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Lapidus International Research and Innovation Community

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First Journal Publication

Submission deadline: 31st March 2020

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


This is the first call for papers for the recently launched Research Journal of LAPIDUS INTERNATIONAL

Focus and Scope

LIRIC journal provides an interdisciplinary space to extend and develop scholarship that explores the relationship of creative writing to health and well-being. Our aim is foster debate that can support the growing acknowledgement of the role of the written and spoken word in supporting mental and physical health and wellbeing.

We publish articles, essays and reviews by academics, writers and clinical and cultural practitioners from diverse perspectives who use writing in any number of different contexts. We aim to better evidence how these processes take place and what kinds of effects they can produce, in what contexts. We are also interested in examining the wider economic, political and policy contexts that can support and develop this field of work.

We see the Journal as a vehicle to foster research projects through a variety of collaborative partnerships with a wider community of interest. We also welcome work that falls outside of the textual tradition, incorporating or encompassing poetry, music and performance.


Submission Guidelines

If you are interested in submitting your work, please note the following guidelines:

- Word count to be no more than 8,000 words, including abstract, tables, references and appendices. (Please discuss with Editor if your work needs to fall outside these parameters).

- Paper to address ethical issues and include evidence that the work has been conducted ethically and responsibly.

- We encourage the use of critical reflexivity and personal experience – write in your own voice

- Authors are encouraged to explore critically the relevance to, or implications for, practice in the paper.

- Provide details of your affiliations, email address, declaration of funding (if any), and any conflicts of interest. These details will appear with the paper if published. A short biography in the author’s own words should accompany the submission.

- Articles to be typed in 12-point Arial font and double-spaced throughout including the reference section, with wide (3 cm) margins. All pages must be numbered.

- Manuscripts to be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgements; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figure caption(s) (as a list).

- The author to ensure that the source of all cited and reproduced material is appropriately acknowledged and adheres to the particular referencing requirements outlined in the APA Guidelines (6th edition)

Those wishing to submit contributions for consideration should send their work or enquires to the editors at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Submission deadline: 31st March 2020