International Social Studies Forum: The Series

The International Social Studies Forum: The Series book series focuses on contemporary issues related to the teaching and learning of social studies from around the world. The primary aim of this series is to significantly contribute to the literature to understand the theory, research, and practice of social studies education within local, national, international, global, and transnational contexts.

Call for Proposals

We are looking for scholarly books and edited volumes that address:

• 4 Domains of Social Studies: Books in this theme focus on one (or several) of the four main domains of teaching and learning social studies of civics, geography, economics, and history.

• Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice: Books in this theme address diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice related to race, class, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, and (dis) ability within P-12 social studies and social studies teacher education.

• Interdisciplinary Social Studies: Given the marginalization of social studies, especially at the elementary level, books on this theme will focus on research-based best practices in interdisciplinary social studies instruction.

To propose a book and/or edited volume, please submit a proposal that includes the elements listed below. The Editor's and IAP's goal is to understand how your book could make a significant, unique contribution to transforming teaching and learning in higher education. Proposals should be no more than five double-spaced pages (including references).

Begin with a cover page that includes the author(s)/editor(s) and their affiliations. Your proposal needs to explain the overall objectives and significance of the book project in a detailed statement of purpose. In writing your statement of purpose, please consider the following questions:

• If this is an edited volume, include a list of contributors/affiliations. Please indicate if this is a tentative list.

• Who is your audience for this book? (e.g., academic or professional, adoption potential, or reference work)?

• How could the book be marketed (e.g., are there professional societies or SIGs that would be interested in this book)?

• How do you expect readers to make use of this book?

• How does this work fit the published literature and extend current knowledge?

• How does the project explore previously unrecognized or infrequently considered topics in the literature?

In your email to us, please outline:
• If any information about the book or its author(s) is tentative.
• The length of the project.
• Your timeline and schedule for delivery of the final draft.
• Special production issues include complicated graphics, artwork, photos, etc.
• If you are submitting your proposal to other prospective publishers.

In addition to your statement of purpose, please include the following additional items:

• An outline of the book provides a short narrative description of each chapter. For edited volumes, list the chapter titles or topics that will be covered.

• A resume or curriculum vitae for the authors(s) or editor(s).

• A sample chapter or section, if available, or a sample of a journal article or conference paper similar to the proposed volume.

Send all inquiries to Cathy A.R. Brant,