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Calls for Papers and Guidelines for Authors

Calls for Papers/Posters

 

Guidelines for Authors

Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM (formerly Home Economics FORUM) and Kappa Omicron Nu collections of essays have the following goals:

  • To encourage intellectual excellence.
  • To provide for scholarly discourse on the professional and philosophical issues of family and consumer sciences/human sciences and/or related disciplines concerned with individual, family, and community well-being.

  • To encourage critical and creative thinking, reflection, alternative concepts and theories.

  • To foster innovations in the integrative, holistic approach to the relationships among individuals, families, and communities and the environments in which they function.

  • To support the development of new methods of generating and verifying knowledge.

  • To serve as a communication vehicle for the honor society.

Because the publications are funded by members, Kappa Omicron Nu gives first preference, quality being equal, to members of Kappa Omicron Nu.

Criteria

Kappa Omicron Nu welcomes unsolicited manuscripts. Each unsolicited manuscript is evaluated by three referees who are knowledgeable in the subject. Independent of each other, the referees rate the manuscript on the basis of the following criteria:

Does it focus on the integrative, holistic approach to the relationships among individuals, families, and communities and the environments in which they function?

Does it focus on

  • professional concerns of family and consumer sciences/human sciences and/or related disciplines concerned with individual, family, and community well-being?
  • historical study of family and consumer sciences/human sciences and/or related disciplines concerned with individual, family, and community well-being for the purpose of planning for the future?

  • philosophical issues of family and consumer sciences/human sciences and/or related disciplines concerned with individual, family, and community well-being? or

  • implications for the body of principles underlying family and consumer sciences/human sciences and/or related disciplines concerned with individual, family, and community well-being?

Is it written in a clear, concise, and lively style?

Does it take a position and support it with sound argument and evidence?

Manuscripts in response to a specific Call for Papers are rated according to the following criteria:

Content

  • Relevance to purposes of the theme.
  • Significance to professions.

  • Subject mastery and originality. Manuscript demonstrates depth of knowledge and presents ideas in a new way.

Writing Style

  • Technical mastery.
  • Logical organization.

  • Appropriate documentation.

The peer review process is discussed in the following manuscript: Peer Review: A Filter for Quality.

Manuscript Style

Print submissions should contain text, references, endnotes, and quotations, double spaced, on one side only of 8 1/2 x 11" paper. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via PC formatted 1.44 MB diskettes, PC formatted Zip disks, or as an e-mail attachment. Electronic files must be verified to be virus-free prior to submission. The following PC software formats are acceptable:

Microsoft Word (*.doc), preferred

Rich Text Format (*.rtf)

Text Only (*.txt)

Do not alter the document extensions for any of the above file formats. Only use the format's default document extension.

All other file types and formats must be cleared by the National Office to determine acceptability for submission. Electronic manuscript submissions must be accompanied by four (4) print copies.

A short abstract (2-4 sentences) should be typed on a separate page. Type name, office and home addresses and telephone numbers, e-mail address, and a short biographical sketch (including current professional title) on a separate title page. Do not put your name anywhere but on the title page. Do not put the title of the manuscript anywhere but on the title page. Do not use line numbers or page numbers.

List key words (5-8) on the title page. The main purpose of keywords is to enable successful searching in a database for the main message of your paper. When selecting keywords always think about how any reader might interrogate the database.  

Use endnotes rather than footnotes in the manuscript.

For citations and references, Kappa Omicron Nu publications use the style adopted by the APA (5th edition).

Link to APA Guidelines

Link to Alternate APA Guidelines

Articles may be 1,000 to 3,500 words or longer with the approval of the editor.

Camera-ready graphics and photographs, PowerPoint files, or .jpg graphic files are welcome.

Submission Procedure

Submit Review Fee of $25.00 ($10 for students) and four (4) printed copies of the manuscript to: Kappa Omicron Nu Publications. Submit electronically in Word format to [email protected]

Manuscripts will be acknowledged electronically upon receipt.

Manuscripts already published or under review by another journal will not be considered.

 Submitted manuscripts will remain the property of the author until selected for publication and will be returned if not accepted.

© Copyright Statement

All rights reserved by Kappa Omicron Nu. Written permission from Kappa Omicron Nu must be obtained for copying or reprinting text.

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