CaribWorldNews, LOS ANGELES, CA, Fri. April 30, 2010: The Journal of Haitian Studies, the official publication of the Haitian Studies Association published by the Center for Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, is seeking articles from national and international scholars and professionals in the humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, and natural sciences for a special Spring 2011 issue.
The journal will be focus on the issue: `What Is to Be Done? Envisioning and Re/Making Haiti,` and present a collective vision of the new, post-quake Haiti and propose a road map for the country`s reconstruction.
Writing in English, French, Haitian Kreyol, and Spanish, contributors are being invited to focus on a specific problem or need in their particular area of experience or expertise and offer practical solutions and concrete paths of action.
Fields of interest include the following: education; adapted technology; food production; environment; infrastructure; energy production; governance; urbanism; housing; healthcare; culture; and economy.
Submitted articles will eschew diagnosing one more time, Haiti`s well known ills and propose new ways of meeting the Haitian people`s needs and creating a life-sustaining social, cultural, and material environment, the Center said.
Articles should be submitted by e-mail in Word format and PDF. The maximum length for articles should be between 4000-6000 words, double-spaced, including endnotes and bibliography. An abstract of approximately 150 words is required. Contributors should prepare manuscripts in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style, 14th Edition (1993). MLA or APA styles will be accepted for specialized articles. For more information and contributor guidelines, visit www.journalofhaitianstudies.com.