Social Policy Review: Call for Chapters (Deadline 31st July 2022)

By the Social Policy Review 2022 Editorial Team:

We are pleased to announce a call for chapters for the 35th issue of the annual Social Policy Review (SPR). This is a longstanding point of reference for scholars, researchers, teachers and students in higher education, practitioners in statutory and non-statutory health and social services and social policy decision makers. It comprises a collection of essays which examine issues and developments in the social policy field generally, addressing these in terms of their contemporary conceptual, political and empirical relevance and offering a variety of theoretical and practical viewpoints.

We encourage contributions which take a critical approach to the impact of social policy on vulnerable groups, explore the ways in which social policy researchers have responded, relate early findings from urgent new research, or take a comparative/international approach. In addition we also welcome contributions to emerging and re-emerging issues such as racism, household food security, the ongoing impact of Covid-19, changes in social security etc.

Accepted contributions will be published as book chapters in SPR 35 in 2023, and will be available on the Policy Press website on an open access basis.

We particularly encourage contributions from authors from under-represented groups, as well as early career researchers.

Please submit an abstract not shorter than 400 words together with authors’ names, affiliation and emails to by 31st July 2022.

The Editorial team will then select roughly twelve abstracts by the end of August and ask authors to produce a first full draft of the chapter (generally around 7,000 words inclusive of references) by the end of September, and a final draft by mid-December. The review is expected to be published in early Summer 2023.

Social Policy Review 2022 Editorial Team