Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
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Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

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Editors
Femida Handy University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jeffrey L. Brudney University of North Carolina Wilmington
Lucas Meijs Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

eISSN: 15527395| ISSN: 08997640|Current volume: 44|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

The nonprofit sector is a rapidly growing area of research, social policy and social action. This dynamic field is at the center of such contemporary public policy debates as the future of federal social policy, the changing role of religion in public life, national service, and the privatization of public services. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) provides cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field and leads its readers to understanding the impact the nonprofit sector has on society. 
 
An International, Interdisciplinary Journal for Nonprofit Sector Research

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
provides a forum for researchers from around the world to publish timely articles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

NVSQ is dedicated to enhancing our knowledge of nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and voluntarism. This goal can be achieved only through the cumulative efforts of many different disciplines. Among the disciplines represented in NVSQ are: Anthropology, Arts and humanities, Economics, Education, Health, History, Law, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, and Urban Affairs.

Current Coverage in Vital Areas of Nonprofit Scholarship

In order to provide a profound coverage of the most current issues, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly focuses on five general areas: Organization and Leadership, Philanthropy, Voluntarism, Public Policy, and Civil Society.

In-Depth Coverage

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
occasionally supplements its broad coverage with Special Issues featuring in-depth studies of particular topics of interest. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is the journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Visit the ARNOVA website at www.arnova.org


Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, the journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, is an international, interdisciplinary journal that seeks to enhance the quality of life and general welfare of humanity through effective and appropriate voluntary action by reporting on research and programs related to voluntarism, citizen participation, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations in societies around the world.

Editors
Femida Handy University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jeffrey L. Brudney University of North Carolina Wilmington
Lucas Meijs Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Managing Editor
Micheal Shier University of Toronto, Canada
Book Review Editor
Putnam Barber University of Washington, USA
Editorial Consultant
Joyce Gleason Nebraska Wesleyan University
Members of the Editorial Board
Alan Jay Abramson George Mason University
Putnam Barber University of Washington
Rene Bekkers VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Woods Bowman DePaul University, USA
Ralph Brower Florida State University
Eleanor Brown Pomona College
Susan M. Chambré Baruch College, City University of New York
Ram A. Cnaan University of Pennsylvania, USA
Paul Dekker Tilburg University & The Netherlands Institute for Social Research
Alnoor Ebrahim Harvard Business School
Beth Gazley School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Kirsten A. Gronbjerg Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Chao Guo University of Pennsylvania
David C. Hammack Haydn Professor of History and Faculty, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations Case Western Reserve University
Margaret Harris Aston University, UK
Bernd Helmig University of Mannheim
Steven Heydemann Vice President, Grant and Fellowship Program, U.S. Institute of Peace
ChulHee Kang School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University
Kevin P. Kearns Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
Sara Konrath Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, USA
Éva Kuti Budapest College of Management
Myles McGregor-Lowndes The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology
Michael Meyer Vienna University of Economics and Business
Marc A. Musick University of Texas at Austin
Francie Ostrower The University of Texas at Austin, USA
James L. Perry Indiana University and Yonsei University
Jack Quarter Social Economy Centre, University of Toronto
David O. Renz University of Missouri – Kansas City
Lester M. Salamon Johns Hopkins University, USA
Adrian Sargeant Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Paul G. Schervish Boston College, USA
Hillel Schmid Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mark Sidel University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA
Richard Steinberg IUPUI and Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Mary Tschirhart North Carolina State University, USA
David M. Van Slyke Syracuse University, USA
Diane Vinokur-Kaplan University of Michigan, USA
John Wilson Duke University
John Zietlow Oral Roberts University
Past Editors
Wolfgang Bielefeld, 2005-2010 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dwight Burlingame, 2005-2010 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Carl Milofsky, 1992-1998 Bucknell University
David Horton Smith, 1971-1977 University of California, Irvine, USA
Steven Rathgeb Smith, 1999-2004 University of Washington, Seattle
Jon Van Til, 1979-1991 Rutgers University, Camden College
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  • General Guidelines

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is an international, interdisciplinary journal that publishes full length manuscripts, research notes, and book reviews that report on the subject areas of voluntary action, civil society, citizen participation, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations. Submissions must be in English. NVSQ will not consider manuscripts that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere.

    All correspondence regarding manuscript submissions, as well as comments on editorial policy, suggestions for future symposium issues, and proposals for Special Issues, should be directed to nvsq@sp2.upenn.edu

    Guidelines

    Title Page: Include all authors' names, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses and discipline and a short (2-3 sentence) biography of each author.

    Main Document: Remove ALL identifying information and include abstract, main text of article, appendices, endnotes, references, and tables and figures.

    Formatting Instructions:·

    • Manuscripts should be no more than 8000 words including the main text, references, endnotes and any appendices. Any deviation from this requirement will result in manuscripts being sent back to the authors with a request to shorten the word length.
    • Double space and left-justify everything with a ragged right-hand margin (no full justification.)
    • Use 12 point, Times New Roman font for all documents.
    • Follow the APA style for citations, reference list, and headings.
    • Include an abstract that is 150 words or less.
    • Include 4 or 5 keywords.
    • ANY direct quote requires a page reference or a reference to the name of the person and the date of the interview.
    • Insert “indicators” for where tables/figures are to be placed; example - [Table 1 Here]).
    • Begin each section on a separate page and in this sequence: abstract, main text, appendices, endnotes, references, each table, each figure.
    • Use endnotes only for substantive comments bearing on content. Mark endnotes consecutively beginning with numeral 1. Do not use footnotes. Do not use automatic formatting. (Type endnotes manually rather than using the Insert menu of your word processing program). All in-text citations are included in the reference list; all references have in-text citations.
    • Figures should be camera ready; they should appear exactly as they should in the journal, except for sizing.
    • You are responsible for making sure that the uploaded manuscript consists of the complete text of the manuscript MINUS any identifying information in the title page, acknowledgements, and/or any running headers to allow blinded review. Please note: If you have used the “track changes” feature at any point during the composition of your submission, make sure to accept all of the changes before saving the final version that you will upload. This is also true for the submission of revised manuscripts. If you do not do this, reviewers may be able to see your name and comments, compromising the blind review system. If this happens, we will have to start over with new reviewers, significantly delaying the review process.

    Research Notes: Research Notes identify relevant prior research, clearly articulate their contribution to nonprofit/voluntary sector research, and provide compelling evidence for their arguments. Research Notes are different than articles in that the Note either has a narrower audience, is more limited in its contributions, is more technical, or comments (in-depth) on previous NVSQ articles. Like full-length manuscripts, Research Notes are rigorous and written in a similar style and tone.

    • Please follow the same manuscript submission procedures as described above; instead, select Research Note in the drop down menu for article type in Manuscript Central.
    • Research Notes should be no longer than 5,000 words (including the main text, references, appendices and endnotes). All other submission guidelines apply as described above.

    Submitting a Manuscript

    • Please submit manuscripts to Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nvsq.
    • Manuscripts need to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. The file extension should be ".doc". On the login screen of Manuscript Central please enter your email address into the "Password Help" area to see if an account has already been created for you. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one by clicking the 'Create Account' link at the top right of the screen.
    • Once you have gained access to your account, select “Author Center” and follow the steps in submitting a new manuscript.
    • Any questions can be answered through the help section on the site (click 'Get Help Now' at the top of any screen), the 24 hour support line, or email to the Editorial Office at nvsq@sp2.upenn.edu.

    Book Reviews: Please submit book reviews to Putnam Barber, Ph.D., Book Review Editor, University of Washington; e-mail: nvsqbook@gmail.com

    Permissions Guidelines

    • Written, signed permission must be obtained for (a) all quotations from copyrighted publications and (b) all tables or figures taken from other sources.
    • Permission is required to reprint:
      • More than 300 words from a single journal article.
      • More than 500 words from a full-length scholarly book.
      • Anything, even a few words or a phrase, quoted directly from a newspaper article, magazine, poem, or song.
      • Anything quoted directly from a news broadcast.
      • Any table or figure reproduced or adapted from another work.
    • Any quotes without permissions must be paraphrased or deleted if the manuscript is accepted for publication. Please check with the journal editor for more information.

    Code of Ethics

    Authors submitting their manuscripts to NVSQ for publication consideration must follow the code of ethics found at http://nvs.sagepub.com/site/includefiles/nvsq_code_of_ethics.pdf.

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