Calls for Papers

Special Issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development - Social Inclusion: The Asian Experience

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Health and social care services in Asia and Oceania are often characterized by a lack of adequate resources and an adherence to medical models. Social exclusion and discrimination are widespread. This special issue intends to bring readers to some of the latest reports on social inclusion research in Asia and Oceania and to investigate the nature of social inclusion in this context. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice

Deadline: September 30, 2014

This special issue of Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice will address teaching approaches and methods addressing the knowledge, values, ethical issues and skills needed to do various kinds of qualitative research and practice.  Approaches to joining qualitative research courses or modules with content on epistemologies, values, technologies and other forms of research and inquiry are also encouraged.  The perspectives of both teachers and learners are sought. Papers on technological innovation in teaching qualitative research are very welcome.  The guest editor is James Drisko, Smith College School for Social Work. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of the Journal of Social Work Education -  

University-Child Welfare Agency Partnerships: Innovative Strategies to Advance Child Welfare Competency and Positive Workforce Outcomes

Deadline: August 15, 2014

This special issue of the Journal of Social Work Education will provide a forum for a strategic advancement of the education and training of social work students for practice in the rapidly evolving field of child welfare. With growing attention to evidence-based practices, the effects of trauma, an emphasis on leadership at multiple levels, and a federal commitment to child well-being, there are multiple opportunities to strengthen child welfare competencies through innovative teaching, training, and partnerships in social work education. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Evaluation Review - Systematic Reviews and Public Policy

Deadline: July 15, 2014

There has been increasing political and fiscal investment by the federal government in evidence-based policy. To support this work there has been a dramatic increase in the number of federal and non-federal systematic reviews of evidence. The overarching goal of many of these reviews is to provide transparent, systematic assessments of the quality of the available evidence of effectiveness of various social, behavioral and medical interventions. These reviews vary in their goals, purpose, procedures, and information included. For this special issue of Evaluation Review, we are seeking papers that focus on systematic reviews in social policy. Click here for more information.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of World Poverty, 2nd Edition

Deadline: July 21, 2014

This completely updated five-volume reference will provide extensive and current information on the changing world of poverty, as well as insight into the contemporary debates. Over 850 signed articles will explore poverty in various regions of the world, and examine the difficulties associated with the definition and measurement of poverty, along with its causes and effects. This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference in 2015 and will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. Click here for more information.

George Warren Brown Center for Social Development -  

A Convening on Financial Capability and Asset Building: Advancing Education, Research and Practice in Social Work

Deadline: July 31, 2014

The convening will bring together scholars and educators to examine research and education, and develop the social work agenda in financial capability and asset building (FCAB). Scholarly papers are invited that assess practice and policy roles of social workers in FCAB, examine approaches to teaching FCAB in social work, and inform understanding of reaching vulnerable populations with FCAB policies and programs. Papers should discuss theoretical and practical implications for social work education, practice, and research related to FCAB in financially vulnerable households and communities. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Advances in Social Work - Technology, the Internet & Social Work Practice

Deadline: September 30, 2014

This special issue of Advances in Social Work will explore the themes of changing technology and media and their impact on social work practice. Taking a broad stance on defining practice, articles may focus on any element of the practice landscape including: clinical work, social work administration, policy advocacy, community organizing, and others. Both in the practice and policy arenas technological innovation is changing the way that social workers do business. Click here for more information.

Learning about Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works and Advancing Model Development

Deadline: July 11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks information on models of infant/toddler early care and education (ECE) services that are compelling to the field, but currently lack research examining impacts on children’s outcomes. Eligible models will be profiled as part of the HHS-funded project, Learning about Infant and Toddler Early Education Services (LITES): Identifying What Works and Advancing Model Development. A separate systematic review is being conducted by LITES to identify models with rigorous research and evidence of effectiveness on children’s outcomes. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Traumatology: An International Journal -  Trauma, Aging, and Well-Being: Invoking Human Rights, Intergenerational Family Justice, Peace, and Freedom

Deadline: August 31, 2014

In response to a large gap in the literature, Traumatology is pleased to announce a call for papers with a forensic and interdisciplinary focus, on the topics of trauma, aging, and well being, particularly life course and cumulative trauma among older persons from diverse backgrounds and locations. We are seeking manuscripts that demonstrate courageous scholarship that examine trauma, aging, coping resilience, and well-being from a human rights and social justice perspective. These contributions should target innovation and new  possibilities for theory, research, practice, program evaluation, policy, and advocacy in one of the following key areas: Causes, Correlates, and Consequences; Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms; Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention; or Human Rights, Policy, and Advocacy. Click here for more information.

DOCTORAL STUDENT OPPORTUNITY

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago Mentoring Workshop for Recent Ph.Ds. and Ph.D. Students in Child Well-being

Deadline: June 15, 2014

This Ph.D. workshop offers the opportunity for doctoral students to discuss their Ph.D. projects with international experts in the fields of qualitative and quantitative research about children’s well-being. Child well-being is broadly defined. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, racial and ethnic disparities, child poverty, subjective well-being, immigrant families, and family violence. Presentations that include innovative research methods, theoretical debates, and how research can inform policy and practice are also encouraged. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of the Journal of the Society for Social Work Research: Social work Intervention Research

Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) announces a special issue dedicated to studies of social work interventions. This issue will broadly define social work interventions to include intentional action strategies designed to promote positive outcomes (or prevent adverse outcomes) among individuals, groups, organizations or communities served by the social work profession. Click here for more information.

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Deadline: July 1, 2014

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below. Click here for more information.

Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Deadline: March 28, 2014

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical(research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method. Click here for more information.

26th National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work
Deadline: April 30, 2014

The Ohio State University College of Social Work announces the Call for Papers for the 26th National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work to be held September 19, 2014, on the campus of the Ohio State University. The symposium showcases dissertation research of recent Ph.D. and D.S.W. recipients. Dissertations completed between January 2013 and May 2014 are eligible for consideration; selected presenters will receive a $250 honorarium. Click here for more information and submission guidelines.

Special Issue of Clinical Social Work Journal (CSWJ) - Mental Health and Social Work Services in the Aftermath of Disasters

Deadline: April 15, 2014

The Special Issue of Clinical Social Work Journal (CSWJ) will explore the topic of disaster behavioral health and traumatic stress response work. This is a timely issue given the increase in weather related disasters, the record number of school shootings in the U.S., and the increase of terrorist attacks and armed conflict worldwide. This issue will present the available research on both current concepts and trends in the disaster literature, the immediate, short-and long-term sequelae, and treatment and screening options for each respective disaster phase. This issue will also cover resilience building, addressing the needs of disaster-affected children, secondary traumatic stress, and other issues related to disaster responders and humanitarian workers. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and and Public Health - Eliminating Health Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

Deadline: July 31, 2014

The purpose of this special issue is to highlight the latest interdisciplinary and innovative research, tools, methods and approaches to assess, reduce and prevent environmentally driven social, racial and ethnic health disparities. We welcome manuscripts that link environmental, health and these factors including, but not limited to, spatial dimensions of health disparities, community capacity building for environmental justice and community based participatory research. Additionally, .we also encourage submissions on policy analysis/policy decision making that address social determinants of environmental health, and on analytical approaches that inform decision making for policy and program development/implementation to reduce/prevent environmental health disparities. Our aim is to advance health disparity research into the arena of environmental health and help accelerate efforts designed to improve access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations. Click here for more information.

St. Edward’s University Policy Conference 2.0

Deadline: February 1, 2014

Policy Conference 2.0 will bring together social work educators, students, and practitioners from across the country to share their work in policy and policy practice, and to develop strategies for maximizing social work’s involvement in social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Presentations may focus on the current state of policy practice, polices important to social work and its clients, innovative teaching methods, strategies for assessing policy competencies and practice behaviors, specific advocacy efforts, or new directions in policy research. All presentations will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of The Journal of Policy Practice. Click here for more information.

2014 JAMA Theme Issue - HIV/AIDS: Building on Progress, Acquiring New Knowledge

Deadline: February 14, 2014

As in previous years, in July 2014 JAMA will publish a theme issue dedicated to HIV/AIDS research, which will coincide with the 20th International AIDS Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia.6 Authors are invited to submit evidence-based manuscripts on topics of HIV-related prevention and treatment for consideration for publication in this issue. Original research, especially randomized clinical trials of HIV treatment, will receive the highest priority for publication. Click here for more information.

Nordic Social Work Research Special Issue – Social Work and Sociology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Deadline: April 10, 2014

This special issue will explore the relationships between social work and sociology from historical and contemporary perspectives. Whereas social workers and sociologists have long worked together to educate future social workers, sociology often is perceived as a theoretical discipline distanced from the everyday problems of social workers and of little relevance with respect for action. Social work, on the other hand, is often viewed as a practice-oriented profession having fewer theoretical concerns. Given these kinds of stereotyped understandings, how is it possible to avoid producing dichotomized views of theory and practice? Click here for more information.

The Network for Social Work Management 25th Annual Conference - Social Work Management in the Age of Innovation

Deadline: March 1, 2014

The Network is dedicated to enhancing the leadership of human service organizations.  The conference will bring together prominent managers and leaders, researchers, professors, practitioners, and emerging leaders to share ideas, reflect on research, discuss challenges and enhance skills that strengthen social sector management.  The conference will disseminate emerging practices, explore the latest research, strengthen collaborations, and support aspiring leaders. Click here for more information. 

Special Issue of Traumatology - Trauma Aging and Well-Being: Invoking Human Rights, Intergenerational Family Justice, Peace, and Freedom

Deadline: August 31, 2014

In response to a large gap in the literature, Traumatology is pleased to announce a call for papers with a forensic and interdisciplinary focus, on the topics of trauma, aging, and well-being, particularly life course and cumulative trauma among older persons from diverse backgrounds and locations. Click here for more information.

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The 2014 annual meeting theme is: Fifty Years Later: From a War on Poverty to a War on the Poor. As we convene our 2014 meetings in San Francisco, we invite scholar-activists and practitioners to once again look critically at the issue of poverty in America and beyond, examining the successes, failures and limitations associated with 50 years of anti-poverty strategies with fresh eyes. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Clinical Social Work Journal (CSWJ): Has the Train Left the Station? Cyber Technology in Social Work Practice and Education

Deadline: January 15, 2014

This issue will explore the increasing use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in social work practice and education. The digital age has revolutionized how individuals of all ages interact. It is essential for social work practitioners and educators to understand the benefits and risks and learn how to adapt to this change, as ICT is increasingly becoming an inevitable component of social work practice and education. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Journal of Family Strengths: Family Engagement, Support, and Capacity Building for the 21st Century

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Families do 90% of all counseling, education, caregiving, health care and norm enforcement for their members. While a vital backbone for services provided to their members across the lifespan, families often lack requisite skills, resources and supports. When challenged or overwhelmed, they may be blamed for poor outcomes. The Children’s Bureau in its centennial year was heralded for its attention to families and for leading the nation in promoting more family supportive practices and policies. Building on this theme of more 21st century family-centered capacity building, there is a need to generate more evidence-based policy and practice knowledge. This special issue builds on such family strengthening agendas by seeking manuscripts which offer an array of contributions to advance an evidence base for practice and policy. To that end, we seek manuscripts which address prevention and early intervention with diverse families in diverse communities. Click here for more information.

National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program Student Research Paper Competition

Deadline: January 31, 2014

The National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is expanding its Research Paper Competition to allow submissions from PhD students. Eligibility criteria now includes: current PhD students or recent graduates who graduated on or after April 1, 2013. The paper must be on the topic of drug addiction or HIV, and students are encouraged to use data released by the National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program. The purpose of the competition is to highlight exemplary research papers on topics related to addiction and HIV that are based on quantitative analysis. Click here for more information.

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research 2014

Deadline: January 20, 2014

The 2014 volume of CPFR will focus on the theme of “Family and Health: Evolving Needs, Responsibilities, and Experiences.” Around the globe, families are often faced with a variety of health issues, often as a result of social, political, religious, and economic forces. Health issues affect not only individual family members, but also impact family relationships and structures. This multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address topics such as: caring for aging parents, illness in adults and children, addiction, obesity, wellness and nutrition, pregnancy and childbirth, healthcare reform, access to healthcare, advances in medical research, mental health, environmental health, the demographics of health, and the role of healthcare professionals from varying global perspectives. Click here for more information.

Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (JBHS&R) Special Issue: ”Empirically-based Interventions for Emerging Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions”

Deadline: February 15, 2014

With growing awareness of the poor outcomes for older adolescents and young adults who experience serious mental health conditions, researchers and service providers are working to develop and test interventions designed to be engaging and effective. This Special Issue will highlight studies that offer evidence about what works, with particular attention to interventions or approaches informed by theories of positive development and designed specifically for young people (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. Click here for more information.

Special Edition of Social Work and Christianity: Trauma, Impact and Responses

Deadline: March 1, 2014

This special issue of Social Work and Christianity will contribute to the understanding of trauma, the impact of various types of trauma on the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and responses that can promote healing from trauma. Traumatic life events can take many forms, including physical violence and abuse, natural disasters, terrorists acts and war. Social workers in many settings are especially likely to encounter people and communities who are experiencing the impact of trauma. As a result, understanding the nature of trauma and ways to promote healing are essential tools for social work practice. Given the focus of Christianity and Social Work, manuscripts that address linkages between trauma and religion and spirituality are especially welcome. Click here for more information.

Journal of Social Service Research Special Issue on Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health

Deadline: September 1, 2014

The Journal of Social Service Research seeks multidisciplinary research-related manuscripts for a special issue on research that examines primary and behavioral health care (PBHC) integration as a means for delivering quality care and improving overall health outcomes among vulnerable populations, with emphasis on persons with mental disorders, substance use disorders and co- occurring mental and substance use disorders. A considerable amount of evidence shows that higher levels of PBHC collaboration and integration are associated with more positive health outcomes; yet the knowledge base in social work lags far behind that of other disciplines, such as medicine, nursing, and public health. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of The United States Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Journal: Military Behavioral Health

This special edition of the AMEDD Journal will feature original research, theoretical articles, and substantive reviews of behavioral health services provided to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families across a broad spectrum. Click here for more information.

National Organization of Forensic Social Work Conference – 21st Century Forensic Practice: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence

Deadline: December 15, 2013

The conference planning committee invites presentations, workshops, symposia, posters, and advanced or innovative research and practice solutions that address the psychosocial determinants of health, well-being, and legal/justice involvement for individuals, families, and communities. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Sexuality and Disability

The Intersection of Sexuality and Disability: Implications for the Social Work Profession

Deadline: January 1, 2014

From the inception of the social work profession until present, social workers have engaged with clients with disabilities in practice settings and have ensured to deliver services that promote social justice, equality, inclusion, and diversity.  However, an examination of the social work curriculum demonstrates that the topics of disability and sexuality are often ignored, which is antithetical to the profession’s goals, values, and core competencies.  This special theme issue will explore the importance of teaching social workers about the history, theories, policies, and practices of sexuality and disability. Click here for more information.

Special Issue of Voluntas

Civil Society and Third Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Deadline: April 1, 2014

ISTR has held 9 Regional Conferences in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Every two years committed civil society organizations and academic institutions have hosted a growing community of researchers from the area as well as international colleagues interested in studying the region.  Themes featured include: diverse ways of administration and governance within organizations, human resources, fundraising, training and capacity building, several aspects of citizen participation including volunteer efforts, human rights efforts, impact studies, communication, etc. This edition of Voluntas in its Latin American focuses on these themes as well as others such as poverty alleviation in its many manifestations,  inequality, violence, corruption, human rights social movements and the creation of  public policies,  among others. Click here for more information.

2014 Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting: The Evolving and Everlasting Social Sciences

Deadline: November 15, 2013

Click here for more information.

Georgetown Public Policy Review

Deadline: December 9, 2013

The Georgetown Public Policy Review is the student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Each issue explores various themes in public policy through well-researched articles, interviews, book reviews, and essays. The Review is currently seeking submissions for the Spring 2014 edition. Click here for more information.

National Organization of Forensic Social Work Annual Conference

Deadline: December 15, 2013

This year’s NOFSW conference will feature inter-professional learning opportunities on how to integrate cultural competence with justice in clinical, organizational, community, and policy practice. The conference planning committee invites presentations, workshops, symposia, posters, and advanced or innovative research and practice solutions that address the psychosocial determinants of health, well-being, and legal/justice involvement for individuals, families, and communities. Click here for more information.

Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences

Deadline: January 24, 2013

The Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences encourages submissions of research papers, abstracts, student papers, and case studies from all areas of social science. Click here for more information.

9th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
June 11-13, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada
Deadline: October 8, 2013

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences. The focus of papers ranges from the finely grained and empirical(research practices and results exemplifying one or more disciplines), to wide-ranging multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, to perspectives on knowledge and method. Click here for more information.

Work and Family Researchers Network 2014 Conference: Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy

June 19-21, 2014 - New York, NY

Deadline: October 18, 2013

We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. The voices of all stakeholders are needed to understand and address work and family issues to advance knowledge and practice. We also encourage policy advocates, policy makers, and work-life practitioners to submit evidence-based contributions. Click here for more information.

National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work
September 19, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio
Deadline: Spring 2014

The College of Social Work and the Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) at The Ohio State University invites recent Ph.D. and D.S.W. recipients in social work to submit abstracts describing their dissertation research. Click here for more information.

Work and Family Researcher’s Network Conference: Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy

Deadline: October 18, 2013

The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2014 Conference, Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, to be held June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. Click here for more information.

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 2014 Annual Meeting

Deadline: November 1, 2013

This call invites individuals from all disciplines and professions interested in advancing understanding of practical and professional ethics. Submissions are invited on ethical issues in all fields, including: Business, Engineering, Government, Journalism and Media, Law, Medicine, Social Work as well as interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary topics that cut across professions such as Action Research, Biomedical, Education Environmental, Public Health, and Research Ethics. Click here for more information.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference 2014

Deadline: December 4, 2013

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) leads the way in bringing together a multidisciplinary community of basic and clinical researchers and clinicians with diverse backgrounds. Submissions are welcome on a broad range of research and practice topics relating to these disorders. The conference creates an essential bridge between clinicians and researchers. The overall goal is to improve patient outcomes by advancing dissemination and implementation of research and providing experiential learning about evidence-based treatments and best practices in real-world settings.
The theme focuses on personalized treatments for anxiety and mood disorders in children and adults. Click here for more information.

4th International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges

Deadline: September 30, 2013

The Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health Challenges (Fri April 25th – Sun April, 27th) is calling for papers. The conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience. The primary aim is to advance the rights and highlight the needs of families striving to live well with parental mental health challenges. Click here for more information.

Journal of Public Child Welfare: Building, Implementing, & Sustaining Effective Child Welfare Practice

Deadline: December 1, 2013

This Journal of Public Child Welfare Special Issue invites articles that address Building, Implementing, & Sustaining Effective Child Welfare Practice.This call for papers recruits manuscripts reporting on original studies that illustrate at least one phase of the framework to design, test, spread, and sustain effective child welfare practice: (1) develop and test interventions that target specific child welfare populations resulting in a stable, replicable intervention that shows promise for more rigorous testing, (2) implement rigorous evaluation designs that arrive at conclusions about whether a specific, stable intervention is more likely to improve outcomes than one or more alternatives, (3) test strategies for adapting and implementing efficacious interventions in a different context, to different groups, in different locations, and/or under different circumstances, (4) evaluate efforts to spread and sustain promising interventions in the real world of child welfare with a goal of improving agency decision-making, performance, and child and family outcomes. Click here for more information.