Call for Authors: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems: Major Reference Work

Rajendra  Baikady PhD's picture
Call for Papers
December 18, 2021
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Public Health, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

As Editor-in-Chief, I invite you to take part in the largest editorial project on Social Problems- "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems " being published by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom.

Living Reference Edition of the Handbook is accessible here:


Themes covered in the Handbooks can be accessed here:


For each of these themes we have committed authors but you can propose a maximum of 2 chapters to the author or coauthor. There are 300+ entries in development, review and in production at the moment. If you wish to keep updated about the call for authors/ further development of the project please follow the project here

In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for:

COVID 19 and Disability

COVID 19 and Domestic Violence

COVID 19 and Poverty

COVID 19 and Hunger

COVID 19 and Social Distancing

COVID 19 and Social Anxiety

COVID 19 and Social Inequality

COVID 19 and Social Media

COVID 19 and Social Policy

COVID 19 and Social Work Practice


If you have an idea that doesn’t fit in to the above sections but contributes to the overall project, please get in touch with editor-in-chief. We welcome your ideas.

The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 5000-10000 words (including the
reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that  are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature)  rather than original research reports.

We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2026 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to this handbook are peer-reviewed.  


Interested authors, please send a 250 words abstract and author bio  by 30 January 2022 to Dr. Rajendra Baikady or

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg,  or