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International Journal of Community Well-Being

International Journal of Community Well-Being

Published in collaboration with the Global Community Institute

Editor-in-Chief: R. Phillips; S.J. Lee

ISSN: 2524-5295 (print version)
ISSN: 2524-5309 (electronic version)

Journal no. 42413

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Intersections of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Community Well-Being: Exploring the Future of Humanity 

Intersections of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Community Well-Being: Exploring the Future of Humanity is a special issue of the International Journal of Community Well-Being. The issue aims to help community organizers, academics, researchers, instructors, policy makers, business people, administrators, governmental and nongovernmental staff, to understand the implications of AI for community well-being. A secondary aim is for readers to gain insight, ideas, and resources to work on a future where AI contributes to community well-being, the good of humans, and the planet through community-based platforms.
Artificial intelligence and its relation to community well-being is a new research area. Submissions should build upon existing research theories, but also broaden the theoretical settings of academic and popular understanding of the intercepts of AI and community well-being. Where theoretical settings and frameworks are missing, submissions should suggest such. Where they exist, submissions should analyze them, identify where more is needed, where the voids are, what is ignored, and what has been gained from the analysis. For example, submissions can contemplate AI and community well-being in a systems approach and identify leverage points within systems and organizational structures. Moreover, submissions should include implications and recommendations for practitioners, when appropriate. The special issue addresses the following three questions:
What well-being frameworks do we need in order to guide the development, deployment and/or operations of AI-systems for the benefit of humanity? How do they allow for communities to participate? What could the history of communities around the world teach us about AI? What type of opportunities are there that AI could help us to benefit from and how? How can AI protect community well-being from threats (climate change, economic inequality, gender inequality, interference with the democratic process, mental illness, etc)? How is the use of AI in itself be threat to community well-being? What can a community do to mitigate, manage or negate the threat? Threats may include unemployment, income inequality, psychological well-being (e.g. sense of purpose), safety, human rights violations, etc. Submit Your Abstract!!
To submit an article in the special issue, you need to write a short abstract first. Your abstract should include:
Proposed title;
Abstract of your article, which does not have more than 500 words;
Keywords indicating the area of intersection between AI and Community Well-Being;
Format - APA 6th Edition;
Your contact information;
Short ½ page biography for each author;
The type of full article that you will be submitting if your abstract is accepted (perspective, case, overview, or original - please see description below);
Only abstracts that clearly state the connection and implications of AI for community well-being will be considered. Abstracts may be based on theoretical or practical concepts, projects, etc. Authors are invited from around the globe, providing a variety of processes, practices, and perspectives. Submissions are encouraged in the form of perspective articles and case articles. All submissions must be in APA 6th Edition. All submissions must include APA references references in APA 6th Edition. Submissions based purely on opinion will not be accepted. See submission options below.
Full article type options: There are four different types of full articles that are accepted(Instructions For Authors)
Perspective article - presents concepts, frameworks, theory or ideas, or review of a concept. These articles can range from a minimum of 5000 words to a maximum of 10,000. If the article is in the form of an essay, it can be shorter at a minimum of 2500 words to around 5000 typically or can range to a longer essay of up to 10,000 words.
Case article - provides findings and summary of a program, project, or application. It must provide background, and relation to larger context, in other words, it must have relevance for others beyond the case. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
Overview article - analysis of existing literature and/or data, whether a literature review, meta-analysis/content analysis. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
Original research article - includes research question/hypothesis, methods/research approach, background or context, results with analysis and interpretation, and conclusion and/or implications for research or practice. Can use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
All articles should include a short introduction or literature review that explains the intersect of community well-being and the topic of the submission.
Please use this form to submit abstracts
The due date for abstracts is July 31, 2019. Decisions will be sent by August 10, 2019. Full articles to be submitted by November 30, 2019.
Editors for the volume are, in alphabetical order by last name:
James Bradbury, PhD, Happiness Alliance, current and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, jnbrad71@gmail.com
Laura Musikanski, Happiness Alliance, laura@happycounts.org (International Journal of Community Well-Being Editorial Board Member)
Margaret E. Manson, PhD, Independent Researcher, mmanson174@gmail.com
Bogdana Rakova, Data Scientist, Responsible AI at Accenture, b.rakova@gmail.com
Sari Stenfors, PhD, Augmented Leadership Institute, sari@aulead.com
More information: https://ijcw.github.io/call-for-abstracts/
For questions, please write to: IJCWB@happycounts.org

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    This journal advances the knowledge and practice of community well-being as an interdisciplinary broad conception of human and societal well-being. The focus is predominately on communities of place and interest within geographic or societal spaces concerning social, economic, cultural/social, environmental or political conditions and impacts on societal and social well-being. It provides an outlet for excellent scholarship from a multitude of disciplines - including but not limited to community development, geography, urban and regional planning, economic development, public administration, regional studies, sociology, community learning and education, psychology and health – concerned with community well-being that promotes understanding of its multidimensional aspects. The journal publishes research that combines community well-being addressing issues facing our towns, cities and regions. It explores the collective aspects of communities and regions and how individual well-being is related to the context of societal well-being

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