A Reminder: NMC 2019 Publication Opportunities

The National Mediation Conference 2019 Canberra partnered with four academic journals to provide opportunities for those who attended to publish from their conference papers. This is a reminder to participants and others in the ADR field to submit to the following journals:

The Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ADRJ)

The Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ISSN: 1441-7847) is a key resource for staying up to date in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The journal features articles covering the broad spectrum of ADR methods, including mediation, arbitration, independent expert appraisal, negotiation and early neutral evaluation.

Covering a diversity of topical matters relating to ADR within and outside the court system, the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes articles from a broad range of ADR practitioners, teachers and academics.

Call for Submissions (Special Issue: NMC 2019)

Innovation and research continues to expand our knowledge in the broad field of dispute resolution. The next Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal is a special issue focusing on the National Media Conference held last April in 2019 in Canberra, and submissions for unpublished articles on the topic (up to 5,000 words) and book reviews (up to 1,000 words) are welcome. All articles are peer reviewed.

Contributions should be emailed to the Thomson Reuters Editor at lta.adrj@thomsonreuters.com. by 18 July 2019.

Ruth Charlton

General Editor, Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal (ADRJ)

The Newcastle Law Journal

The Newcastle Law Review (the NLR), the journal of Newcastle Law School, was first launched in 1995. Since that time an impressive array of articles and notes has been published, representing traditional categories of legal scholarship as well as interdisciplinary contributions. Newcastle Law School has reinvigorated the journal and it is now published electronically and an open-access resource to the public.

Newcastle Law School, in collaboration with the Design Committee of the National Mediation Conference 2019, is organising a special edition of the NLR based on the mediation theory and practice. This special issue (National Mediation Conference – Special Mediation Issue) will be published in 2019. We welcome the submission of original and high quality research work on mediation for consideration as to publication in this special issue. Please note that the NLR is a refereed journal. The acceptance of a submission for publication is subject to the outcome of a double blind peer-review process with a final publication determination made by the editors after full consideration of the peer reviews.

In making a submission, the authors’ compliance with the following submission guidelines would be much appreciated:

1) Word limit: 6,000 – 9,000 words

2) Referencing style: Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Fourth Edition, 2018)

3) The deadline for submission is Friday 19 July at 5.00pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

If you have any questions or enquiries in relation to this special edition, please contact: Dr. Bin Li, bin.li@newcastle.edu.au (Editor, The Newcastle Law Review)

Dispute Resolution Review

The Dispute Resolution Review (DRR) is an open access double blind peer reviewed journal.

Special Issue: National Mediation Conference 2019

Background information

The National Mediation Conference (NMC) is held every 2 years and in 2019 celebrated its overdue 25th anniversary. The NMC brings together Australia’s most respected and experienced mediators and dispute resolution practitioners to develop and enhance mediation practice, research, and education, as well as to gain deeper insights into predicted future developments. In 2019, the focus of the conference was on the rigour of research and the importance of a credible evidence base to inform the future of mediation and other forms or types of dispute resolution.

Call for papers

This double-blind peer-reviewed special issue of the DRR will showcase papers presented at the NMC in 2019. We invite submissions from all presenters at the conference in the following paper categories:

1. Full-length articles describing applications of dispute resolution, dispute resolution theory, research analysis, and future developments (5000-10000 words)

2. Practice notes describing practical innovations or initiatives, case studies or work in progress (approximately 2000 words)

3. Professional reflections on contentious and topical issues (approximately 1000 words)

4. Book reviews (500-1000 words)

Please submit your paper via the online Scholastica submission process: https://blr.scholasticahq.com/for-authors.

The deadline for full-text submissions is Friday June 28th, 2019.

Stylesheet and further information

Author information including a style sheet, referencing guide, and background information for the journal is available at: https://drr.scholasticahq.com/for-authors

Conflict Resolution Quarterly

Research and Practice Trends and Innovations

Call for Papers on Mediation

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:
 New knowledge, cutting-edge approaches, and changes to mediation practice
 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
 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 July 15, 2019, but submissions received after this date may be considered for inclusion in a later edition of CRQ.

All submissions are to be made electronically via this website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/crq

For information on manuscript preparation, visit:

Susan S. Raines, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, CRQ
Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University,



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