About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Narrative and Conflict  seeks to publish work from practioner perspectives, as well as academics or researchers. We invite the submission of articles that focus on the following topics:

  • Practices of narrative conflict resolution of all kinds, including, mediation, facilitation, public deliberation, negotiation, problem-solving workshops, conflict coaching, conferencing, etc.
  • The narrative analysis of conflict that has the potential to lead to shifts in relations.
  • Work based on the narrative within and between kinship networks, groups, organizations, communities, nations, and aimed at conflict or violence prevention, intervention, transformation, peace-building and reconciliation.
  • Narrative restorative practices, in youth and adult contexts and in schools, aimed at addressing the harm done by conflict or violence.
  • The construction of peace-building narratives within and between communities or nations.
  • Fostering or articulating narrative responses to interpersonal, community, organizational, or international conflict.
  • Efforts to bring forward generative, resilient and hopeful responses to violence or conflict, drawing on a narrative lens.
  • Analysis of the politics of narrative processes in conflicts, including master and counter-narratives.
  • Description of narrative interventions or processes that reduce and redress narrative marginalization and destabilize dominant narratives.
  • Deconstruction of dominant and powerful narratives or discourses that produce conflict or violence or that restrain peaceful or respectful relations between people.
  • Intentional design of narratives of inclusion in contexts where difference threatens to undermine relations between people.
  • Reviews of significant books, films, etc, on themes related to narrative practice in conflict resolution.
  • Interviews with significant contributors to the field of narrative conflict resolution.

Peer Review Process

All articles in this journal including reviews and interviews have been blind peer reviewed by at least two reviewers prior to publication.

Publication Frequency

This journal will be published in discrete volumes twice per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Narrative and Conflict does not assess article processing charges, submissions fees, or any other costs to submit articles to this journal.



The Center for Narrative and Conflict, George Mason University
School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University

Sources of Support

  • Sekneh Beckett, Macquaire University and Dulwhich Centre, Australia
  • Walter Bera, Kenwood Therapy Center, United States
  • Tina Besley, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Susanna Chamberlain, Griffith University, Australia
  • Tim Clarke, Out of Court barrister and mediator, New Zealand
  • Richard Cohen, independent collaborative law and mediation practitioner, United States
  • Alison Cotter, employment mediator, New Zealand
  • Wendy Drewery, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Paul Duignan, Parker Duignan Consulting, New Zealand
  • David Epston, co-director of Family Therapy Centre, New Zealand
  • Howard Gadlin, Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution, United States
  • Phil Hammack, University of California - Santa Cruz, United States
  • Samantha Hardy, James Cook University, Australia
  • Rom Harre, Oxford and Georgetown Universities, United Kingdom
  • Allan Holmgren, Dispuk, Denmark
  • Shirley Hung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Ajit Maan, independent scholar, United States
  • Shelia McNamee, University of New Hampshire, United States
  • Sallyann Roth, practitioner and member of Public Conversations Project, United States
  • Shona Russell, Narrative Practices Adelaide, Australia
  • Yvonne Sliep, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Carlos Sluzki, George Mason University, United States
  • Tom Strong, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Angela Tsun On-Kee, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Leslie Dwyer, George Mason University, United States
  • Julio Aranovich, Narrative Transformation, Argentina
  • Maria Kecskemeti, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Michael Bamberg, Clark University, United States