Open Calls

Call for Papers for CSSR Upcoming Issue

The CSSR is a principal outlet for scholarly articles on the Caucasus published by the Center for Social Sciences (CSS). It provides a unique forum for academic debates and evidence based research that welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to the issues. CSSR strongly encourages interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary social change in the Caucasus by offering a meeting space for international scholars across the social sciences, including foreign policy and security, applied social research, higher education, development, gender studies, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, and sociology. It publishes internationally peer-reviewed research articles and special thematic issues.

Editors: Professor Marine Chitashvili, Director General, Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation; Professor S. Neil MacFarlane. Lester B Pearson Professorial Fellow in International Relations, University of Oxford

Editorial Board:

  • Prof. Stephen Whitefield, University of Oxford
  • Prof. Roland Dannreuther, University of Westminster
  • Prof. Louis Maheu, University of Montreal
  • Prof. Stephen F. Jones, Mount Holyoke College
  • Anne Lonsdale, Cambridge University
  • Dr. Lia Tsuladze, Tbilisi State University, Center for Social Sciences
  • Dr. Tamar Khutsaria, Tbilisi State University, Center for Social Sciences

CSS is pleased to announce a call for paper submission for CSSR upcoming volume (Volume II, Issue II). Papers from scholars in all disciplines of social sciences (foreign policy and security, applied social research, higher education, development, gender studies, political science, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, and sociology) are welcome for submission. CSSR aims to bring together established and emerging international as well as local practitioners and scholars willing to share their research findings about current changes and transformations taking place in Georgia. The interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach is encouraged.

For this CSSR issue authors are invited to submit papers related to the following topics:

  • Security and defense
  • European and Euro-Atlantic integration 
  • Economic development and cooperation
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Human rights
  • Gender equality
  • Higher education


Submission guidelines:

The first stage comprises of submission of the paper outline. The selected authors will be asked to submit the final papers for the second deadline.

Interested authors should email their abstract or proposal (500-1,000 words) entitled: CSSR Vol. II to cssr@css.ge, cc d.lezhava@css.ge on or before May 31, 2015.

Paper outlines should be in Word Format using plain text (Times New Roman, 12) with the following information in order:

a) Author(s)
b) Affiliation (in case of no affiliation, please indicate "Independent Researcher")
c) Contact information
d) Title of paper

The paper outlines should contain: title, concise problem statement, main research question, methodology (if applicable), main findings and conclusions.

Authors will be notified no later than May 30, 2015 on the decision over their abstracts.
Full articles (From 2,000 to 7,000 words) should be submitted by 31 July 2015.
All articles will undergo blind review by at least two reviewers.
The anticipated date for publication of the Special Issue is September, 2016.

For additional information please visit: www.css.ge or contact us at: cssr@css.ge.