European Social Work Research call for papers: Issue 2

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.

European Social Work Research (ESWR) provides an international forum for the publication of high quality contributions relating to all aspects of social work research and drawing on diverse research methods, ideas and knowledge. This peer-reviewed journal is published through a partnership between the European Social Work Research Association and Policy Press.

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: 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. Prospective authors may contact the special issue editors for advice. The journal also includes a ‘Research, Policy and Practice Exchange’ section for topical, shorter items relating to social work research. If you are interested in contributing to this section, please see details on the journal website.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to no later than 23 May 2022. Please note that papers must not be submitted to, or under consideration with, another journal. All research articles will undergo the journal’s standard double-anonymous peer review process, and accepted papers will be published in the journal, either in the special issue or in subsequent issues. Authors will be notified of acceptance of their abstract and invited to submit a full paper by 20 June 2022, and the deadline for submission of the full paper online via Editorial Manager is 26 August 2022.

For further information please contact one of the Special Issue Editors:

Brian Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Social Work, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

Veldboer, Professor of Urban Social Work, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Stijn Sieckelinck, Professor of Youth Work, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Procedure and timelines

23 May 2022: Abstracts submitted via email at:

20 June 2022: Authors notified of acceptance of abstract and invitation to submit full paper.

26 August 2022: Deadline for submission of full papers online via Editorial Manager.

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

You might also be interested in the call for papers for our inaugural special issue: Challenges and Opportunities for European Social Work Research.
Abstract Submission deadline: 30 April 2022