Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) – Call For Proposals

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) calls for proposals for thematic issues for its 2019 second issue. Issues can be on any topic that falls within the journal’s remit to enhance our understanding of emotions as temporally and geographically situated phenomena. Issues should be theoretically informed and bring a range of methodological perspectives to the topic. ‘Methodology’ here is construed broadly to incorporate different disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches.

Issues are a maximum of 64,000 words. They will typically consist of around eight articles, including a scholarly introduction. Essays should be original and not published elsewhere. The guest editor/s will be responsible for providing copy ready for peer review before December 2018. All copy should conform to the EHCS Style Guide. The journal editors will be responsible for arranging reviews; any nal decision over publication will lie with them.


  • Title
  • Description of the theme and its contribution to the eld of emotions scholarship (500–1000 words)
  • 300-word biography for each editor, indicating their expertise on the topic
  • List of confirmed contributors (including short biographies), article titles and 300-word abstracts

Proposals are due by 15 December 2017 and should be emailed to editemotions@gmail.com.

All correspondence and queries should be addressed to Katie Barclay and Andrew Lynch at editemotions@gmail.com.


  • Suitability for the journal
  • Originality of the contribution to the eld
  • Significance of the theme/ ability to advance scholarship in exciting ways
  • Range of perspectives brought to the theme by the individual contributions
  • Range and quality of authors


EHCS editors will notify applicants of their decision by 1 March 2018.

The guest editor/s will commission and preselect essays before submitting them with an introduction to EHCS before December 2018.

EHCS will arrange for independent and anonymous peer review in accordance with our established practice.

After peer review, EHCS will communicate the feedback to the guest editor/s. Where necessary, the guest editor/s will work with the authors to bring the submissions to required quality.

Occasionally, an article will be determined as not suitable for publication after review or following revision. The final decision to publish is reserved by the EHCS editors.