Call for papers for a special edition of the The Jungian Journal of Scholarly Studies on the theme of Psyche and Society

The Jungian Society of Scholarly Studies is issuing a call for papers for a special edition of  The Jungian Journal of Scholarly Studies on the theme of Psyche and Society: The Work of the Unconscious, which is based on our 2013 JSSS Chicago conference by the same name.

This special edition of the journal will be edited by Peter T. Dunlap.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically. Send the document as an attachment (MS Word only)

Submission deadline is January 31st, 2014. We look forward to your submissions, which will be acknowledged.

This topic grows out of the scholarly and felt concerns that are emerging when we consider social issues from a psychological perspective.

What is our psychological and intellectual responsibility here? Indeed is it sensible to separate these two aspects of our lives? One of the distinctive qualities of analytical psychology is the way in which it holds together the individual and the collective, the personal response and the social responsibility.

We have to realize, quite dispassionately, that whatever we fight about in the outside world is also a battle in our inner selves. In the end we have to admit that mankind is not just an accumulation of individuals utterly different from one another, but possesses such a high degree of psychological collectivity that in comparison the individual appears merely as a slight variant. How shall we judge this matter fairly if we cannot admit that it is also our own problem? Anyone who can admit this will first seek the solution in himself.  This, in fact, is the way all the great solutions begin. (CW18: 927 Marginal Notes on Wittels: “Die Sexualle Not,” 1910)

As we seek solutions in a spirit of enquiry and curiosity and as we find ourselves reflected in our world, JSSS invites responses that explore the individual and collective aspects of psyche and society and their various relationships: personally, in families, as communities, in relation to culture, to nature and the arts, politics and science.

This special edition of the Journal offers an opportunity for interdisciplinary reflection, investigation and rumination as we seek to clarify and understand the current state of our world and its affective influence upon us. Research that addresses the following questions will be particularly welcome:

What do psyche and society say to us regarding: nature, eco-systems, climate, space, animals and human bodies?

How might our reflections on psyche and society shed new light on: politics, cultural change, economics, education, international relations, conflict and war?

How does psyche and society influence our response and understanding of: race, gender, identity, nation, history and spirituality?

How does an awareness of the interaction between psyche and society help to understand cultural media? And other forms of cultural expression?
What responses are open and sustainable to individuals and communities in the face of such concerns?

Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies

The Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies is a peer-reviewed, academic journal. It is not a publication of conference papers. The intent is that papers presented at the annual conference will be revised and developed to make them suitable for publication in a scholarly journal. For instance, papers should include a theoretical framework or literature review that situates the piece in the midst of existing academic dialogue by extending or critiquing (or filling gaps in) that dialogue. The journal focuses on what a Jungian orientation brings to fields other than Jungian Studies that other perspectives do not. Such material may be covered in conventional or creative ways. Often revisions are requested when this piece is absent or insufficient.

Manuscripts will first be evaluated with regard to suitability for submission to peer review. Those suitable will then be forwarded for blind peer review to at least two reviewers.

Each reviewer will complete an independent report on the submission and return it to the Editor, who will inform the author of the result (Accepted for publication, Accepted with minor revisions, Major revisions and resubmission requested, Not accepted at this time).  Relevant comments of the reviewers will be made available to the author.

Attached is a style sheet for manuscript submissions.

Include an abstract of up to 150 words.

Include brief biographical information of 25-50 words.

Nowhere in the content of the paper should the author’s identity be noted. Include cover letter with biographical information in either the body of the email (with submission asattachment), or as a second attachment. The cover letter should also indicate what the author considers to be the significance of his or her paper for the field of Jungian studies.

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Style Sheet for Submissions to the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies

Essays should be prepared according to guidelines in either the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th edition, or thePublications Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Care should be taken not to blend documentation styles. When writing about texts, for example, authors should be sure to follow their handbook’s suggestions regarding verb tense. Note that provides a helpful guide to MLA and APA format.

Specific requirements:

·      Times New Roman 12-point with one-inch margins; ragged right margins

·      Double spacing of lines; one space after periods and colons

·      Page numbers

·      American spelling and punctuation; curly quotation marks and apostrophes

·      No contractions or second person

·      Italics, not underlining

·      Hyphens to join words or parts of words (-), en dashes to join numbers (−), em dashes to join parts of sentences (—)

·      Space between initials (e.g., C. G. Jung, not C.G. Jung)

·      Single spaces after periods and colons

·      Endnotes (use manually inserted superscript numbers

Regarding commas, authors should observe the following convention: A and B; A, B, and C. For example, Jung states and emphasizes;but Jung states, emphasizes, and criticizes.

Authors should submit as a separate file a cover sheet that includes the following: name, paper title, affiliation, e-mail address. If possible, authors should not identify themselves in the text. Final drafts of accepted essays should be accompanied by an abstract and a short biography.

In MLA format, citations should be formatted as follows: (CW 9i, par. 5−6). If citations are to more than one volume, CWshould appear as follows on the Works Cited list:

Jung, Carl. G. The Collected Works of C. G. Jung. Ed. Sir Herbert Read et al. Trans. R. F.C. Hull. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1953−79. Print. 20 vols. Bollingen Series 20.

Format for reviews:

Last name, First name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Full name ofpublisher, date of publication. Number of pages (e.g., xi + 214). ISBN #. Price.

Reviewed by Susan Rowland, PhD

Text of the review.

Susan Rowland is a Core Faculty member at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.