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Call for papers/Appels de communications: 2011 Special Issue: Rural Veterans

Source: Journal of Rural Social Sciences.
The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRRS) is submitting this call for abstracts for a special issue in 2011 on Rural Veterans. The authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to summit full manuscripts for possible publication.

Eight to 10 articles will be accepted for publication in this special issue. Authors are asked to submit abstracts of primary and secondary research and/or review of the literature in the content areas listed below.

Topical areas concerning Rural Veterans and/or returning soldiers:
* Demographics and epidemiology of rural Veterans
* Rural Veterans and the Military Culture
* Gaps in the research concerning VA enrolled and non-enrolled rural Veterans
* Special issues concerning rural minority Veterans
* Special issues concerning rural women Veterans
* Special issues concerning rural homeless Vet
* Special issues concerning active service members and Veterans who served in the National Guard and Reserves (focus on rural)
* Special issues concerning married service members or families with multiple service members
* Service programs and care models for rural Veterans which address the social, educational, health, psychological health, spiritual, and economic needs of rural Veterans. These models should address and/or include effective outreach approaches, VA collaboration, and/or unique community based approaches.
* Rural Healthcare Workforce issues impacting services for rural Veterans and/or specialized training programs
* Analyses of policy matters impacting rural Veterans
* Issues impacting rural Veterans’ families and communities
* Case Studies that articulate the socio-economic, psychological and physical health, family issues, educational, and employment concerns of rural Veterans
* Re-integration issues for rural Veterans and their families following deployments (particularly for National Guard and Reserve)
* Rural Veteran legal and incarceration issues (e.g. DUIs, reckless driving, domestic violence, other issues)
* Other issues related to rural Veterans.

Abstract submissions must meet the following requirements:
* Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in 11 point type
* Electronic submission in WORD format by October 30, 2010 to Hilda R. Heady
* Designated first author and contact information
* Authors will be contacted by Monday, November 15, 2010 as to whether their abstract has been selected for full paper submission.
* Full papers will be due by Monday, February 7, 2011.

Beginning in 2010, The Journal of Rural Social Sciences (JRRS) replaces Southern Rural Sociology as the official journal of the Southern Rural Sociological Association. Submission to JRSS assumes that the authors are willing adherents to the anonymous peer-review process, that the manuscript is not being reviewed by another journal and that the authors have followed the JRSS Manuscript Style Guide. Final decision to accept a manuscript for publication is made by the Editors, who rely on the recommendations of anonymous reviewers. (


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