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China Journal of Social Work

Special Issue Call for Papers: Global collaboration with China in social work education

Deadline: 31 October 2020

The theme of special issue 13.3 (Publication Date: December 2020) is Global Collaboration with China in Social Work Education. The goals of this special issue are (1) to increase our understanding of the expansion of social work education in Chinese contexts; (2) to highlight and showcase current research on the social work profession and multidisciplinary collaboration on social work education issues; (3) to provide a forum to debate and theorise effective social work education practices in Chinese contexts; and (4) to review and evaluate various approaches in social work education with regard to curriculum, field placement, teaching, and research models. All manuscripts that discuss collaborative work in social work education in Chinese contexts are welcome.

Suggested Questions

  • What are helpful models of social work education that could be applied to the Chinese context?
  • What are the current issues and ethical dilemmas that social work professionals encounter in social work education in China?
  • What are the roles and challenges for social workers in expanding social work education in China?
  • To what extent can Western knowledge and theory about social work education be applied to the Chinese context?


China Journal of Social Work

Table of Contents for China Journal of Social Work. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Routledge

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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. The authors, who submit papers in Chinese, are responsible for the translation after the manuscripts are 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 to 150 words on a separate sheet of paper. All submissions should be submitted via ScholarOne. You may find additional information on the journal website at http://www.tandfonline.com/rcsw

Aims and Scopes

Social work as an academic discipline was re-reintroduced to universities on the Chinese Mainland in the 1980's. 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 of the Chinese Mainland to share research, teaching and practice experiences and to facilitate critical dialogue between Chinese social workers and their international peers.

Editorial Information

Editors of the special issue:

Patrick Leung, PhD

Endowed Professor

Gerson & Sabina David College Endowed Professorship for Global Aging

Director, Office for International Social Work Education

University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, USA

Published on 25th September 2019. Last updated on 19th October 2020.