Latest news from SAGE Social Policy and Social Work
Forward Forward to a friend
Get email alerts Email Alerts
Safelist Safelist us
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the latest issue of SAGE's Social Policy and Social Work Studies newsletter. We hope you find it interesting and useful.

Click on the following links to quickly get to sections you might wish to read first:

Leading Social Policy and Social Work Articles – Free Access until 31/08/2012

What's the problem with teenage parents? And what's the problem with policy?
Simon Duncan, University of Bradford
Three worlds of welfare capitalism or more? A state-of-the-art report
Wil Arts and John Gelissen, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Medical tourism and the state in Malaysia and Singapore
Chee Heng Leng, National University of Singapore
Universalism and cultural relativism in social work ethics
Lynne M. Healy, Center for International Social Work Studies, University of Connecticut School of Social Work, USA
Issues in International Social Work
Resolving Critical Debates in the Profession

James Midgley
Sampling 'Hard to Reach' Populations in Qualitative Research
The Case of Incarcerated Youth

Laura S. Abrams, University of California, USA
The Attitudes Toward Prostitutes and Prostitution Scale: A New Tool for Measuring Public Attitudes Toward Prostitutes and Prostitution
Lia Levin and Einat Peled, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Toward Nonprofit Organization Reform in the Voluntary Spirit: Lessons from the Internet
Lori A. Brainard, George Washington University and Patricia D. Siplon, Saint Michael's College
Social Work and Evaluation: Why You Might be Interested in the American Evaluation Association Social Work Topical Interest Group
Tracy C. Wharton, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, University of Michigan Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, and Mansoor A. Kazi, Program Evaluation Center, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Back to top

New to SAGE from 2013: Adoption & Fostering

Adoption & Fostering Click here to read the full press release.

SAGE is delighted to announce publication from 2013 of Adoption & Fostering on behalf of the British Association for Adoption & Fostering.  Published quarterly and edited by Roger Bullock (Fellow, Centre for Social Policy, The Social Research Unit at Dartington, UK), Adoption & Fostering has been at the cutting edge of debate on childcare issues for over 50 years. It is the only UK journal dedicated to adoption and fostering issues, providing an international forum for academics and practitioners in social work, psychology, law, medicine, training, and caring.
As the official journal of BAAF, the UK's leading adoption and fostering membership association, the journal supports BAAF's aims of promoting the highest standards of practice in adoption, fostering and childcare services to increase public understanding of the issues and to act as an independent voice for children, informing and influencing policy-makers, all those responsible for children and young people and public opinion at large. Click here to read the full press release.

Back to top

Books News

Two landmark volumes on Social Work now available:
The SAGE Handbook of Social Work The SAGE Handbook of Social Work
edited by Mel Gray, James Midgley and Stephen Webb

This Handbook is the world's first generic major reference work to provide an authoritative guide to the theory, method, and values of social work in one volume.
The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work
edited by Karen Lyons, Terry Hokenstad, Manohar Pawar, Natalie Huegler and Nigel Hall

This Handbook tackles the global/local aspect of social work in its various forms and interrogates the key concerns that societies are facing through an international lens.

Order your copy today!

Back to top

Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development This Global Agenda is the product of a three year collaborative initiative undertaken by three international organisations representing social work practice, social work education and social development: the International Association for Schools of Social Work, the International Council on Social Welfare and the International Federation of Social Workers.
In consultation with social workers, social work educators and social development practitioners, IASSW, ICSW and IFSW have formed Commitments to Action to improve social justice and fairness for future generations:
  • Promoting social and economic equalities
  • Ensuring the dignity and worth of the person
  • Promoting sustainable communities and environmentally sensitive development
  • Promoting wellbeing through sustainable human relationships
Read more about the Global Agenda here.

You can follow IFSW on Twitter (@IFSW) for the latest news. 

Back to top


Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact Conference
Stockholm, Sweden, 8th – 12th July, 2012. We look forward to seeing you at the SAGE booth (A08:16, A09:17) throughout the conference, and at our two special events:

Monday 9th July
15.30-16.00 SAGE Social Work Handbooks launch

We are delighted to be celebrating the publication of our two landmark volumes on Social Work at the conference. Get your copy at a special conference discount!

Tuesday 10th July
17.30-19.00 International Social Work and SAGE reception

Join us at the SAGE booth for drinks and nibbles and a toast to the Global Agenda!

Back to top

Call for Papers for International Social Work

International Social Work Click here for further details of Human Trafficking Call for Papers. Deadline: Full article: August 15, 2012

Virtual Issues

Have you seen the latest Virtual Special Issue: Fighting Poverty from International Social Work yet?
Follow International Social Work on Facebook and Twitter

Don't forget to follow International Social Work on Facebook and Twitter if you're not already.

Back to top

Other SAGE Journal News

Qualitative Social Work Qualitative Social Work celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! Launched in 2002 by Ian Shaw and Roy Ruckdeschel, the journal is a key resource for both scholars and practitioners. As testament to the stature and recognition the journal has achieved over the past decade, QSW has expanded into a bimonthly journal, with accepted papers available early through the Online First programme. Submit your research today at
Journal of Social Work We are pleased to announce that Journal of Social Work has also expanded to six issues a year as a result of the increasing number of high quality submissions the journal is receiving. Submit your research at

STOP PRESS: 2011 Impact Factor 1.000 (ranked 11 out of 41 in the Social Work JCR)
Critical Social Policy Critical Social Policy has a forthcoming special issue: Social Policy in an 'Age of Austerity', to be published in August, Volume 32 (3). Make sure you don't miss it by signing up to receive contents alerts.

STOP PRESS: 2011 Impact Factor 1.241 (ranked 10 out 37 in the Social Issues JCR)

SAGE is pleased to welcome Noël Busch-Armendariz of University of Texas, Austin is the new co-Editor In Chief of Affilia.

Join the Society for Social Work and Research and receive Research on Social Work Practice as a benefit of membership.

Special Section

The May issue of Affilia contains a special section, Transnational Cross-Racial Surrogacy: Issues and Concerns.

Back to top

We hope that you have found this email useful. Remember, if you would like to submit to any SAGE journal, please click here for more information and to ensure that you do not miss a single issue of your favourite journals, remember to sign up to SAGE journal alerts here.

If you’d like to recommend that your institution subscribes to any of our journals, please take a moment to provide a few details via our new and easy-to-use online library recommendation form

Kind regards,

SAGE Marketing

Follow us on Twitter @SAGEsocialwork
Social Science Space
Social Media
SAGE - IPG Academic Publisher of the Year 2012

link to homepage

SAGE Offices:
Los Angeles: 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA
London: 1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Road, London, EC1Y 1SP, UK. Registration No. 1017514
New Delhi: B 1/I 1 Mohan, Cooperative Industrial Area, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 044 India Contact SAGE India
Singapore: 3 Church Street, #10-04 Samsung Hub, Singapore 049483

MailRef:  |