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Manuscript deadline
30 September 2020

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Social Work in Health Care

Special Issue Editor(s)

(1) Suk-hee Kim, Ph.D., COI, MSW,, Northern Kentucky University School of Social Work
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Ji Seon Lee, Ph.D., MSSW, MPA, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
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Michael Sherr, Ph.D., MSW, Cedarville University Department of Social Work
[email protected]

Kwi Yun, Ph.D., LMSW, Nyack College School of Social Work
[email protected]

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Opioid Crisis Response: Effective Health Care and Innovation

The opioid crisis confronting health care professionals involves serious complex issues needing the attention of researchers, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders. The Social Work in Health Care Journal invites manuscripts for a special issue intended to provide practitioners, supervisors, and organizations evidence-informed support for addressing the opioid crisis. We welcome manuscripts that report on the current state of Crisis in field of social work and health care practice and research as well as innovative opportunities and challenges for practitioners and researchers in moving forward.

This special issue of Social Work in Health Care invites manuscript submissions for a special issue entitled Opioid Crisis Response: Effective Health Care and Innovations. The guest editors seek two types of manuscripts:

Research-based manuscripts, including race and ethnic groups/international based research, including Asian, Asian-American population, and Asian countries.

Examples of topics suitable for this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Presenting data derived from quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods studies and described opioid crisis response in social work services for client populations
  2. Research focused on opioid crisis in the health care delivery and system
  3. Studies highlighting emerging clinical practice issues, innovations, and strategies
  4. Research examining topics related to prevention, treatment, case management, and recovery supports for opioid addiction, including impact and support for families, training, and retention of workforce

Research-based manuscript submissions should be no more than 25 pages (excluded references) and no more than 30 pages with references (i.e., 12 fonts, double space, Times New Roman, APA).

Practice-Based Innovation Manuscripts, including race and ethnic groups/international based practice, including Asian, Asian-American population, and Asian countries.

Examples of Practice-Based Innovation topics appropriate for this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Describing practice models, initiatives, protocols, policies, and infrastructures that respond strategically and effectively to client or race/ethnic group/international based practice needs
  • Identifying the main concepts of the multi-system infrastructure and centralized treatment navigation that enhance social work teams
  • Applying the lessons learned from the initiative and challenges to address the Opioid crisis in communities, including race/ethnic community groups

Practice-based innovation submissions should be no more than 10 pages (excluded references) and no more than 15 pages with references (i.e., 12 fonts, double space, Times New Roman, APA).

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Submission Instructions

All manuscripts are due by 11:59pm (EST) on September 30, 2020. Two types of manuscripts are considered to this special issue: (1) research-based manuscript and (2) practice-based innovative manuscript. When you submit the manuscript for consideration for the special issue, please select one of the following:

  • Opioid Crisis Response: Effective Health Care and Innovations – Research-based Paper OR
  • Opioid Crisis Response: Effective Health Care and Innovation –Practice-based innovation Paper

Authors should follow the Social Work in Health Care Journal Author Guidelines for writing manuscripts for Social Work in Health Care below.

Further instructions for authors can be found through the journal website. Manuscripts should be submitted for peer review via the journal’s online system, which is available below. When submitting, please indicate that your submission is in response to this call. Questions should be directed to Dr. Suk-hee Kim, who will serve as the primary editor of this special issue ([email protected]). Expected issue publication decision will be made by January 2021. All papers will be peer-reviewed.

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