Call for Papers


Submission Deadline for Fall issue (volume 8, issue 2): August 15, 2021

Special issue on Empowering Systems for Mutual Aid and Care: Institution Building in the Commons Sector: Call for Papers


Partnership Studies analyzes social institutions and beliefs from the perspective of where they fall on the partnership/domination continuum, illuminating how they affect all aspects of life and every social institution, from the family, education, and religion to politics, economics, and mass media. Partnership Studies provides an integrative perspective for understanding and transforming beliefs and social institutions that takes into account the cultural construction of formative relations, which are still generally ignored or marginalized in the canon. It pays special attention to findings from neuroscience showing that our brains develop in interaction with our environments, especially in our early years, and that how a society constructs the roles and relations of males and females impacts not only women’s and men’s life choices but also the society’s values, beliefs, and institutions. Partnership Studies helps us “connect the dots” in new ways to reveal dynamics that are otherwise invisible.

IJPS features Conversations/Interviews with scholars, thought leaders, and content experts about partnership worldwide; Scholarly articles from all disciplines including elements of partnership; Community Voices Articles about applications of partnership worldwide; Media Reviews of books, articles, films, plays, and television and radio programs dealing with themes of partnership and Cover Art.

The journal is published twice per year. Articles undergo double-blind peer review, and there are no fees for authors to publish accepted articles in IJPS. Authors retain the copyright for their article, and all articles are distributed with a Creative Commons license (CC NC-BY 4.0). As an open access journal, and there are no fees or subscription necessary to access any article published in IJPS. All articles are viewable immediately upon publication.

Submission policies are available on our Policies page.

Formatting guidelines are available on our Style Guide.

To submit an article, please create an account and follow the directions on the Submissions page.

For additional questions please contact Managing Editor, Heidi Bruce, at

Thank you,

The Editors
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies