China Journal of Social Work Special Issue Call for Papers

Social Work and Older People in Chinese Culture and Societies

China Journal of Social Work

The theme of special issue 11.3 (Publication Date: November 2018) is Social Work and Older People in Chinese Culture and Societies. It aims to solicit research, practice, theories and conceptual discussions on issues related to older people in Chinese culture and societies. Papers on social work research, practice, social policy, and social development related to ageing Chinese populations around the world are welcome.

Aims and Scope
Social work as an academic discipline was re-reintroduced to universities on the Chinese Mainland in the 1980s. The number of universities offering social work programs has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Social services provided by government organisations and NGOs have also proliferated as a response to rising social problems and needs. The China Journal of Social Work endeavours to provide a platform for scholars within and outside the Chinese Mainland to share research, teaching and practice experiences and to facilitate critical dialogue between Chinese social workers and their international peers.

Submission Guidelines

While the China Journal of Social Work primarily targets submissions in English, quality academic papers written in Chinese may also be selected for publication. Authors who submit papers in Chinese are responsible for translation into English after their manuscript is accepted. The abstracts of the papers are published in both English and Chinese.

Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words in English, and no more than 10,000 in Chinese, with an abstract of 100-150 words on a separate sheet of paper.

All submissions should be submitted via ScholarOne.

Read the full instructions for authors: here.

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Editorial information

  • Editor-in-Chief: Daniel W.L. Lai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Editor-in-Chief: Sibin Wang, Peking University