SIT to publish Journal of Critical Global Issues

Announcement Date: January 12, 2023   |   Research, School for International Training

Submissions invited for May roundtable launch; first edition set for 2024

School for International Training (SIT) is pleased to announce the debut of a flagship academic journal that will publish research and scholarly articles focused on the world’s most critical global issues.

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Dr. Melissa Whatley is editor of the new Journal of Critical Global Issues.

The new Journal of Critical Global Issues, a peer-reviewed, open-access digital journal, will contribute to SIT’s mission to educate future scholars and professionals in diverse settings to address critical issues in pursuit of a more sustainable, peaceful, and just world. The journal aspires to support respectful communities, foster intercultural understanding, advocate for social justice and inclusion, and promote sustainability.

Dr. Melissa Whatley, SIT assistant professor of international and global education, is the journal editor.

“For our inaugural issue, we are especially interested in work from researchers and scholars that focuses on the Critical Global Issues upon which all SIT programs are built,” said Dr. Whatley. These are: climate and environment; development and inequality; education and social change; geopolitics and power; global health and well-being; identity and human resilience; and peace and justice.

To launch this important publication, SIT invites proposals from researchers and scholars to contribute to a virtual roundtable discussion to be held May 15-17. To be considered for the roundtable discussion, please submit a 500-word abstract of your presentation here.

The deadline for proposals is Feb. 15, 2023.

Roundtable presenters will have the opportunity to publish work related to their roundtable presentation in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Critical Global Issues, which is planned for early 2024.

Journal articles will be published in multiple languages. This multilingual approach responds and contributes to the epistemological importance of research from diverse geographic and linguistic contexts.

The Journal of Critical Global Issues editorial board includes faculty from across the world whose disciplines represent a broad range of perspectives. There is also an advisory board that ensures ethical processes and a wide variety of appropriate peer reviewers for submissions. 

For more information about submission requirements, the submission process, or for other questions, please email [email protected].