Call for Proposals: SGR Inaugural Review Issue

Small Group Research
Aaron Brower, Co-Editor
Joann Keyton, Co-Editor
Richard Moreland, Associate Editor
Lindy Greer, Associate Editor

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. 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

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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