Current Call for Papers

 

 

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Call for Submissions
Special Section on Indigenous Older Adults

 The Journal of Gerontological Social Work is inviting submissions to a special section on Indigenous Older Adults. This section will focus on current and future challenges to and opportunities for Indigenous Elders to be active and engaged members of their families and communities as they grow older. Submissions are encouraged from scholars studying Indigenous older adults in the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico and other nations with formally recognized Indigenous populations. Possible topics include but are not limited to: social engagement, generativity, physical and mental health, social support and social networks, public policy and tribal governance concerns, issues related to geographic location (i.e. rural vs. urban), technology use, employment and retirement, care supports, and professional education and training. The due date for submissions for this special section is February 28, 2016.

 

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Call for Submissions
Special Section on Health Care Reform and
Gerontological Social Work Practice

 The Journal of Gerontological Social Work is inviting submissions to a special section on the health care reform and how it has impacted social work practice. This section is intended to highlight changes in professional practice with older adults in the last several years that are a result of reforms related to changes in health care policies including integrated care, acute care, long-term services and supports, consumer direction, social care, or other related areas. Submissions focused on later life as well as life course issues are welcome. Gerontological social work practice is broadly defined to include work with individuals and families, communities and regions, as well as programs and policies. National (U.S.) and international submissions are encouraged. All submissions must clearly identify the health care reform/policy change and provide some background discussion of it so that readers will understand the context for practice. Possible topics include but are not limited to: ethics, evidence-based practice, integrated care, care coordination, financial, insurance or payment issues, measurement of outcomes, geographic diversity in policy reform implementation, and special populations. The due date for submissions for this special section is March 31, 2016.

 

Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Call for Submissions
Special Section on Communities and Neighborhoods

 The Journal of Gerontological Social Work is inviting submissions to a special section on communities and neighborhoods and gerontological social work practice. This section will focus on understanding the role that communities, neighborhoods and regions play in supporting positive outcomes for older adults. For this issue, communities and neighborhoods are broadly defined to range from densely populated city street blocks to sparsely populated rural areas, from social friendship networks to Internet communities, and from same-age groups to intergenerational relationships. While authors may submit on issues of family-based communities, submissions that more broadly focus on non-family relationships are preferred. National (U.S.) and international submissions are encouraged. All authors must clearly articulate how they define communities or neighborhoods in their submission so that reviewers and readers will understand their context and role in relation to the paper topic. Possible topics include but are not limited to: neighborhood safety, immigrant communities, changing dynamics of neighborhoods or communities, social support networks, community engagement and integration, social inclusion and exclusion, community-based interventions, community-based programs and services, virtual communities, age-friendly communities. The due date for submissions for this special section is May 31, 2016.