Call for papers: Global issues – new horizons

A growing body of published work explores global and international dimensions of social work and social work practice. In this special issue the ANZASW editorial collective seek theoretical or empirical articles that focus on global social work including, but not limited to: social work and globalisation; social work with migrants and refugees; social work and social care workforce mobility; international human rights and social justice issues; international social work education and exchange; social work practice in non-Western settings; and social work in the context of disasters and conflict zones. 

Reviews of literature, and/or policy are also welcome, but these must be focused on global and international social work and social work practice.

This special issue will be guest edited by Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis (University of Essex) along with two members of the ANZSW Editorial Collective: Neil Ballantyne (Open Polytechnic of New Zealand) and Simon Lowe (University of Waikato).

Full articles should be no longer than 7000 words including references and material in tables.  We will also accept shorter research reports of 3000 words including references.  Viewpoints of 2000 words which focus on recent events or current topics of relevance to the theme are welcome from practitioners, students and educators. Please read the author guidelines to be sure you format your article correctly.


Submissions of full articles will be blind peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.

The deadline for submission of full papers for this themed issue is 15 July 2018.  

If you would like to discuss a possible article please send a draft  abstract to neil.ballantyne@openpolytechnic.ac.nz