Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Call for Papers and Features: Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief - Animal Welfare

As some of you know (and as I noted in a prior post), I have taught from time to time in the past (and will be teaching again this fall) a course focusing on nonhuman animals and the law.  The course reveals, among many other things, that business law doctrine and practice have a number of significant intersections with nonhuman animals.  Although I am likely to say more on that later, the earlier post linked in above notes a few things.

Yesterday, I received the "Call for Papers and Features" reproduced below.  Many of the suggested topics--and the overall theme of "animal welfare in the context of human development"--engage business law.  In particular, agricultural business seems to be on the ends of the editors . . . .  Accordingly, I am posting the call thinking that some of our readers would be interested in knowing about this.

[Aside: I do not subscribe to the citation policy of the journal for the "features" being sought through this call--e.g., "Almost every sentence must be cited" and "If a sentence does not have a citation, you should have a good reason (i.e., it is your concluding argument or a recommendation)."  Unless those who established these requirements are confident that "features" otherwise meeting their requirements do not contain novel legal or policy arguments or recommendations, that pair of citation "requirements" is absurd, imv.]

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CALL FOR PAPERS AND FEATURES

The Sustainable Development Law & Policy Brief (SDLP) is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2017 edition on topics related to animal welfare in the context of human development. Development will not be sustainable if animal welfare and human-animal relationships are not included in development programs, policies, and laws. Therefore, it is important to highlight the commonality between animal welfare issues and human justice issues.

If you would like to submit an article or feature for consideration, please contact us at sdlp@wcl.american.edu immediately. We will accept submissions on a rolling basis. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 25, 2017. We will select up to four articles and four features for publication, and we will notify the Authors by Monday, October 2, 2017. Article Requirements differ from Feature Requirements – see below.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

§ Consumption of Species Versus Ecotourism in Developing Nations
§ Exploitation of Natural Fisheries and the Associated Issue of Bycatch
§ Challenges in Regulating Offshore Aquaculture
§ The Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Marine Life
§ Going Meatless and Securing Food Sources: Moving Away from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Meat Consumption
§ Socio-Economic Challenges in Shifting from Animal-Based Agriculture to Plant- Based/Non-Animal Based Agriculture
§ Intersection Between Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Environmental Justice
§ Habitat Loss and Deforestation from Agriculture
§ The Role of Financial Institutions in Animal Agriculture Projects
§ How to Move Toward a Global Animal Welfare Policy
§ Human Health Implications Associated with the Production and Consumption of Animal Products
§ Balancing Wildlife and Continued Land Exploitation in National Parks and Preserves
§ The Effects of Deep Sea Bed Mining on Marine Life

SDLP is available online at LexisNexis, Westlaw, VLex, Hein Online, and on our website at www.wcl.american.edu/org/sdlp.

It is also widely distributed at law and graduate schools, and to representatives of international organizations worldwide.

We reserve the right to reject submissions at any time or for any reason. We also reserve the right to hold all submissions on file for later publication and reserve the right to revise submissions and/or cut text. Authors will have the opportunity to accept or reject any revisions. SDLP accepts submission of timely articles that have already been published elsewhere, so long as permission of the previous publisher is received.

[Click on the "Continue reading" button below for the requirements for articles and features.]

REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTICLES

  • Articles or abstracts should be submitted to sdlp@wcl.american.edu.
  • Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words excluding footnotes.
  • Articles should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word or a Word-compatible software program using 12 point Times New Roman font.
  • Articles should attempt to follow the format presented in previous issues of SDLP.
    • This includes an introduction, which outlines the rest of the article, and a conclusion.
    • Please refer to recent issues for examples. Articles should include complete citations to every fact, opinion, statement, and quote that is not the author’s original idea.
      • Complete citations typically follow Bluebook format; however, not always.
        • If you are unfamiliar with this form of citation, please let us know immediately.
          • As long as you include the name and author of the cited document, title of publication or publisher, date of publication, relevant page numbers, and the specific website address (if applicable) – our staff will blue-book the citations.
      • Citations must include: the name and author of the cited document, title of publication or publisher, date of publication, relevant page numbers, and the specific website address (if applicable).
  • Articles should include a 3-4 sentence biography of the author and an indication of whether to include the author’s email address with the published article.
  • Authors are encouraged to submit photographs and graphics to accompany his or her article.
    • Please send proof of permission to use others' images where applicable.

REQUIREMENTS FOR FEATURES

  • An argument:
    • Contains a legal or policy argument, and preferably recommendations.
  • 800 – 2500 word limit (not including footnotes):
  • Fully Bluebooked citations:
    • Almost every sentence must be cited.
    • If a sentence does not have a citation, you should have a good reason (i.e., it is your concluding argument or a recommendation).

      NOTE: If you are unfamiliar with this form of citation, please let us know immediately. 
      • As long as you include the name and author of the cited document, title of publication or publisher, date of publication, relevant page numbers, and the specific website address (if applicable) – our staff will blue-book the citations.

  • Format:
    • Article must be in Microsoft Word (*.doc) format, Times New Roman, single-spaced, 12-point font.
    • If you have Word 2007/2008/2010, please ensure you have changed the default setting so that it does not add additional space between paragraphs.

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