Maine Policy Review seeking submissions for special pandemic in Maine issue
Maine Policy Review (MPR) is planning a special issue that will examine Maine’s experience of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic with an emphasis on information that might prove useful to Maine policymakers.
The scope of potential topics is large and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Economic impacts including effects on particular industries or sectors, demographic groups or regions.
- Educational impacts for K–12 and higher education.
- Sociological impacts.
- Impacts on public health and health care.
- Impacts on infrastructure, supply chain and distribution networks.
- Data challenges faced by researchers and policymakers.
- Issue of equity and inequity in light of the pandemic.
- Historical comparisons to previous public health crises.
- Innovation, resilience and preparedness.
- Interconnectedness of problems.
For this special issue, MPR will consider short pieces of 500–1,000 words describing particular responses or innovations for dealing with the pandemic; medium-length commentaries of 1,000–2,500 words focusing on some aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic with a connection to public policy in Maine or a summary of a recent event or policy process dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic; and full-length research-based articles of 2,500–6,000 words excluding references, endnotes and bios. Full-length submissions should place the history of the topic within a policy framework, provide background and a short literature review, and describe policy implications.
To propose a topic, send a 300-word abstract to the editor at email@example.com by April 30, 2021. Full submissions will be due in June.