Call for Papers - Advancement of Women

This is an archived post from the old bulletin board. For new posts, see the forum.

Posted by D Plunkett on May 19, 2101 at 08:58:54:



A special issue of The Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation: An International Publication

In 1995 the Beijing Platform for Action was adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women. The Platform reflected a new international commitment to the goals of equality, development, and peace for all women everywhere. This commitment was reaffirmed in 2000 at the "Beijing + 5" special session of the United Nations General Assembly. At that time it was noted that "even
though significant positive developments can be identified, barriers remain and there is still the need to further implement the goals and commitments made in Beijing." It was further noted that "effective and coordinated plans and programs for the full implementation of the Platform for Action require a clear knowledge of the situation of women and girls, clear research-based knowledge and data disaggregated by sex, short- and long-term time-bound
targets and measurable goals, and follow-up mechanisms to assess progress." 1

Accordingly, the editors of the Journal of Social Work Research and
Evaluation: An International Publication invite manuscripts that address one or more of the following Critical Areas of Concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action:

Women and poverty
Education and training of women
Women and health
Violence against women
Women and armed conflict
Women and the economy
Women in power and decision-making

Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
Human rights of women
Women and the media
Women and the environment
The girl child

Manuscripts should be one or more of the following types: empirical
(quantitative and/or qualitative); conceptual, addressing theoretical model development; conceptual, addressing research methodology needs, strategies, or innovations; or reviews of empirically-based knowledge. Additionally, manuscripts should have an international perspective, through one or more of the following means: cross-national comparisons; studies of international migrants; or studies within one country that draw upon literature from other
countries and derive implications for other countries.

Manuscripts should be in English, 16-20 pages in length, and include an abstract of 100 words or less. The references and format of the manuscript should follow the style of the American Psychological Association. Authors should submit four copies. Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least two consulting editors and returned with comments. Manuscripts should be submitted by October 15, 2001 to the Editors, Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, 1947 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1162, USA. Phone: (614) 292-5300; Fax: (614) 292-6940;
e-mail: Further information about the
journal may be obtained at

1 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the 23rd special session
of the General Assembly, United Nations, New York, 2000.

this topic is closed - post at