Call for Proposals for Special Issue (2024) (deadline 30 June 2022)

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: Send proposals to by 30 June 2022.

Enquiries: All correspondence and queries should be addressed to editors Katie Barclay, Kathryn de Luna and Giovanni Tarantino at

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (EHCS) calls for proposals for thematic issues for its 2024 volume. Issues can be on any topic that falls within the journal’s remit to enhance our understanding of emotions as temporally and geographically situated phenomena. Issues should be theoretically informed and bring a range of methodological perspectives to the topic. ‘Methodology’ here is construed broadly to incorporate different disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches. 

Issues will typically consist of around eight articles, including a scholarly introduction, with a maximum of 64,000 words for the whole issue. Essays should be original and not published elsewhere.

The guest editor/s will be responsible for providing copy ready for peer review before September 2023. All copy should conform to the EHCS Style Guide. The journal editors will be responsible for arranging reviews; any final decision over publication will lie with them.

Emotions: History, Culture, Society proposals should consist of:

  1. Title
  2. Description of the theme and its contribution to the field of emotions scholarship (500–1000 words);
  3. 300-word biography for each editor, indicating their expertise on the topic;
  4. List of confirmed contributors (including short biographies), article titles and 300-word abstracts.

Proposals are due by 30 June 2022 and should be emailed to

Editorial Process

Proposals will be assessed on the following basis:

  1. Suitability for the journal;
  2. Originality of the contribution to the field;
  3. Significance of the theme/ ability to advance scholarship in exciting ways;
  4. Range of perspectives brought to the theme by the individual contributions;
  5. Range and quality of authors.

The guest editor/s will commission and preselect essays before submitting them with an introduction to EHCS by 1 September 2023EHCS will arrange for independent and anonymous peer review in accordance with our established practice. After peer review, EHCS will communicate the feedback to the guest editor/s. Where necessary, the guest editor/s will work with the authors to bring the submissions to required quality. Occasionally, an article will be determined as not suitable for publication after review or following revision. The final decision to publish is reserved by the EHCS editors. 

All correspondence and queries should be addressed to Editors Katie Barclay, Kathryn de Luna and Giovanni Tarantino at