CRQ Call for Papers on Organizational DR

From Susan Raines at Kennesaw State:

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Articles may focus on any aspect of the conflict resolution process or context, but a primary focus is the behavior, role and impact of third parties in effectively handling conflict at all levels, from the interpersonal to the international. All theoretical and methodological orientations are welcome. Submission of scholarship with the following emphases is encouraged:.

  • Designing dispute management or prevention systems for organizations (including workplace, employment)  .
  • Evaluation methods for ADR/Conflict Management in organizations.
  • Best practices in conducting organizational ADR/Conflict Management.
  • Training methods for ADR practitioners leading interventions in organizations.
  • Methods of culture change in dysfunctional organizations.
  • Ethical dilemmas and/or ethical guidelines for practitioners engaged in organizational ADR/Conflict Management.
  • An analysis of the growth in use of ADR in organizations and outlook for the future of this practice area.
  • Learning from failed processes: What lessons can be learned from efforts that did not meet the goals of their sponsors and participants?
  • Growth of use of Ombudsmen, patient care advocates and related internal experts.
  • Other topics relevant to improving the theory and practice of conflict resolution within an organizational setting.

A defining focus of the journal is the relationship between theory, research and practice. All regular articles should specifically address the implications for both theory and practice, summarize the findings of previous research on the chosen research questions, include a 100 word abstract, and have approximately 7500 words. Shorter articles of approximately 3,500 words are also accepted as a “research note” or “practice note”.  These articles include information designed specifically for researchers or practitioners, while also reflecting knowledge of the current state of knowledge in the relevant subject-matter. CRQ uses a double-blind peer review process to assure fair and equal access to all authors.

Submissions received by June 1st, 2013 will be considered for a Colloquy edition of CRQ focusing on Organizational issues. Submissions received after this date will be considered for publication outside of this Colloquy.

For information on manuscript preparation go to:

All submissions are to be made electronically via this website:

TOTH to FOI Nancy Welsh.


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