internet, and traditional media
  • Practitioners' construction of multimodal discourses (verbal, visual, and audio texts)
  • Practitioners' written strategies for communicating with marginalized audiences
  • Practitioners' written strategies for communicating with international audiences
  • The value of rhetorical and professional communication skills to practitioners of ADR/CR
  • The role of cognitive psychology and other interdisciplinary frameworks in organizing discourse in the fields of ADR/CR
  • Similarities and/or distinctions between the construction of conflict and crisis within ADR/CR and within the field of professional communication
  • Other topics with the potential to be addressed through an interdisciplinary synthesis of ADR/CR and rhetoric/professional communication approaches

All proposals should include a brief literature review demonstrating familiarity with this interdisciplinary topic and conclude with a 250-word abstract.

Proposals are due by November 1, 2016;
Editors’ selection will be made by December 1, 2016;
Final papers will be due by February 28, 2017.

Proposals should be sent to Anne R. Richards, Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Kennesaw State University,, and to Adrienne Lamberti, Associate Professor of English, University of Northern Iowa,

Submission deadline: Authors are advised to send abstracts only by CfP deadline of 1 September 2016. They should be 250-500 words, and indicate if intention is a full article (7000 words) or briefing (2500 words). Full submissions that miss this deadline may be considered up until 15 October 2016 depending on space, and can still be referred to future issues. To submit: You will be required to open an account and upload your abstract as a new submission. You will be asked to submit your abstract in a text field (word limited), and are also required to submit a main document which should contain the following information: title; author contact details (mailing, phone, email); bio; keywords; full abstract. All submissions should be made on the T&F website:

Articles published in the Special Issue will range from approximately 2500 to 7500 words.

Information on manuscript preparation can be found at

All submissions will eventually be made electronically via