Call for Papers

Big Questions in Creativity 2015
A collection of first works in creativity research

Creativity research transcends the boundaries of disciplines, cultures, and professions. This annual book series, published by the International Center for Studies in Creativity Press, aims to give emerging scholars from a variety of fields a platform to ask and answer what they see as the most pertinent questions in the study of creativity. This third edition will be edited by Cyndi Burnett and Mary Kay Culpepper.

Current graduate students in schools in the U.S. and abroad—and those who have graduated with a master’s or doctoral degree within the last three years—are invited to submit papers for inclusion in Big Questions in Creativity 2015. We seek manuscripts focused on (but not limited to) the creative process, person, product, and/or environment. Papers from an interdisciplinary perspective are encouraged, and questions may be addressed through various methodological and philosophical means.

In previous editions, topics for Big Questions in Creativity have included:

  • Approaches to teaching and training for creativity
  • Cross-cultural attitudes toward creativity
  • Generational considerations in the creative process
  • Examination of the creative environment
  • Creativity and creative leadership in business
  • Psychological and sociological contexts in creativity
  • Arts-influenced theoretical perspectives

Full papers, written in English, should be 3,000-3,500 words long (exclusive of a 150-word abstract and complete references) and adhere to the guidelines of the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The ten best papers submitted will be accepted for publication.

Submissions should be attached in a Word document to an email that includes a 200-word biography of the author. Send submissions to Dr. Cyndi Burnett at argonac@buffalostate.edu. The deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014.

This volume of Big Questions in Creativity will be published in May, 2015. If you have questions concerning your submission, contact Dr. Burnett at argonac@buffalostate.edu or Mary Kay Culpepper at culpepmk@buffalostate.edu.


Big Questions in Creativity 2014 available now!

ICSC Press is pleased to announce the publication of Big Questions in Creativity 2014: A Collection of First Works, Volume 2. The book is available in paperback and electronic formats. For links, please visit our Big Questions 2014 page.

About the book:

What is creativity? Can it be taught? How is it measured? What are the stakes for neglecting it? And what opportunities beckon for the people and organizations who dare to embrace it? At the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo State, home of the world's first Master of Science degree in Creativity, scholars seek those answers every day. And in Big Questions in Creativity 2014, the field's newest thinkers tackle some of its most intriguing questions. As students and recent graduates of the program, they represent a variety of cultures, experiences, and backgrounds. Yet they are united in their energetic exploration of current issues in creativity and their passion for knowing more. 

Big Questions in Creativity 2013 now just 99 cents!

ICSC Press is pleased to announce that our Big Questions in Creativity 2013: A Volume of First Works, Volume 1, is now just 99 cents in its ebook formats. For links, please visit our Big Questions 2013 page.

 


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