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China Journal of Social Work

Special Issue Call for Papers: Mental health and social work in Chinese contexts

Deadline: 31 January 2020

The theme of special issue 13.2 (Publication Date: July 2020) is Mental health and social work in Chinese contexts. The goals of this special issue are (1) to increase our understanding of mental disorders and positive mental health in Chinese contexts from a social work perspective; (2) to highlight and showcase current research on the social work profession and multidisciplinary collaboration on current mental health issues; (3) to provide a forum to debate and theorise effective mental health intervention and prevention in Chinese contexts; and (4) to review and evaluate various approaches in working with mental health of disadvantaged groups that involve social work assessment and interventions. All manuscripts that discuss mental health and social work in Chinese contexts are welcome.

Suggested Questions

  • What are the helpful responses to tackling the issues and needs for mental health at-risk populations?
  • What are the current issues and ethical dilemmas that social work professionals encounter in helping individuals with mental health issues? How research helps us to improve our understanding of these social needs?
  • What are the roles and challenges for social workers in promoting a society with positive mental health?
  • To what extent Western knowledge and theory about mental disorders and mental health be applied to the Chinese context?

China Journal of Social Work

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

Editorial Information

Editors of the special issue:

Yu-te Huang, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR

Patrick Leung, The University of Houston, U.S.A.

Samuel Shih-Chih Wang, The University of Taipei, Taiwan

Meihua Zhu, The East China University of Science and Technology,

Mainland China

Herman Hay-ming Lo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR

Published on 29th July 2019. Last updated on 29th July 2019.