Submission Open!- The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems

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Call for Publications
May 21, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Government and Public Service, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

Dear Colleagues

The first edition of the Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems is currently published by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom in multiple formats: print, static electronic, and live electronic. Palgrave Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research.

Commissioning is now underway and we expect the first chapters to be available online as early as the first quarter of 2021. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems is edited by Dr Rajendra Baikady, Professor Sajid SM, Professor Jaroslaw Przeperski, Dr Varoshini Nadesan, Professor M Rezaul Islam, Professor Gao Jianguo and published by Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland. This project is part of Springer’s prestigious Major Reference Works publishing program known as SpringerReference. Titles are published online-first and then in print.

The Editors-in-Chief will be commissioning chapters directly with authors, but are also very happy to receive unsolicited contact from potential authors wishing to suggest a chapter for the Handbook. Potential authors should contact the Editors-in-Chief to discuss their ideas.

Submission requirements: submit a one paragraph abstract (Word or PDF) by March 15, 2021 to Please give the subject header as ‘Handbook Proposal- PHGSP’; full chapter must be at least 6000 and maximum 10,000 words (including references); Submission deadlines for full chapters to be agreed between authors and the editor-in-chief. For more information on themes covered in this MRW and submission guidelines including FAQs please visit the project webpage-

The aim of the book is to collect and share the knowledge and experiences from the experts, educators, researchers, and practitioners. The Handbooks comprise specially commissioned chapters combining cutting-edge research and reviewed articles to produce high-quality, original reference works, which provide an unparalleled overview of a specific field of research, whilst also setting the agenda for future directions of the discipline. More than 400 authors with similar ideas and practices from 80+ countries are already collaborating to contribute to the phenomenal first edition of the Handbook of Global Social Problems. We are looking for more contributions focusing mainly on following sections -

XXIII. Social Problems in the Age of COVID: Global and localized perspectives

XXIV. Social Problems and Public Policy

XXV. The Media and Social Problems

XXVI. Technology and Social Problems

XXVII. War, Militarisation and National Security

XXVIII. Sexual Assaults, Harassment and Human Rights

XXIX. The Politics, Law and Social Problems 

XXX. Social Problems in a comparative perspective

XXXI. Toxic leadership as a Social Problem

XXXII. The Internet, Social Network and Telecommunication security

XXX III. Teaching Social Problems

XXX IV. Research on Social Problems

XXX V. Third sector Intervention in Social Problems

If interested in contributing, please contact:

Editor-in-Chief:  Dr. Rajendra Baikady Email:

Please note the following unique features of this handbook while preparing your entry for the submission-

  1. The Handbook contains tertiary contentdigested and accepted knowledge, reflexive pieces on the approaches, findings, evolutions and trends in a particular research field. It provides an up-to-date survey of the state of the discipline including chapters on the most important concepts, empirical research and emerging and cutting edge areas.
  2. Chapters are commissioned especially for the purposes of the handbook, innovative and NEW (i.e. a handbook shouldn’t contain previously published material).
  3. Not introductory – chapters should assume a certain level of knowledge of a particular subject area. Aimed at post‐graduate level and upwards although undergraduates may also find a useful reference tool.
  4. Comprehensive –the chapter should ideally be between 5,000 and 10,000 words.
  5. Online-First Publication of Chapters: Once the production and proofing loop is completed, the chapter will be published online-first on Springer Nature's online publication webpage SpringerLink At that stage the article is DOI citable. You will be able to access it via your chapter page on METEOR. As author of this project you can also access via METEOR all other online published Springer Nature References.
  6. Print Publication: The print publication of the volume you contribute to will be finalized once the last chapter of the volume has been reviewed and gone through the production workflow.
  7. Online Update of Chapters: One copy of the published version of your chapter is re-ingested to METEOR for further updates. The chapter opens up for updates again in METEOR and the status of your chapter changes to ‘Open for Submission’. At this time, you can up-load fresh or updated files, if you wish. The updated and approved chapter will be published as a new version in the living reference version of this project.  Editors and authors can submit updates to articles at the pace of science advancement.   On behalf of the Editors Palgrave/Springer Nature, we thank you for your contributions. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries you might have.

Please keep in mind: the faster you send in your manuscript, the sooner it will be published.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rajendra Baikady