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CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION FOR QOL RESEARCH ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES

VP-Publications, ISQOLS

Purpose: ISQOLS is trying to expand its references and annotated bibliography series to better serve current and new QOL researchers by providing references materials.

Current Titles in Annotated Bibliography Series:Currently, ISQOLS has four annotated bibliographies disseminated from ISQOLS central office. These are:

  • Ferriss, Abbott L (1992). A selected bibliography on social indicators and quality of life. Blacksburg, Virginia: ISQOLS.
  • Cummins, Robert A. (1998). Quality of life: Definition and terminology. Blacksburg, Virginia: ISQOLS.
  • Sirgy, M. Joseph (1998). Quality-of-life studies and social indicators research: An annotated bibliography of selected works (1984-98). Blacksburg, Virginia: ISQOLS.
  • Sirgy, M. Joseph (1998). Classic works, literature reviews, and other important references in QOL research. Blacksburg, Virginia: ISQOLS.

Subject Areas of the Annotated Bibliography Series:In order to provide reference materials for current and novice QOL researchers, we would like to expand the bibliography series to target specific areas of QOL research. That is, we would like to develop monographs of bibliography and references in specific subject areas of QOL. Examples include:

    1. QOL research on specific populations:
      QOL research in relation to the elderly
      QOL research in relation to the poor
      QOL research in relation to children and adolescents
      QOL research in relation to women
      QOL research in relation to ethnic minorities
      QOL research in relation to consumers
      QOL research in relation to specific-disease population (e.g., diabetes)

 

    1. QOL research on specific life domains:
      QOL research in relation to subjective well being
      QOL research in relation to leisure well being
      QOL research in relation to work well being
      QOL research in relation to family well being
      QOL research in relation to community well being
      QOL research in relation emotional well being
      QOL research in relation to social well being

 

    1. QOL research on specific disciplines:
      QOL research in relation to the media
      QOL research in relation to marketing
      QOL research in relation to travel and tourism
      QOL research in relation to labor and employment

 

  1. QOL research on measurement related to different units of analysis
    QOL research in relation to measurement of individual QOL
    QOL research in relation to measurement of family QOL
    QOL research in relation to measurement of community QOL
    QOL research in relation to measurement of state-level QOL

Please bear in mind that these are only examples of topics in QOL research.

Forms of Annotated Bibliography Series: A monograph involving annotated bibliographic references may take any of the following forms:

    1. Annotated Bibliography: The monograph provides a good definition of the topical area (e.g., QOL research in relation to the elderly) and describes the scope and boundary of this area of research. Studies in this area can be categorized in terms of theoretical, substantive, and/or methodological issues. For example, studies can be classified in terms of measurement of QOL of the elderly, QOL theories and models related to the elderly, and elderly-QOL studies dealing with specific life domains such as family life, leisure life, financial life, among others. Based on this classification the studies are then summarized and their abstracts are shown within the noted classification schema.

 

    1. Classic References and Seminal Works: The monograph may provide a good definition of the topical area, provides a classification scheme of the many issues involved in this area of research, and summarizes classical or seminal work in the context of these noted issues.

 

  1. High-tech Bibliographies: One can devise a CD-ROM with a search engine. The search engine would pick up studies with specific key words. A list of key words is provided to help the researcher identify suitable studies.

Again, these are only examples of what can be done. If you have ideas of your own about developing monographs capturing bibliographic/references, please don?t hesitate to communicate with me (Dong-Jin Lee). We are excited about working with you to develop a vast array of bibliographic reference monographs that can assist novice QOL researchers in identifying suitable and important reference materials.

MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES FOR THE ANNOTATED BIBILIOGRAPHY SERIES

This publication guideline intends to effectively achieve these objectives by ensuring the annotated bibliography series are consistent and coherent in style.

Manuscript Preparation:

 

  1. Manuscript format may be in any version of MS word with one-inch margins on all sides, one-and-half line spacing, and font size of 11 or larger.
  2. Authors should prepare manuscript according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (4thed.). Some patterns for references are as follows.
      1. Journal Articles:
        Land K. C. (1971). On the definition of social indicators. The American Sociologist, 6, 322-325
        Michalos A. (1980). Satisfaction and happiness. Social Indictors Research, 8, 385-422
      1. Articles in Edited Volumes:
        Diener, E. & Larsen R. J. (1993). The experience of emotional well-being. In M. Lewis & J. M. Haviland (Eds.), Handbook of emotions (pp. 405-415). New York: Guilford Press.
    1. Books:
      Andrews, F. M. & Withey, S. B. (1976). Social indicators of well being: America?s perception of life quality. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Manuscript Submission and Review Policy:Manuscripts for the annotated bibliography series will be judged for their publication potential by a publications committee chaired by the vp-publications. Two hard copies of each manuscript and a MS-word file should be sent to the vp-publications: