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February 3, 2014

Final Call for Chapter Drafts for World Suffering and Quality of Life

World Suffering and Quality of Life is under contract with Springer, for publication by the end of 2014.
The editor is Ronald (Ron) E. Anderson Ronald (Ron) E. Anderson


This will be the first book published with the title of either “World Suffering” or Global Suffering.” A major feature of this book will be the research reports from around the world, providing profiles of suffering and quality of life at all levels of social and economic progress. This collaborative writing project explores ways to improve research on suffering by using paradigms and methodologies from ‘quality of life’ (QOL) research. It also offers improvements to quality of life research by taking concepts and data on pain and suffering into account.

Target Audience
This work primarily targets researchers, academics, and students in the social sciences, international studies, psychology, and health professions. It is also aimed at non-academic readers with an intense personal interest in suffering, whether intellectual, policy-oriented, or practical.

Length of Chapters
The length of papers should be roughly 5,000 words (3,000 to 8,000 words accepted) including references, tables and figures. The target length is equivalent to 20 (with a range of 12 - 32 pp.) typed, double-spaced pages with a font size of 12.

Formatting Requirements
In writing your paper, you may use any font style and size you want, however, single-spaced Times Roman font size 12 is preferred. Footnotes are preferred to endnotes. Each chapter will have its own list of references. The APA Style Guide should be used for references and other formatting. Additional guides for Figures and tables will be provided. Draft papers should be sent in MS Word as an email attachment, with any tables or charts embedded or inserted at the end of the file. Give your file(s) a file name that begins with your last name to identify the source of file. Separate files for each figure will be needed with the final draft only.

Revised Schedule & Deadlines.
March 15, 2014 – Last day first chapter drafts accepted
April 15, 2014 -- Final day for submitting final chapter draft
May 1, 2014 -- Cut off for chapter revisions

Note for ISQOLS Members:
Over 20 papers have been received so far, however, more of the papers focus on suffering rather than the Quality of Life (QOL). If you are doing research in the QOL, please consider submitting a short paper by March 15, 2014.

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