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International Journal of Bullying Prevention

International Journal of Bullying Prevention

An official publication of the International Bullying Prevention Association

Editor-in-Chief: J. O'Higgins Norman; S. Hinduja

ISSN: 2523-3653 (print version)
ISSN: 2523-3661 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42380

International Journal of Bullying Prevention

Special Issue: Significance of Race and Ethnicity in Bullying  

Guest Editor: Anthony A. Peguero, Virginia Tech
Social, public, and research attention toward understanding and addressing bullying has soared during the past several decades, resulting in a solid and substantial evidence base detailing the various sociocultural factors and inequalities associated with bullying. The disparate causes, correlates, and consequences associated with bullying can often compound the vulnerabilities of already marginalized youth. One of the many diverse sociocultural factors and inequalities associated with the stratification of bullying is race and ethnicity. Although interdisciplinary researchers – including child and school psychology, public health, social work and counseling, sociology, criminology, developmental psychology – have repeatedly found racial and ethnic disparities in bullying, these factors are not typically at the center of these studies. This special issue of the International Journal of Bullying Intervention explores research that centers the significance of race and ethnicity toward the causes, forms, and multiple contexts of bullying as well as best-practices in prevention and intervention.
Submission deadline: October 31, 2018. Authors may submit papers for peer review through IJBP’s Editorial Manager System:http://www.editorialmanager.com/ijbp
When submitting your paper, please designate that the article is meant for the special issue, “Significance of Race and Ethnicity in Bullying”. Submitted manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with IJBP author guidelines for articles (www.springer.com/journal/42380) – see “Instructions for Authors” under the section “For Authors and Editors”. Manuscripts should also include a cover letter clarifying submission for the special issue and explaining relevance to this subject matter. All manuscripts undergo standard peer review.
Please direct any questions about scientific content to guest editor, Anthony A. Peguero (anthony.peguero@vt.edu).
The planned publication date for this special issue is June 2019.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    The journal provides an interdisciplinary scientific forum in which to publish current research on the causes, forms, and multiple contexts of bullying and cyberbullying as well as evolving best practices in identification, prevention, and intervention. Noting that bullying may occur at schools, universities, communities, the workplace, and/or online – and that cyberbullying can subsume sexting, digital dating abuse, sextortion, and doxing – the journal welcomes empirical, theoretical, and review papers on a broad range of issues, populations, and domains. Authors should include relevant discussion on policy and actionable practice in offline and/or online environments. The journal is of interest to scientists and practitioners across such interrelated disciplines as child, adolescent, and school psychology; public health; social work and counseling; criminology; child and adolescent psychiatry; sociology; anthropology; education; pediatrics; information technology; human resources management; and other associated fields within social or computer science.

    Sample topics include:

    • Identification of important correlates, predictors, and outcome variables specific to bullying and cyberbullying
    • Effective school- and community-based youth bullying prevention and interventions
    • Effective workplace-based bullying prevention and interventions
    • Methods for measuring key constructs in bullying prevention for use as prescriptive, descriptive, or outcome variables
    • Evaluation of mediators and moderators of response to prevention and intervention methods
    • Evaluation of outcomes of bullying prevention policy and programming
    • Development and early evaluation of bullying interventions and treatment strategies
    • Mixed-method studies with specific themes
    • Studies involving underrepresented groups (e.g., racial, ethic, and sexual minorities) as well as individuals with disabilities
    • Evaluation of web-based or app-specific cognitive and behavioral interventions to reduce bullying and cyberbullying
    • Cross-cultural comparative research on aggressors, targets, and interventions
    • Meta-analyses focused on relevant causes, correlates, and outcomes
    • Content analyses
    • Focus groups, case studies, phenomenological, and grounded theory approaches
    • Dissemination, training, and fidelity issues in bullying prevention, interventions, and treatment techniques
    • Reviews of these topics that summarize and coalesce findings to inform next steps in research and practice

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