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Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ)

Conflict Resolution Quarterly (CRQ) publishes peer-reviewed scholarship related to theory, research, and practice in the fields of conflict dispute resolutioto promote more effective professional applications. CRQ is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. As the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Conflict Resolution experience exponential growth, CRQ has become an indispensable tool for practitioners, scholars and students. That’s why it is the most widely distributed journal covering the role of the neutral in processes such as mediation, arbitration, negotiation, facilitation and other processes at the local, national and international levels. 

Articles focus on any aspect of the conflict resolution process or context, but a primary focus is the behavior, role and impact of third parties in effectively handling conflict at all levels from the interpersonal to the international. CRQ also welcomes all theoretical and methodological orientations


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Submissions for CRQ

Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes conventional the following types of manuscripts:

Scholarly articles: These manuscripts should be approximately 30 double-spaced pages (7,500 words) and share new information related to the theory and practice of Conflict Resolution (CR) , Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), or related fields. These articles must contain a review of the current state of knowledge on the research question(s) of interest, then share new information based on qualitative or quantitative research or new ideas that will impact the state of theory and/or practice in these areas.


Practice notes: These are shorter manuscripts of up to 3,500 words that are of specific interest to practitioners. These manuscripts must present new techniques, ideas, or methods for the practice, administration, or design of conflict resolution programs, trainings or initiatives.

Research notes: Similar to practice notes, these are shorter manuscripts of up to 3,500 words that have specific implications for the development of conflict resolution theories.

Letters to the Editor, Commentary or Reactions: The purpose of these articles is to discuss the state of the quickly evolving fields of Conflict Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution; to share reactions or thoughts concerning previous publications; or to discuss hot topics that impact the theory or practice of CR and ADR. These can be of any length and are published at the discretion of the Editor and Editorial Board.

Submissions are only accepted in electronic form. Click here to submit.

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CRQ Editorial Board Service

Members of the CRQ Editorial Board are invited to serve a one year term, which may be renewed at the mutual agreement of the Editor and Board members. Service on the Editorial Board of CRQ is a time consuming volunteer activity that includes no financial compensation. Members of the Editorial Board must be recognized as experts in their particular fields, either as practitioners, academics or both. The Editor strives to achieve balance and diversity on the Board in every way, including but not limited to: application areas in the fields of ADR and Conflict Resolution, methodologies for research, academic and practitioner orientations, gender; race, national origin, and sexual orientation. 


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