University of Maryland

Call for Proposals: Small Group Research Inaugural 2014 Review Issue

January 17th, 2013 by

Small Group Research

The editorial team of Small Group Research invites authors to submit proposals for the inaugural 2014 Review Issue. Articles for the Review Issue are high-impact scholarly surveys of important group and team research literatures. They summarize recent research, provide integration across disciplines, and highlight important directions for future inquiries. The Review Issue is open to all areas of group and team research, including research methods and group-based learning activities. We are particularly interested in reviews that address critical turning points in the literature, in terms of evolving theory and levels of analysis issues or improvements in methodological approaches.

Proposals should be submitted between April 1, 2013 and May 1, 2013 via the Small Group Research online submission portal at (please be sure to indicate that your submission is a Review Issue Proposal as the submission type).

Please note that we are not accepting manuscripts before April 1, 2013.

Proposals should be double-spaced and include no more than seven pages of text. References, tables, and appendices do not count in this page limit. All proposals will be subject to editorial review. Please do not send complete papers–if you have a draft of your paper, please note that in the proposal.

Submissions will be evaluated with respect to the following criteria:
(a) Relevance. The proposed manuscript should thoroughly review a significant and important research area within the group and team literature.
(b) Integration across disciplines. The proposed manuscript should aim to integrate theory and research across the different disciplines that study groups and. If the proposed review is limited to specific disciplines, identify this and explain why these disciplines are selected. Reviews of literature across disciplines are highly valued.
(c) Viability. The proposal should represent an achievable project within the tight time constraints required. More detail on the timeline is provided below.
(d) Organization and Coherence. The proposal should follow a logical structure, read clearly, and thoroughly represent the available research.
(e) Insight for Future Work. The proposal should convey important implications for future theoretical or methodological developments, or applications.

Review Issue Timeline:
1. April 1, 2013 through May 1, 2013 Proposals due to the Small Group Research online submission portal at  Be sure to indicate that your submission is a Review Issue Proposal in your cover letter.
2. September 15, 2013: Final decision on proposal and initial feedback provided to authors.
3. February 15, 2014: Full draft of paper due to Small Group Research.
4. April 15, 2014: Feedback to authors on full paper.
5. June 15, 2014: Final paper submitted to Small Group Research.
6. December, 2014: Publication of inaugural review issue of Small Group Research