Journal updates

  • Call for Papers Related to COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing health disparities experienced by traditionally oppressed groups including older adults, low-wage workers and those living in poverty, and people with underlying health conditions. However, the human rights implications go beyond this to widen other human rights gaps including the right to education, the right to free speech, and the right to a fair trial. 


    The co-editors of the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work expect that these human rights violations will not pass with the first wave of the disease, but will rather continue to grow and/or come to light. As a result, rather than a one-time special issue of the journal, we invite authors to contribute relevant articles on a rolling basis for peer review.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers: Preparing Social Work Students for Human Rights Practice

    The Journal of Human Rights & Social Work invites manuscripts for a special issue dedicated to an examination of the role of field education in preparing students for human rights work. We welcome manuscripts that report on the current state of human rights in field education as well as opportunities and challenges for educators in moving forward.

    Deadline Extension: The Journal of Human Rights & Social Work is extending the submission deadline for this upcoming special issue. The new deadline is April 30, 2020

  • Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals

    Interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue in the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work? Learn more about the elements required upon submission, the submission process, and the criteria used to evaluate proposals.