Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly publishes high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts from a diverse array of disciplinary and methodological perspectives on nonprofits, philanthropy, voluntary action, and civil society across the globe. The journal publishes full-length articles, research notes, and book reviews. NVSQ, published bi-monthly, is the official journal of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
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 research on civil society, philanthropy, voluntary action, and nonprofit organizations in societies around the world.
|Joanne G. Carman||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|Jaclyn S. Piatak||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|Thad Calabrese||New York University, USA|
|Cassandra Chapman||University of Queensland , Australia|
|Heather MacIndoe||University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA|
|Dyana Mason||University of Oregon, USA|
|Lindsey McDougle||Rutgers University, USA|
|Peter Raeymaeckers||University of Antwerp, Belgium|
|Nathan Dietz||University of Maryland, USA|
|Jennifer Amanda Jones||University of Florida, USA|
|Tracey Coule||Sheffield Hallam University, UK|
|Nithya Venkatasubramanian||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|John Bushe||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|Robert Pinka||University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA|
|Khaldoun AbouAssi||American University, USA|
|Alan J. Abramson||George Mason University, USA|
|Inés Alegre||IESE Business School, Spain|
|Erynn Beaton||The Ohio State University, USA|
|René Bekkers||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|William A. Brown||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Brenda Bushouse||University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA|
|Leonor Camarena||Indiana University-Bloomington, USA|
|Richard M. Clerkin||University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA|
|Ram A. Cnaan||University of Pennsylvania, USA and Kyung Hee University, South Korea|
|Ericka Costa||University of Trento, Italy|
|Jamie Levine Daniel||Indiana University-Bloomington, USA|
|Adam Eckerd||Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, USA|
|Angela Eikenberry||University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA|
|Ashley E. English||Texas Christian University, USA|
|Beth Gazley||Indiana University-Bloomington, USA|
|Mary Kay Gugerty||University of Washington, USA|
|Erica Harris||Florida International University, USA|
|Debbie Haski-Leventhal||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Ming Hu||Nanjing University, China|
|Marc Jegers||Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels|
|Daniel King||Nottingham Trent University, UK|
|Karin Kreutzer||EBS University, Germany|
|Marcus Lam||University of San Diego, USA|
|Young-Joo Lee||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Kelly LeRoux||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Hui Li||University of Hong Kong, China|
|Roseanne Mirabella||Seton Hall University, USA|
|Jennifer Mosley||University of Chicago, USA|
|Daniel Neely||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Rebecca Nesbit||University of Georgia, USA|
|Michaela Neumayr||WU Vienna University, Austria|
|Chris Prentice||University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA|
|Hillel Schmid||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Kayla Schwoerer||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Micheal L. Shier||University of Toronto, Canada|
|David Suárez||University of Washington, USA|
|Tânia M. Veludo-de-Oliveira||FGV EAESP, Brazil|
|Kareem Willis||Rutgers University, USA|
|Weiai (Wayne) Xu||University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA|
|Angela Bies, 2016 - 2022||University of Maryland, USA|
|Susan Phillips, 2016 - 2022||Carleton University, Canada|
|Chao Guo, 2016 - 2022||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Lucas Meijs, 2011 - 2016||Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Jeffrey Brudney, 2011 - 2016||University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA|
|Femida Handy, 2011 - 2016||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Dwight Burlingame, 2005 - 2010||Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA|
|Wolfgang H. Bielefeld, 2005 - 2010||Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA|
|Steven Rathgeb Smith, 1999-2004||University of Washington, Seattle, USA|
|Carl Milofsky, 1992 - 1998||Bucknell University, USA|
|Jon Van Til, 1979 - 1991||Rutgers University, Camden College, USA|
|David Horton Smith, 1971 - 1977||Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA|
Submitting a Manuscript
Please submit manuscripts to NVSQ at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nvsq.
On the login screen of ScholarOne (formerly 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 NVSQeditors@uncc.edu.
Submissions must be in English. NVSQ will not consider manuscripts that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere. If closely related material has been published elsewhere, this should be discussed in the cover letter describing the unique contribution of the work being submitted.
Call for Papers
Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly is an international, interdisciplinary journal that publishes full-length manuscripts, research notes, and book reviews. All submissions are subject to rigorous, double-anonymous peer review.
All correspondence regarding manuscript submissions should be directed to NVSQeditors@uncc.edu.
Research Articles: Manuscripts should be no more than 10,000 words (including the main text, references, appendices and endnotes). As an international and interdisciplinary journal, we welcome full-length manuscripts from diverse perspectives in the areas of voluntary action, civil society, citizen participation, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations.
Research Notes: Research Notes should be no longer than 5,000 words (including the main text, references, appendices and endnotes). 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 may have a narrower audience, be more limited in its contributions, be more technical, or comment on previous NVSQ articles. Like full-length manuscripts, Research Notes are rigorous and written in a similar style and tone.
Book Reviews: We welcome Book Reviews for recently published books or comparing texts in a given research area on any topic of interest to NVSQ readers. Book reviews may be submitted through the NVSQ submission system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nvsq).
To submit a book for review or for questions about book reviews, please contact Dr. Jennifer Jones, Book Review Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover Page: Include all authors' names, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, discipline, a short (2-3 sentence) biography of each author and a data availability statement NVSQ encourages data transparency and promotes open data where possible. As such, there are several options for the data availability statement:
- The data and codes that produce the findings reported in this article are available at [Insert URL link]
- The data and codes that produce the findings reported in this article will be made publicly available with assistance from the NVSQ Editorial Team upon acceptance
- The data are not publicly available due to ethical, legal, or other concerns
Title Page: Remove ALL identifying information and include the title, an abstract (150 words or less), and 4-5 keywords
Main Document: Remove ALL identifying information and include the main text of article, appendices, endnotes, references, and tables and figures.
- Use 12 point, Times New Roman font for all documents.
- Follow the APA style (most current edition) for formatting, headings, citations, and references.
- Double-space, indent the first line of paragraphs, and left-justify everything (no full justification).
- Any direct quote requires a page reference or a paragraph number if from a website.
- Use endnotes only for substantive comments bearing on content. Do not use footnotes.
- 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.
NVSQ has a data transparency policy for experiments. Authors are asked to provide the data and codes used to produce the reported findings to the editors and reviewers.
Written, signed permission must be obtained for (a) all quotations from copyrighted publications and (b) all tables or figures taken from other sources.
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Code of Ethics
Authors submitting their manuscripts to NVSQ for publication consideration must follow the NVSQ Code of Ethics.