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Submit a Manuscript to the China Journal of Social Work- Issue 15.3


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Special Issue:
Research and Practice in a Digital Age

The theme of special issue 15.3 (Publication Date: November 2022) is Social Work Research and Practice in a Digital Age. The goals of this special issue are (1) to increase our understanding of social work research and practice in a digital age within Chinese contexts; (2) to highlight and showcase current research and practice on the nexus of digital technology and social work; and (3) to present critical and innovative practical approaches that go beyond traditional social work interventions and assessments. All manuscripts that discuss technology-related social work research and practice in Chinese contexts are welcome.

Submission deadline: 15 August 2022 (Extended)

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Suggested Questions
  • What are the innovative responses to tackling the needs and vulnerabilities of different populations in a digital age?
  • What controversial issues and ethical dilemmas do social work professionals encounter in their handling of different client groups in the digital age?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for social work research and practice with the use of digital technology in contemporary Chinese societies?
  • Can Western knowledge and experience about social work and digital technology be applied to the Chinese context and if so, how?
  • In what ways can digital technology be applied in social work settings?
Special Issue Editor(s)
Frederic Reamer, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Matthew Manning, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Jessica C.M. Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Cindy X.S. Jia, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China

Submission Instructions
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 the journal’s submission portal (accessing it by clicking the “Submit an article” button on the journal’s website). You may find additional information on the journal website at http://www.tandfonline.com/rcsw

Aims and Scope
Social work as an academic discipline was re-reintroduced to universities on the Chinese Mainland in the 1980s. 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.


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