Social Work & Social Sciences Review

Social Work and Social Sciences Review sets out to reinforce and expand the links between international social work practice and the various social science disciplines which inform it. The Editors welcome articles and proposals from any area in the social sciences,particularly with relevance to the development of social work knowledge. For example, social policy and its relationship with, and impact upon, social work has never been more important. In many countries, particularly in the Western world, recent years have seen a plethora of social policy initiatives introduced, each designed to improve the lives of social work service users at different stages in the life course. In the UK for instance, policy areas include: The New Social Justice Strategy, for example, Troubled Families, Valuing People and Youth Transitions. However the impact of welfare reform, the austerity crisis and the current disassembling of the welfare state have, many critics claim, sharpened social inequalities and reduced social mobility.

The Review welcomes in particular articles which draw upon an interdisciplinary field which includes other cognate disciplines; and where there is overlap in explaining social problems, in terms of both empirical foci and methods of analysis. The boundaries between social work and other social science disciplines – for example, health studies, sociology,psychology, economics and public sector management – are porous and shifting;and there are clear historical links between social policy and social work. The bureaucratisation of social work and health care, coupled with extensive partnership arrangements with the private, voluntary and 3rd sectors, has characterised a recent transformation of organisational culture and introduced a range of different professionals and others involved in the delivery of care to any one individual or family. The consequences of recent social policy developments, in particular the cuts in welfare spending, will impact upon the economic and social well-being of vulnerable people, while at the same time constraining the options and resources available to social workers.'

Information for authors
Information about how to submit to the Journal is available for download below. Authors should submit papers here

Ethics statement and reviewing policy
The Review's Ethics Statement and Reviewing Policy can be found below.

Social Work & Social Sciences Review 25(1): Festschrift for Peter Huxley
Peter Huxley was the Founding Editor of Social Work & Social Sciences Review, and, without exaggeration, the world’s most eminent social work researcher in the field of mental health. The range of his impact and influence is reflected in the varied papers presented in his honour: some empirical, some historical and some theoretical, addressing a range of topics from mental health policy to the measurement of social need to the evaluation of interventions. The issue is guest edited by Professor Rob Poole and Professor Catherine Robinson.

Child Welfare in Africa: Part 1
This issue offers an African perspective on child welfare issues in the continent. It is edited by Dr Prince Agwu, Dr Ebenezer Cudjoe and Professor Marcus Yu Lung Chiu. You'll find it here

Professor Jerome Carson Professor of Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Professor Marcus Chiu Visiting Professor, School of Health & Wellbeing, University of Bolton, United Kingdom

Dr Prince Agwu Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria (Africa)
Dr Venera Bekteshi Associate Professor Department of Social and Policy Sciences University of Bath, United Kingdom (North America)
Dr Alice Home Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work / École de Service Social, University of Ottawa, Canada (Francophone regions)
Dr Nigel Malin Professor Emeritus in Social Policy, United Kingdom (Social Policy)

Dr Nilufar Ahmed Lecturer in Social Sciences, Bristol University Dental School, United Kingdom
Professor Kai Cao School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, China
Dr Ching-Wen Chang Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Social Work, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Dr Ebenezer Cudjoe, Lecturer in Childhood Studies, Dept of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, UK
Professor Bob Gates Professor of Learning Disabilities, University of West London, and Visiting Professor of Learning Disabilities, Institute of Education, University of Derby, United Kingdom, Emeritus Professor at the university of Hertfordshire
Professor Peter Huxley Professor of Mental Health Research, Centre for Mental Health and Society, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bangor University, United Kingdom (Founding Editor)
Professor Teppo Kröger, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Professor Edgar Marthinsen Professor of Social Work and Assistant Director, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim, Norway
Dr Jim Rogers. School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Dr Tina G. Patel Senior Lecturer in Criminology University of Salford, United Kingdom
Dr Jo Warner School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Dr Chris Yuill, Senior Lecturer, School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Professor Hui-Ping Zhang Professor & Head of Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Renmin University of China, China

Articles should be submitted using our online submission system, PKP.

Click on this link to start the submission process. Look for the author button on the right hand side of the page. You will have to register as a PKP user before making your submission.

To discuss any content issues before submitting a paper, please contact either Co-Editor: Professor Jerome Carson or Professor Marcus Chiu

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