Journal of Social Inclusion

The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that will contribute to current knowledge and understanding of the social processes that marginalise individuals, families and communities. The journal will be published bi-annually under the guidance of an International Editorial Advisory Board. The Journal of Social Inclusion (JoSI) is an initiative of the School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University.


ISSN: 1836-8808

The views expressed herein are those of the authors and should not be taken to reflect those of the Editorial Committee or Griffith University.




July Issue: Importance of social inclusion in the disability, community and education sectors, Vol 7 (1) 2016


The Journal of Social Inclusion has just published its latest issue, Vol 7(1) 2016. We would like to invite you to view these articles and items of interest.

JOSI is a Griffith University open access, peer-reviewed publication which is published bi-annually. First established in 2010 and now publishing its 11th edition. The journal publishes a broad range of scholarly work from various disciplines, including, but not restricted to, human services and social work, ethics, sociology and social policy, psychology, education, criminology and criminal justice.

Thanks for your continuing interest and enjoy reading this latest edition!

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Posted: 2016-07-28

Call for Papers - Special issue: The role of social inclusion in health


The importance of social inclusion to our health and wellbeing has long been recognised.  Our mental health, and indeed, our general health and the overall health of the population is heavily socially determined.  However, governments appear to increasingly focus on individual risks and lifestyle factors and many citizens view inclusive practice as an issue of political correctness rather than a human necessity. Greater awareness and action is required to address social exclusion and its adverse implications and to also realise the benefits of inclusive practices, in particular for our health.  The Journal of Social Inclusion (JOSI) has therefore planned a special edition for release in December 2017 to highlight the importance of social inclusion in the health context.

Aim and scope:

This special issue of JOSI aims to discuss, explore and examine why social inclusion is protective of health and how it leads to improved outcomes for health services and the health of individuals and communities.  This relates to social inclusion and health issues across the continuum of care from pregnancy and birthing, population health programs, Emergency and primary care services, acute care, rehabilitation and continuing care and palliate care and bereavement support.  All relevant research, service activities and perspectives relating to issues of social inclusion and specific health issues, settings and/or population groups.  For more information on author guidelines and manuscript requirements please refer to the JOSI website.

Guest Editor:

Associate Professor Lynne Briggs, Head of School, School of Human Services & Social Work, Griffith University, Australia. Email:

Key milestones:

Call for papers issued

29 July 2016

Submission deadline

28 February 2017

Typeset of publications accepted for publication

October-November 2017

Posted: 2016-07-28
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Vol 7, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Inclusion: “what does it mean anymore, anyway?”
Dr Paul Harris


Amos Ruhindwa
Eric Badu
Luca Tiszai
Emily Joy Callander, Deborah J Schofield, Rupendra N Shrestha
Prachi Patil
Jessica Nancy Bird, Leonie Cox, Mark Brough
Louis Anthony Iaquinto


Victoria Stewart, Michelle Crozier, Amanda Wheeler