The past and present editors-in-chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work & Development discuss the journal in this video.
Published on August 27, 2014
Published on August 26, 2014
Published on August 25, 2014
This special issue of Australian Social Work focuses on the way in which risk regimes are negotiated by mental health professionals, service users, families, carers, and organisations in contemporary democracies.
Deadline for Submissions: January 31 2015
Call for Papers: Environmental Justice, Green Social Work or Eco Justice: Preparing for Social Work’s Growing Involvement
Published on August 22, 2014
- environmental justice and the professional mission;
- environmental issues in distinct international regions and the implications to social work education and the profession;
- critiques of current curriculum models used to prepare students for this global issue;
- conceptual papers synthesizing or advancing the theoretical foundation of green social work for social work practice, or efforts to educate and/or mobilize students or constitutions to address environmental issues.
Deadline: January 2015
Special Issue: ICPD Both Before and Beyond 2014: The Challenges of Population and Development in the Twenty-First Century
Published on August 20, 2014
This special issue of Global Public Health brings together articles by individuals working at the interface of research and advocacy, including many people who were active participants in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (IPCD), both in the preparation for it as well as the realisation of the conference, and who have continued to play significant roles as critical analysts and actors in the post-ICPD period. Our contributors also include a number of researchers and advocates who have become important actors in the field as it has developed more recently, and whose work highlights the continued development and vitality of this evolving field of research and action. In bringing together these articles, the journal aims to provide a space in academic and scholarly publication for developing thoughtful critiques and articulating new visions for global policy-making and commitments on sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Published on August 18, 2014
Published on August 15, 2014
Published on August 14, 2014
Did you happen to attend the National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference in July in New York City? Access a new collection of articles related to the conference theme: 21st Century Forensic Practice-Moving beyond Cultural Competence . You’ll find FREE ACCESS articles from the official publication of the NOFSW, Journal of Forensic Social Work – along with FREE ACCESS content from related Routledge Journals. For more on the National Organization of Forensic Social Work – go to www.nofsw.org.
Published on August 13, 2014
The editors of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work are seeking manuscripts for a Special Issue on Aging Military Veterans. Those aged 65 and older comprise an estimated 43% of the 21.8 million living veterans in the United States. The aim of the special issue is to highlight the role of social workers — clinicians, program administrators, and educators — and social work research in the care of aging military veterans and their families.
Deadline August 31, 2014.
Published on August 12, 2014
Call for Papers – Moving Beyond the Great Recession: Innovative Programmatic and Policy Responses to Poverty
Published on August 11, 2014
Journal of Community Practice is seeking scholarly papers focused on innovative programmatic and policy responses aimed at reducing poverty locally, nationally, and globally. The Editors are particularly interested in papers that focus on the implications of the Great Recession on practice, policy and research on poverty. As an interdisciplinary journal grounded in social work, JCP encourages papers that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and community-based scholarship.
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Free Access: Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Responses from Social Work and Social Development
Published on August 8, 2014
Read articles on the sub-themes of
- Addressing health inequalities and disadvantage for individuals and communities
- Creating sustainable and safe physical environments
- Educating for change, human rights, and equality
- Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services
- Fostering social and economic initiatives that promote security and protection
- Strengthening the social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, families and communities – promoting resilience, empowerment, safety and respect
Editor Interview: Suzy Braye Discusses European Journal of Social Work and Her Tips for Getting Published.
Published on August 7, 2014
The European Journal of Social Work takes a broad and inclusive view of social work, reflecting the wide range of social professions that practise across Europe and beyond. We respect and celebrate the practice, policy and research traditions within different national and regional contexts, while seeking always to publish research of the highest quality that broadens the boundaries of knowledge and understanding. We are interested in comparative research, and also in research which, while conducted in one country, addresses topics of common concern for readers elsewhere. You will publish with us if you want your research to reach and be cited by a wide international audience; through our pages you will contribute to international debate about the interface between ideas, theoretical perspectives, policy and practice.
What do you think have been the key developments in social work over recent years and how do you think social work will continue to change in future?
There have been moves to build a firm research base for social work, to develop its standing as a discipline as well as a profession. This has meant investing in the quality of social work research, and the development of methodologies that make it distinctive. We have seen changes in the relationship between social work and the nation states in which it is practiced, driven by political ideologies as much as by evidence about what makes for effective policy and practice. The spread of austerity measures across Europe places social work at the forefront of the fight against injustice and human suffering. The challenge for social work in the future is to reclaim its distinctive voice in the political environments within which it moves, to articulate the strength of its commitment to core values, and to demonstrate the impact of its work on individual, family and community wellbeing.
What advice would you give to authors who want to submit an article to your journal?
Have a clear aim for your paper, and an interesting story to tell. Ground your argument in strong evidence, whether theoretical or empirical, and always add originality and value to what is already known about your topic. Read our guidelines for authors, which include the criteria against which your paper will be peer reviewed, and look regularly at the journal itself, so that you become familiar with the kind of articles that are successful. If you’re not sure whether we’re the journal for your paper, contact the editor for advice, sending an abstract to show what your paper is about. We look forward to hearing from you.
Published on August 7, 2014
From Routledge Social Work Journals – Access this collection of articles from our portfolio of social work journals on “Mindfulness in Social Work.” These articles explore the nature of mindfulness as a personal and/or spiritual practice and its relevance to the social work field. Mindfulness is examined in relation to social work education, stages of professional practice, teaching, and research. FREE ACCESS now through to August 31, 2014.
Published on August 5, 2014
This Behavioral Medicine special issue will examine the influence of context and contextual factors on human behavior with a particular focus on the role that settings and environments may play in shaping health, health risk behaviors, and health disparities.
Initial Deadline: August 15