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.




Call for papers - special issue on place-based approaches - due date extended to 30 August 2019


In response to the inaugural ChangeFest (conference) held in Logan, Australia in November 2018, we  - the Journal of Social Inclusion - have agreed to dedicate a future special edition on place and place-based approaches.

This reflects the need to better understand our connection to ‘place’, how important place is in relation to both individual and societal outcomes, and how ‘place-based’ and ‘collective impact’ approaches are increasingly mobilised to address complex social issues such as poverty, health, unemployment, crime and urban renewal. This also extends to the need to better understand the opportunities and complexities associated with these ways of working.

We are therefore calling for papers which report the results of research studies, program evaluations, case studies, literature reviews, relevant book reviews and/or commentaries relating to collective impact processes or place-based outcomes by 30 August 2019.

Posted: 2019-02-16
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Vol 9, No 2 (2018)

Table of Contents


Not just a 2018 phenomena: The ‘war on truth’ continues
Paul Harris, Angella Duvnjak


Alexandra Martin, Valerie Watchorn, Cathryn Grant
Melissa Graham
Abe Oudshoorn, Cheryl Forchuk, Jodi Hall, Tracy Smith-Carrier, Amy Van Berkum
Irene Kmudu Paulsen
Mandy Hughes, Louise Whitaker, Barbara Rugendyke