2 Calls for Papers

2019-02-22

Advances in Social Work is seeking original manuscripts for two upcoming special issues. 

Spring 2020 

  • Topic: Gender Bias in Employment: Implications for Social Work and Labor Studies
  • Guest editor: Marquita Walker, Associate Professor of Labor Studies, Indiana University
  • Short description: Explores gender bias in employment from a social justice perspective.   
  • Abstract deadline: June 1, 2019
  • Abstract submission: Submit a 300-400 word abstract to Marquita Walker (marqwalk@iupui.edu). Subject line: Advances in Social Work.
  • Full description below.

Summer 2020

  • Topic: Leveraging the Power of Social Work through Interprofessional Education
  • Guest editors: Maureen Rubin, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work; Lisa de Saxe Zerden, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work; Lisa McGuire, James Madison University, Department of Social Work
  • Short description: Exemplars in social work education that advance social work’s role, involvement, and leadership in IPE.
  • Abstract deadline: June 1, 2019
  • Abstract submission: Submit a 300-400 word abstract to Maureen Rubin (mrubin@unr.edu). Subject line: Advances in Social Work—IPE Special Issue.
  • Full description below.

 

Gender Bias in Employment: Implications for Social Work and Labor Studies 

Guest Editor: Marquita Walker, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Labor Studies, IUPUI marqwalk@iupui.edu    

This special section of Advances in Social Work will explore gender bias in employment from a sociological perspective.   This perspective posits that the reproduction and maintenance of institutional power structures contributes to disparities in gender equalities and results in discrimination against women in the workplace. The marginalization of women in employment occurs through overt or covert practices even when anti-discrimination legislation is in place. According to political economy theory, the labor force is a gendered field with historical influence, unequal power relations, and unequal access to resources among and between groups that contributes to gender oppression, especially in the absence of collective action. Relevant articles should address either theoretical or practical approaches that explore ways in which gender bias in employment is influenced through existing institutional structures and policies. Manuscripts may also include recommendations for reaching gender equality through regional, national, and global policy-making.

This topic lends itself to researchers and practitioners in the fields of social work and labor studies who share a long history of collaboration in alleviating social suffering and promoting social justice.  Our shared concerns include social and economic changes in state and national government policies, growing poverty and inequality, exclusion, marginalization, and discrimination. Building on these disciplinary connections strengthens our commitment to develop strategies to address local and global inequities exposing covert and overt policies that affect women’s ability to reach their full potential.

Institutions, as social constructs, are fashioned by collective choices.  Both direct and indirect historical bias, fashioned by powerful entities’ past choices against women, resulted in depressed economic and social empowerment of women, a disproportionate share of women in precariat and informal employment, more women in unpaid and caregiving work, fewer women entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, depressed wages, and limited opportunities for women in male-dominated work arenas. The current state of economic and social gender bias leading to discrimination is unacceptable but not inevitable. Reductions in gender inequality have been addressed to some extent through legislation, but collective action is necessary to eliminate gender inequities.  The aim of this special section of AISW is to address ways of increasing women’s power in the workplace through institutional policies aimed at eliminating direct and indirect gender discrimination. Gender discrimination has significant economic costs for individuals and families, broader communities, and the global marketplace. The empirical evidence linking gender discrimination in social institutions to per capita income is robust, and reducing gender discrimination is not only good economics policy, but also right and just.

We encourage abstracts addressing any of the following areas:

  • Exploration of past, present, or recommended future policies that contribute to eradicating gender bias that disadvantages women in employment.
  • Influencing local or global policy concerning gender bias in employment from a structural or agency perspective.
  • Theoretical or practical approaches to mediate existing power structures that consciously or unconsciously maintain the ability of power elites to disadvantage women as an equity-seeking group.
  • The influence of collective action in mediating gender bias in employment.
  • Direct and indirect causes of women’s marginalization in employment.
  • Gender bias in employment from a Marxist or feminist perspective.
  • Interpersonal forces which influence cultural beliefs, stereotypes, and gender status beliefs.
  • Group forces that form in-group biases which tend to favor or provide privilege to others like oneself.
  • Institutional structures which reinforce practices and policies shaping employment dynamics.
  • Political actions and labor practices at any level that influence women’s ability for employment.

Authors should submit a 300-400 word abstract by June 1, 2019.   Abstracts should be submitted to the Guest Editor by email (marqwalk@iupui.edu) with the subject line, Advances in Social Work. Selected authors will be invited by July 1, 2019 to submit a full manuscript (20-25 pages) by September 30, 2019. Submitted manuscripts will be anonymously peer-reviewed. This issue is scheduled to appear in June 2020.

Authors should follow the guidelines for writing articles for Advances in Social Work:

https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Deadline for abstracts:                       June 1, 2019

Deadline for invited manuscripts:     Sept 30, 2019

For more information, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr. Marquita Walker or Margaret E. Adamek, Editor, Advances in Social Work: madamek@iupui.edu

 

Leveraging the Power of Social Work through Interprofessional Education

Guest Editors:

Maureen Rubin, University of Nevada, Reno, School of Social Work

Lisa de Saxe Zerden, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Lisa McGuire, James Madison University, Department of Social Work

Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.  As a professional member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, social work has an imperative to infuse IPE in education for collaborative/team-based practice. This special issue of Advances in Social Work will focus on exemplars in social work education that advance social work’s role, involvement, and leadership in IPE.  We are seeking manuscripts that address a range of topics that incorporate social work and IPE at various stages—those aspiring or beginning IPE initiatives, those with intermediate involvement, and those implementing advanced models of IPE within their institutions. Manuscripts are encouraged from  social work faculty, practitioners, and collaborators from professions/disciplines allied to social work.  

Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Interprofessional approaches to practice and education at all levels of social work education (i.e., BSW, MSW, doctoral education)
  • Teaching exemplars and findings on IPE initiatives that can be implemented and adapted based on geographic context and student population
  • Exemplars of advancing IPE partnership across campus and community stakeholders
  • Discussions related to IPE and accreditation standards
  • IPE and field education (i.e., field placements, working with field instructors, team-based field placements)
  • Ways to enhance collaboration and team approaches to teaching and learning
  • Challenges and solutions in implementing program(s) within the structure of a University, including financing of and sustainability plans for IPE

As collaboration continues to be a cornerstone of health and other system transformation, IPE plays a key role in the micro – macro continuum in social work education leading to collaborative practice. Please consider sharing insights on IPE and the role of social work to advance interprofessional collaboration across social work education and practice settings and how this improves care for those we serve. 

Authors should submit a 300-400 word abstract by June 1, 2019.   Please indicate the stage of completion of any research.  Preference will be given to completed or nearly completed projects.  Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Maureen Rubin (mrubin@unr.edu) with the subject line, Advances in Social Work—IPE Special Issue. Selected authors will be invited by July 1, 2019 to submit a full manuscript (20-25 pages) by September 30, 2019. Submitted manuscripts will be anonymously peer-reviewed. This issue is scheduled to appear in June 2020.

Authors should follow the guidelines for writing articles for Advances in Social Work:

https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Deadline for abstracts:                       June 1, 2019

Editorial decision on abstract:          July 1, 2019

Deadline for invited manuscripts:    Sept 30, 2019

For more information, please contact the Guest Editor, Dr. Maureen Rubin or Margaret E. Adamek, Editor, Advances in Social Work: madamek@iupui.edu