Journal of Gerontological Social Work Call for Submissions

Special Section on Commentaries about Research that went Wrong

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

The Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) is inviting submissions for a special commentary section on Research that went Wrong.  Most researchers have a study that did not work out as planned.

Causes range from community-partnerships that were lackluster, samples that were impossible to recruit, data that contained significant bias, or perhaps data that just became too old to publish.  JGSW is interested in submissions from authors that comment on research challenges that have led to poor or negative outcomes.

The aim of this special section is to draw lessons from colleagues in the field that can help others prepare for and avoid research pitfalls. A wide range of topics will be considered for the Research that went Wrong section.

We encourage authors to inquire if they are unsure if the topic they are considering will fit the special section.

Submission Instructions

Manuscripts should be 2000 words or less and submitted as Commentaries.

We encourage prospective authors to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michelle Putnam at or the Managing Editor, Dr. Marla Berg-Weger at if they have any questions about his call.

The due date for submissions for this special section is September 30, 2018.

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