Tu Mau- extended date for submissions

A notice further to the prior call for articles for Tu Mau.  We have added ‘Pacific responses to COVID-19’ as an area we would be interested to receive article submissions on.  The COVID-19 health crisis, along with natural disasters and environmental crisis, effects sectors of society disproportionately.  Pacific-Indigenous approaches, strengths and resilience have also come to the fore, particularly in the diaspora. Articles highlighting the connection between environmental vulnerability, health, the social determinants of health, and the Pacific response to COVID-19 are an important contribution to Tu Mau and are welcomed.

“We are seeking articles for our next issue of Tu Mau.  Meaning ‘stand strong’ (Tokelauan) Tu Mau is published as a special issue of the ANZASW journal and is focused on Pacific social work.   In 2014, Lena Dominelli reasoned that environmental crisis has an impact on already existing inequality and traditional cultural mores and therefore social work has a role to play in seeking environmental justice.  Pacific nations have been identified as particularly vulnerable in the current environmental crisis.  This raises the question ‘What is the role of Pacific social work in the world’s changing environmental context?’ In an attempt to address this question, the next Tu Mau issue aims to present diverse theoretical, practice and research contributions related to social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice.   Contributions related to the following areas are of interest:

  • Local, regional and global Pacific social work responses to sustainability and justice
  • Interface of Pacific-indigenous concepts and ecological, environmental or green social work
  • Pacific social work innovation in environmental sustainability and justice
  • How Pacific social work is positioned, or could be positioned, to address social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice
  • Challenges facing Pacific social work in sustainability and justice
  • The mobilisation of Pacific social work, including Pacific activism.
  • Pacific social work and environmental migration
  • Pacific social work interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainability and justice
  • Indigenous and trans indigenous responses to sustainability and justice
  • Pedagogical approaches in social work education to address Pacific social, economic and environmental sustainability and justice.
  • Pacific responses to COVID-19


Submissions will be considered in three formats: full articles of 7000 words, research briefs, 3000 words, and shorter viewpoints or practice reflections of 2000 words.

Full articles and research reports will be anonymously reviewed by two readers from a panel of reviewers.  Shorter pieces will be reviewed by an editor and one reviewer.  Reviewers are asked to offer constructive feedback to authors.


Important dates:

Please submit by July 31  2020.  Please prepare your article following the abstract, style and referencing guidelines which can be found on the website.  Follow the steps to register and submit on line.