The Community Indicators Consortium is inviting chapter submissions for our upcoming book, Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VIII, to be published by Springer in 2019. This volume will contain case studies and research highlighted from the Community Indicators Consortium 2018 Impact Summit in Minneapolis, MN and other sources. The volume will contribute to the Springer book series on Community Quality of Life and Well Being, which has recently been renamed from Community Quality-of-Life Indicators. The first volume in this series was published in 2006.

Volume Focus:

This volume will continue the tradition now established since 2006, of compiling excellent research into the practice and application of community indicators in a single source volume. Past volumes in this series have been edited by leaders in the fields of quality of life studies, social and community indicators, wellbeing and community development studies. This volume offers a focus on presenters at the Community Indicators Consortium 2018 Summit, as a significant venue for the advancement of the practice and theory of indicators work at present. For this volume, CIC board members Frank Ridzi and Melanie Davern, and CIC Executive Director Chantal Stevens have come together as editorial team and are seeking excellent research, case studies, and innovations in community indicators work internationally. In keeping with the practical, “best cases” emphasis of this book series, we particularly welcome a case-based approach to chapters offering lessons that can be used by community planners, applied researchers, and other engaged professionals as good examples or “prototypes” of community quality-of-life indicators work.

Volume Editors: Frank Ridzi (Central New York Community Foundation/Le Moyne College), Melanie Davern (RMIT University), and Chantal Stevens (Community Indicators Consortium)

Abstract Submission: no later than January 15, 2019
Chapter Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019

Submit all documents using the online submission form below.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The paper should be typed in either Arial or Times Roman, font size 10-12 with a margin of 1 inch on all sides.
  • The paper should be double-spaced.
  • Paper length should not exceed 30 pages in total including references, tables, and figures.
  • Reference style: American Psychological Association (APA) style is preferred.
  • All submissions should be original and not previously published. The submitted paper should not be submitted simultaneously to other publication outlets.

Guidelines for Paper Selection and Final Manuscript Preparation:

  • The abstract should be reviewed by the editors and accepted selected authors will be invited to submit a full paper
  • Each paper may be reviewed by a referee who are experts in the field.
  • The editors in consultation with the referee will make the final decision concerning acceptance or rejection.
  • It is very likely that the editors will request changes to the accepted papers based on the reviewers’ suggestions. These changes should be completed by May 15, 2019.
  • Publication of the book is expected by September 2019 by Springer.

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