Call for papers for Voluntary Sector Review

Submissions are now invited for the following three sections of the journal:

Academic articles (7-8000 words): These may cover research and analysis of any part of the voluntary sector – or the third sector and civil society more generally. Articles may include scholarly inquiry, research findings and applied analysis of relevance to practitioners and decision-makers.

Practice papers (1500-2000 words): Short contributions from practitioners commenting on governance, management, fundraising or operational issues, including case-studies or examples of change and development within their own organisations, lessons learned, and wider practice implications.

Policy reviews (1500-2000 words): Short commentaries on recent changes or new initiatives within the UK policy environment or within other comparable national or regional policy contexts, including new policy ideas emanating from think tanks and voluntary sector agencies as well as formal proposals from government.

In all three sections, contributions with an international scope are especially welcome, especially where comparisons illuminate the UK experience.

All submissions will be subject to normal peer review processes. The Editorial Team aim to provide quick decisions and to ensure that submission to publication takes the minimum possible time. Notes for contributors on style will be available shortly.

For further information, or to submit a paper, please mail VSReditor@vssn.org.uk (currently Peter Halfpenny).

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Interim Editorial teamEditor: Peter Halfpenny, University of Manchester, UKAssistant Editor: Pete Alcock, University of Birmingham, UKAssistant Editor: Cathy Pharaoh, Cass Business School, City University, LondonPractice Papers Editor: Colin Rochester, Roehampton University, UKPolicy Reviews Editor: tbc

See Journal for more details.