About the Journal

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (NCMR) publishes articles that develop theory and report research on negotiation and conflict management across levels, including interpersonal conflict, intergroup conflict, organizational conflict, and cross-cultural conflict, across a range of domains including environmental conflict, crisis negotiations, and political conflict, as well as across a variety of approaches, including formal and informal third party intervention, mediation and arbitration.

Our readership includes scholars and practitioners studying conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.

As of January 2021, NCMR has transitioned from the Wiley Online Library to become an Open Access and Open Science journal hosted by the Carnegie Mellon University Library Publishing Service.


Special Issue Call for Papers

The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Submission Deadline EXTENDED to July 15, 2022

Special Issue Editor: Bing Han, University of South Carolina at Aiken

Spiritual experiences have profound influences on individual lives. A nation’s spiritual and religious traditions have significant political, psychological and social implications for its people. Conflicts can occur between individuals or groups with different faith and spiritual traditions, between individuals with and those without adherence to a faith, and between nations with different spiritual traditions and history. Within each spiritual tradition, prominent texts and figures lead the search for truth and for solutions to human problems including peace and conflict. Therefore, the role of faith and spirituality in negotiation and conflict management theory and practice merits further examination. In this special issue, negotiation and conflict researchers and practitioners should ask the question: How does the rich history and culture of a spiritual tradition contribute to negotiation and conflict management theory and practice?

The call for papers is focused on the important contributions of faith and spirituality to the field of negotiation and conflict management. Priorities will be given to manuscripts that create, test, or expand theory in negotiation and conflict management research. We welcome thought-provoking manuscripts including empirical and theoretical original research employing various methodologies.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • What are the conflict management practices and strategies in a faith and spiritual tradition that are being overlooked in negotiation and conflict management research? How can these practices and strategies help build and expand current negotiation and conflict theories?
  • What are the limits of current negotiation and conflict management theories from the perspectives of various faith and spiritual traditions?
  • How are theories in negotiation and conflict management applied in religious or spiritual contexts?
  • What are strategies or ground rules to help individuals or groups with different faith and spiritual traditions interact and resolve conflicts peacefully?
  • What are strategies or ground rules to help individuals with a faith tradition and individuals without adherence to a faith interact and resolve conflicts peacefully?
  • What are the strategies in faith-based forgiveness and reconciliation processes?

When preparing your manuscript, carefully follow NCMR's author guidelines.

Timeline:

  • Submission due: July 15, 2022
  • Initial decisions: September 15, 2022
  • Expected publication: The accepted papers will be published Online First based on the final acceptance date. The issue will appear in Volume 16, 2023.

Please direct topic ideas and special issue inquiries to Bing Han at bingh@usca.edu.

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2022-04-13 Volume 15 • Issue 2 • 2022

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