CALL FOR CHAPTERS : Gender Inequality

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Call for Papers
January 24, 2022 to December 31, 2024


Gender Inequality


Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Department of Social Work, School of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Tetyana Semigina PhD, Professor,  Academy of Labour, Social Relations and Tourism, Kyiv, Ukraine, and former Secretary of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.


JosAnn Cutajar, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexualities, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, Msida, Malta.


Dear colleagues we invite you to take part in one of the largest editorial project on Inequality - Mapping Global Inequality - Major Reference Work Book Series being published by Springer Nature, United States.

The Series consist of several volumes, but we will publish an individual call for contribution to each volumes separately. In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for the volume on: Gender Inequality

This volume in the Mapping Global Inequalities series aims to explore the extent of gender inequality in different societies and the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in achieving gender equity across the globe. This important volume intends to address several intersectional issues related to gender inequality and development in different regimes and regions. We aim to provide a deeper understanding on the changing role of gender, perception of gender and the marginalization and segregation of sections of the population on the basis of gender in societies across the globe. The volume will also attempt to understand what  public engagement looks like in different fields of the social sciences and what impact this has on establishing a gender balanced society based on the principles and goals set by the Sustainable Development Goals. Contributions from across the social science discipline that addresses any type of challenges related to gender equality are welcomed. We aim to address the following questions in this volume

  • What do we know about the Gender Inequality (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the Gender Inequality)? 
  • Why does gender inequality existing and what are the consequences (i.e., root causes from micro, meso or macro level)?
  • How effective are gender indicators when it comes to measure gender inequality?
  • What does available data say about gender inequalities in different countries  
  • How different societies across the globe are tackling inequality with regards to gender and gender identity (i.e., what are viable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)?
  • Understanding gender from an intersectional perspective – race, age, sexual orientation, disability, etc.
  • The effectiveness of gender mainstreaming in eradicating gender inequality

This volume principally focuses on (i) Defining gender inequalities in different societies in different regions; (ii) causes of gender inequalities (iii) measuring the impact of gender inequality; (iv) the consequences of gender inequality; (v) the impact of gender inequality in different sections of society i.e., embryos, fetuses, babies, youth, girls, and children (vi) Gender inequality in different life stages taking an intersectional approach – embryos, fetuses, babies, children, youth, adults, old age; (vii) Gender and intersectionality – disability, race and ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity; (viii) Gender and migration; (ix) The efficacy of gender mainstreaming ; (x) Gender and socio-economic development; (xi) Gender and social movements; (xii) Gender and care; (xiii) Gender, power and decision making; (iv) gender inequality in education; (xiv) Human rights and gender inequality; (xvi) Psychological effects of gender inequality; (xvii) Economic development and gender inequality; (xviii) Violence Against Women and Criminal Justice; (xix)  Women’s Lived Experiences of the Gender Gap; (xx) Gendered Perspectives on the Labour Market; (xxi) Public Policy Challenges (xxii) Gender and health, gender, science and technology, gender and development; .

Our aim is to gather the best possible contributions in the respective areas and make this reference work  truly global in nature. There will be a minimum of 40 chapters in this volume and each chapter will discuss different aspects of inequality in different socio-political and economic contexts. The editorial team aims for covering at least 30 different countries in each of these volumes so that this series will be a valuable source for researchers, academics and policy makers at both the local and global context. Further, the aim in each issue is to saturate the whole problem of inequality from 2 perspectives: countries and topics. This will give us a sense of fulfilling the description of the indicated problem of inequality. Each of these volumes will also include chapters on cross country comparisons to provide an understanding of similarities and differences in many aspects of inequality across different regimes and regions. In addition to this, each volume will have an exclusive and extensive introductory chapter that provides an overview of the volume, its scope and comparative understanding of all the contributions covered in the volume (s).

Structure of the Volume:

Level of Your Contribution: Our aim is to provide an accessible and exciting handbook for specialists, academicians, advanced students, and readers who are familiar with the field as well as those from other related disciplines.

The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 8000-10,000 words (including the reference list). We are inviting  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 2023 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 it becomes citable. Contributions to all the volumes in this series are peer-reviewed. 

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.

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

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.

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 new versions 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.

Interested authors please send a 250 words abstract and author bio By 25 March  2022,  to Dr. Rajendra Baikady Please give the subject header as - Gender Inequality: Chapter proposal. The editorial team members will evaluate the submitted abstract on a rolling basis and notify the authors along with full chapter submission guidelines.

Qualifications: We recommend that academic authors have, be supervised by, or in pursuit of their PhD, whereas non-academic professionals should have at least 3 years of experience in the field.

Full chapter submission schedule: 

June 25, 2022

October 25, 2022

April 25, 2023

June 25, 2023


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Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg,  

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