Call for Papers: Trends and Innovations in Mediation Research

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict resolution and ADR fields.  Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

This call for papers is designed to elicit the latest research, evaluations, and practice notes in the field of Mediation.  Each article should include a review of the applicable literature and support all claims with research and references.

Suggested topics might include but are not limited to:

● Research detailing best practices for mediators or others involved in ADR and conflict resolution work

● Innovative mediation case studies with lessons learned for others to consider

● Discussion of other third-party conflict resolution practices including dialogue, facilitation, facilitated negotiation, regulatory negotiations, fact-finding, conflict coaching, diplomacy, and arbitration at the local, national or international levels

● Examinations of the fields and subfields of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict resolution, including the current state of knowledge and current or future trends

● Analyses of disputant and third-party behavior, preference, and reaction to mediation situations, processes, and outcomes

● Consideration of mediation in a variety of contexts including family, organizational, community, healthcare, educational, commercial, and international contexts

● Sensitivity to relational, social, and cultural contexts that define and impact conflict and its management

● Discussion of mediation training and its changing demands, both for practitioners and educators concerned with program development and program evaluation

● Needs assessments examining underdeveloped areas of mediation research or a forecast of future directions

Please include a 100-word abstract and adhere to CRQ formatting guidelines.  CRQ uses a double-blind peer review process to assure fair and equal access to all authors.

The deadline for this Call for Papers is October 1, 2019, but submissions received after this date may be considered for inclusion in a later edition of CRQ.

Thank you, and please feel free to reach out with any questions.


Susan S. Raines, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Conflict Resolution Quarterly
Associate Director, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding & Development, Kennesaw State University

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