Call for Papers October 2020

Theme: Health & Well-Being in Uncertain Times: Centering Children & Youth

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NEOS welcomes submissions for the October 2020 issue: Health & Well-Being in Uncertain Times: Centering Children & Youth. This issue will focus on how anthropologists and interdisciplinary scholars study, uplift, and center the health, illness, and well-being experiences of children and youth. We are especially interested in 1) articles that speak to child/youth health during uncertain times, including the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters, and changes in policy and practice that re-structure fundamental health systems for children, and 2) submissions that attend to issues of racism and inequities in health, healthcare, and well-being.

We invite short-form original research articles (1,000 words max, excluding references), as well as commentaries (500 words max, excluding references) that address the issue’s theme.

NEOS also welcomes original research articles that—while not necessarily directly connected to the CFP theme—highlight recent “hot off the press” research in the field.

NEOS is an open-access publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association. We publish research on childhood and youth from scholars working across the four fields of anthropology, as well from those interdisciplinary fields in conversation with anthropological theories and methods. Articles published in NEOS undergo a double-blind peer-review process, and commentaries are reviewed by the NEOS Editorial Team.

The deadline for submissions is August 24, 2020 (end of the day). Rolling submissions prior to August 24 are also welcome.  While not required, authors are encouraged to submit a brief message about their intent to submit to NEOS editors by August 10, 2020. The NEOS editorial team may be reached at

Visit our website for further information on NEOS, as well as submission guidelines and instructions. You may access the submission portal for the October 2020 Issue here.