Policy Press


May 20, 2016

International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017

International Journal of Care and Caring coming in 2017


Editor in Chief: Sue Yeandle, University of Sheffield
Co-Editors: Yueh-Ching Chou, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan; Michael Fine, Macquarie University, Australia; Joan Tronto, University of Minnesota


"I warmly welcome this timely and important new journal, which is extremely relevant for our network, offering an exciting new forum for debate and international exchange of knowledge about care, carers and caring." Stecy Yghemonos, Executive Director, Eurocarers - European Association Working for Carers

"With care at its core, encompassing care and caring across the life course, in diverse international contexts and over a wide range of important and critical topics, I know of no other journal like this. IJCC creates a wonderful opportunity to bring together current and future work on this vital topic, attracting the best scholars in care and caring in the world." Norah Keating, University of Alberta, Canada


The International Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC) is a new multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the important and ever-expanding field of care and caring. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, it will publish high quality contributions on care, caring and carers from all regions of the world.

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Call for papers

Submissions to the journal are invited from disciplines and subject areas across the social and health sciences and from all scientific fields relevant to care and caring of people of any age who have care needs arising from illness, disability or frailty. Main subject areas will be employment studies, family studies, gerontology, healthcare, migration studies, social care, social policy, social work and sociology. Contributions are also welcome in: assistive technology, business studies, community work, counselling, demography, design, disability studies, disaster aid and relief, economics, education, equalities and human rights, ethics and moral philosophy; gender studies, health and illness, human resource management, law, palliative care, planning, psychology, social geography and work and organisational studies.


Key themes explored in the journal will be:

• Theories and concepts in care and caring
• Comparative international analysis
• Care relations in global and transnational perspective
• Advocacy, identification, claims-making and contestation
• Methodological innovation and development
• Critical analysis of policy and practice
• New empirical findings

The journal welcomes papers from those working in the areas covered by this remit. They should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words (including references) in length. An abstract of not more than 150 words should be included. All papers in this section of IJCC will be peer reviewed to assess their suitability for publication.

For further information, please email the Editors c/o ijcc@sheffield.ac.uk.