Special Issue "Social Work and the Promotion of Sustainable Social Development"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 May 2024 | Viewed by 165

Special Issue Editor

Social Work Training and Research Section, University of Barcelona, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: social work; group social work; scientific evidence of social impact; successful actions
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The scientific contributions of social work are not always taken into account. However, scientific evidence has already shown the contributions that this discipline is making to both the scientific community and society, which has become even more evident after the COVID-19 pandemic. Some research in social work is responding to the consecution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This Special Issue is in the same vein, and it will focus on the following topics and contribute to the achievement of social impact and sustainability in our societies:

  • The interactions of social work with other disciplines or subjects (education, health, etc.) in order to respond to urgent social needs related to the SDGs.
  • Successful actions from social work that are contributing to the consecution of the SGDs.
  • The social inclusion and improvement of vulnerable groups (such as ethnic minorities, women, LGBT+ communities, and low socioeconomic groups).
  • Gender issues such as overcoming situations of violence and gender inequalities addressed in social work in an interdisciplinary way.
  • Governance in social work.

The current focus of both the scientific community and societies on social impact and sustainability is a basis for which social work can contribute to expand our knowledge in an interdisciplinary way. This Special Issue welcomes contributions from diverse disciplines, with a special focus on their interaction with social work.

Dr. Ariadna Munté-Pascual
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • social work
  • vulnerable groups
  • social impact
  • successful actions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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