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Call for Chapter Proposals

For the first volume of the series, Contemporary Research in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), we invite chapter proposals from authors who are actively engaged in critical research about:


Authors may submit proposals that discuss research projects that have been completed or that are still in progress. But all proposals should clearly indicate the aim of the research project, its social significance, and the author’s intended approach to argue and demonstrate their thesis.

Chapter proposals of no more than 500 words are welcome. Please cite at least 10 sources and include a reference page. The proposal cover page must contain the author’s full contact information. For coauthored proposals, please list all authors’ contact information and indicate the corresponding author. Decisions will be communicated after the editorial board’s review of the proposal and a Manual for Authors will be provided to sole and corresponding authors. 

At all stages, manuscripts must conform to APA (7th ed.). Following the submission of full chapter drafts, there will be a blind review process to determine the suitability of the proposed chapter for the series. Once the editorial board members have reached a decision, their decision and feedback will be shared with the corresponding author(s).

Following peer review, revised chapters will range from 7,000 to 8,000 words in Times New Roman 12, double spaced text, inclusive of title, abstract, manuscript, and references and are to be submitted to the volume editors as a Microsoft Word email attachment. Graphics and images may be included (however,see Author Guidelines).

Please email chapter proposals as attachments in Microsoft Word format to Adolph Brown at managingeditor@vuu.edu. Enquiries are welcome.