Call for Papers: 2018 Special Issue



We are pleased to invite manuscripts on the subject of food security. Specifically, we are interested in manuscripts addressing factors associated with food in/security at the household and child levels in resource poor-environments; effects of national initiatives to mitigate food in/security; and the role of race and ethnicity in explaining food in/security. Manuscripts focusing on food safety and environmental concerns are welcome.

This issue, focusing on Food Security, is intended to highlight the work of leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners involved in the measurement/assessment and implementation of key initiatives on food security locally and international.

The overall vision of this issue is to collate and build upon existing research to better understand issues relating to food security in the hope of enhancing a stronger evidence base to create responsive programs and more effective policies and practices in resource-poor environments.

We welcome submission of manuscripts that cover theory, empirical research, and policy analyses. Submissions can also include conceptual articles, systematic reviews of seminal literature and assessment of interventions.


Beyond Borders: Advances in Global Welfare, hosted by the Boston College School of Social Work, is an exciting resource for disseminating knowledge. The journal has a global orientation, with an emphasis on subject areas of relevance to the field of Social Work and Welfare.


We are asking for an initial submission of ABSTRACTS (250 words). These will be evaluated through a blind editorial review process by our highly competent subject experts. The submission date for the abstracts is: February 23rd, 2018. Authors will be notified of the reviewer’s decision within three weeks following submission of abstracts (March 15th, 2018). Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit a full manuscript by April 15th, 2018.

Guidelines for submission of ABSTRACTS are available at:  

Completed ABSTRACTS should be submitted via this link (select “Special Issue on Food Security” from the dropdown menu) by the submission deadline: February 23rd, 2018.



Additional information about this call can be obtained from our
Managing Editor: Yoosun Chu (

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Editor in-chief

Margaret Lombe, Ph.D.

Boston College School of Social Work