|Call for Papers – Inaugural issue of the JMSSA|
The Journal of the Mormon Social Science Association (JMSSA) is accepting submissions for our inaugural issue in 2021. Papers accepted for the inaugural issue will receive a $500 honorarium. To be considered for the inaugural issue, the initial submission must be received no later than March 1, 2021. JMSSA is a peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by the Mormon Social Science Association. Founded in 1979, the MSSA is an interdisciplinary scholarly society promoting the study of social life within the Latter Day Saint movement.
Aims and Scope
The Journal of the Mormon Social Science Association publishes original research, synthetic reviews, and theoretical or methodological essays on topics relevant to the Latter Day Saint movement from a social science perspective. We welcome papers from all social science disciplines, as well as work in other disciplines with a social science approach. We encourage submissions from students, junior scholars, and underrepresented voices in Mormon Studies. The journal is atheological and nonpolemical. The journal does not consider previously published work except by invitation. The journal does not consider papers simultaneously submitted elsewhere for review.
Journal of the Mormon Social Science Association accepts papers of any length, including research notes. All submissions are screened by the editor or editorial board to determine their suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are forwarded for peer-review. Subsequent to peer-review, papers may be rejected, returned for revision, or accepted for publication.
The journal conforms to the “author-date” citation system outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (Chapter 15). All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not to exceed 250 words. Abstracts should state the research question(s), identify basic methods, and summarize main findings. Footnotes should be used for essential clarification only, and not for excurses.
Send submissions in MS Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact Rick Phillips, email@example.com
October 23-25, 2020 | Westin Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA
The Mormon Social Science Association (MSSA) invites proposals for individual papers, panels or author meets critics sessions for the 2020 annual conference, held conjointly with the meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research Association (SSSR). We invite contributions on all topics relevant to the social scientific study of Mormonism, with special interest in those featuring multiculturalism, gender/sexuality, post-colonialism, generational change, and questions of disaffiliation/retention. Proposals should include a paper/panel title, a 250-word abstract, and the names, contact information, and institutional affiliation of all participants.
Submissions Open: January 10, 2020
Submissions Close: April 20, 2020
Decision Notification: April 30, 2020
As an interdisciplinary and international association, the MSSA promotes the social scientific study of Mormonism and facilitates communication and collaboration among researchers, educators and students. Membership is open to all. We sponsor scholarly conferences, publications, panel discussions, paper sessions, and the biennial Glenn M. Vernon Lecture. Join us today.
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Individual Papers | Panels | Session
Proposals | Author Meets Critics
October 26-28, 2018
Tropicana Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada
The Mormon Social Science Association (MSSA)
invites proposals for individual papers, panels or author
meets critics sessions for the 2018 annual conference
held conjointly with the meetings of the Society for the
Scientific Study of Religion and the Religious Research
Association. We invite contributions on all topics relevant
to the social scientific study of Mormonism, with special
interest in those featuring gender, post-colonialism,
queer studies, and critical race studies. Proposals
should include a paper/panel title, a 250-word abstract,
and the names, contact information, and institutional
affiliation of all participants.
Submissions Open: February 20, 2018
Submissions Close: March 31, 2018
Decision Notification: April 30, 2018
Please submit proposals to Gordon Shepherd at:
Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah
March 29, 2017
In conjunction with the annual Utah Valley University Mormon Studies Conference, the Mormon Social Science Association looks forward to hosting a one-day mini-conference on the campus of Utah Valley University.
We invite and encourage a range of proposal topics relevant to the scientific study and understanding of contemporary Mormonism. Those interested in presenting a paper or organizing a panel for this conference should submit a one-page proposal which includes a tentative paper/panel title, a brief description of the focus of the presentation, your institutional affiliation, and your contact information.
Submissions Open: February 1, 2017
Submissions Close: March 1, 2017
Decision Notification: March 10, 2017
Please submit your proposals to David Knowlton at: firstname.lastname@example.org