Special Issue on Gerontological Social Work

Submission Deadline: Aug. 20, 2018

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Emre Birinci
      Department of Health Care Services / Yunus Emre Health Services Vocational School, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
    • Adriana Aldana
      Department of Social Work, California State University, California, USA
    • Susan W. Oliver
      Department of Social Work, Andrews University, Michigan, USA
    • Audra Eggum
      Department of Social Work, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, Oshkosh, USA
    • Stefan Pohlmann
      Department of Social Work, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany
    • Tracey Hinds
      Department of Social Work, Methodist University, Fayetteville, USA
    • Ural Salimovich Vildanov
      Department of Social Work, Bashkır State University, Ufa, Russia
    • Gerhard J. Schwab
      Department of Social Work, University of Guam, Guam, USA
    • Jonas Christensen
      Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
    • Jeffrey Shook
      Department of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
    • Stéphane Richard
      Department of Social Work, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
  • Introduction

    The global population aged 60 years or over numbered 962 million in 2017, more than twice as large as in 1980 when there were 382 million older persons worldwide. The number of older persons is expected to double again by 2050, when it is projected to reach nearly 2.1 billion. The world’s population is ageing older persons are increasing in number and make up a growing share of the population in virtually every country, with implications for nearly all sectors of society, including labour and financial markets, the demand for goods and services such as housing, transportation and social protection, as well as family structures and inter-generational ties. There have been political, policy, economic, social, and cultural trends and events that have highlighted the enormous amount of work there is to do to create societies where people live safely and securely, in good health, with robust social and economic supports, and have the opportunity to experience a “good old age”. In the field of gerontological social work, we continue to face challenges in helping older adults and their families to meet their needs, goals, and to age well.

    The Special Issue accepts manuscripts on a broad range of issues such as social and economic justice, health and wellness, productivity and engagement, informal and formal care, supports and services, safety and abuse, social networks, marginalized and minority populations, neighborhoods and housing, and other topics related to aging and social work.

    Aims and Scope

    1. Growth of population aging
    2. Mortality at old ages
    3. Changes of family support system
    4. Successful aging
    5. Aging-friendly city
    6. Economics of aging

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.socialsciencesjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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