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Call for papers

We are seeking submissions for two special issues of European Social Work Research (ESWR): 

Challenges and Opportunities for European Social Work Research

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 April 2022

The inaugural issue focuses on ‘Challenges and Opportunities for European Social Work Research. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the first research published in a brand new journal. Articles are invited which offer one or more of the following:

  • provide valuable perspectives on aspects of European social work research;
  • promote understanding and critical discussion of social work research across Europe;
  • address and explore social work research challenges such as collaboration across cultures and jurisdictions;
  • address and explore social work research opportunities such as diversity of knowledge and skills;
  • explore the role of social work research in addressing contemporary social issues;
  • analyse political, legal and cultural influences on social work research;
  • illustrate innovation, breadth, depth and richness of social work research in Europe.

Read the full call for papers for submission instructions. 

Enhancing and sustaining social inclusion through social work research

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 23 May 2022

This special issue will showcase stimulating, quality papers from the European Conference on Social Work Research, April 2022 at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Manuscripts are invited from all who presented at the conference.

This special issue will focus on the main 2022 conference theme, ‘Enhancing and Sustaining Social Inclusion through Social Work Research,’ including the seven conference series themes (see the conference website: www.ecswr2022.org) and the interests of the ESWRA Special Interest Groups. For this special issue we welcome in particular innovative social work research, including innovative methods and applications of theory. 

Read the full call for papers for submission instuctions. 

About ESWR

ESWR is the new journal of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA) which is dedicated to the development, practice and utilization of social work research. ESWR will provide a forum for the publication of high-quality contributions relating to all aspects of social work research. It will be read by scholars, students, practitioners, policymakers and other researchers who have an interest in social problems, social work and the contribution that social work makes to just and equitable societies. The journal is published online and in print, through a partnership between the European Social Work Research Association and Policy Press, an imprint of Bristol University Press.

ESWR welcomes original scholarly contributions that may be theoretical or literature based, or grounded in empirical research, and that focus on any topic of contemporary relevance to social work policy, practice, research, education, and to the communities that social work serves. The journal values innovation and diversity, and so embraces research that uses a wide range of methodological approaches and is informed by a wide range of theoretical and conceptual frameworks. The Journal will primarily include original scholarly articles, alongside book reviews and shorter discussion pieces to stimulate debate.

For further details about the journal, guidance for authors and any other queries please contact: eswr-journal@bristol.ac.uk  

Further information about the journal's aims and scope and editorial board is available.