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Manuscript deadline
31 October 2020

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Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Special Issue Editor(s)

Michelle Putnam, School of Social Work, Simmons University, Boston, MA
[email protected]

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Developing a Social and Economic Justice Agenda for Gerontological Social Work that Reduces Discrimination and Disparities Related to Racial, Ethnic, Immigrant, and Indigenous Status

AGE-SW announces a special section of the Journal of Gerontological Social Work (JGSW) focused on dismantling institutional racism with specific consideration of issues of aging and social work with older adults and their families. The aim of this issue is to provide space for voices from practice, research, and policy to discuss where the field of gerontological social work currently is, and where it needs to go, in order to actively engage with and reduce negative experiences and outcomes based on skin color, country of origin, and history of colonialism.

AGE-SW will select a paper from this issue for the AGESW Social Justice Award and a prize of $500 USD.

JGSW invites manuscript submissions that identify elements of a social and economic justice agenda for education, practice, research, and policy. Authors are encouraged to go beyond discussion to focus on action. We request authors to identify at least one element for a social and economic justice agenda in their submission.

Example areas for submission include criminal justice reform, civic disenfranchisement, health disparities, housing bias, social exclusion, intersectionality, income, and asset inequality, among other areas. Manuscripts may be submitted as letters to the editor, commentaries, brief reports, research manuscripts, conceptual or theoretical analysis, policy analysis, or knowledge translation study/activity.

We encourage submissions from authors globally, asking that all authors provide sufficient regional and/or national context for our international audience to adequately appreciate and understand their statement, analysis, and/or research.

We encourage prospective authors to contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Michelle Putnam at [email protected] or the Managing Editor, Dr. Huei-Wern Shen at [email protected] if they have any questions about this call.

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