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Open call for Papers from Journal of Adult Protection

Journal call for papers from Journal of Adult Protection

Margaret Flynn
Chair, National Independent Safeguarding Board, Wales, UK
[email protected]

Bridget Penhale
University of East Anglia, UK
[email protected]
About the Journal
Journal of Adult Protection (JAP) uniquely bridges the gap between research and practice. It is the only journal to address developments in safeguarding across all adult service user groups.
JAP's multidisciplinary, international coverage reflects the broad community of researchers and professionals involved in the analysis and delivery of safeguarding vulnerable people from abuse.
The journal offers vital access to innovative research, considers implications for practice and presents viewpoints and commentary on current policy and practice in this important field.
JAP publishes peer-reviewed and vital evidence to inform future research and working for everyone involved in adult protection, safeguarding and related agendas.
Coverage includes:
·         elder abuse
·         learning, intellectual and developmental disabilities
·         physical disabilities
·         mental health
·         abuse, including: financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse
·         neglect
·         dignity in care
·         best practice
·         learning lessons from previous inquiries and serious case reviews.
Why Should you submit your work to us?
·         Key publication in adult safeguarding
·         Research, policy and practice focus
·         Peer Reviewed
·         Scopus ranked and ESCI indexed
·         Over 3000 downloads per month


For further information, visit the journal homepage at
Submit your work at

Topics of Interest:
Domestic Violence
mental capacity and safeguarding
commissioning of institutional care (including safeguarding perspectives)
intellectual disability
abuse relating to domestic servitude, human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery.

Forthcoming Special issues

Human rights perspectives (2018)
Mental capacity (2019)
Topical Special issues:
Vol. 19 Issue 4: Safeguarding adults and legal literacy: approaches from UK devolved nations

Vol. 16 Issue 5: Elder abuse in Chinese populations

Vol. 17 Issue 3: Making Safeguarding personal

Content on free access until 4th November 2017:

Tony Stanley, (2016) "A practice framework to support the Care Act 2014", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 18 Issue: 1, pp.53-64, **On free access for all of 2017**

Alyson Norman, (2016) "A preventable death? A family’s perspective on an adult safeguarding review regarding an adult with traumatic brain injury", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 18 Issue: 6, pp.341-352,

Chris Lennard, (2015) "Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – where do we go from here?", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 17 Issue: 1, pp.41-50,

Suzy Braye, David Orr, Michael Preston-Shoot, (2015) "Learning lessons about self-neglect? An analysis of serious case reviews", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 17 Issue: 1, pp.3-18,

Suzy Braye, David Orr, Michael Preston-Shoot, (2015) "Serious case review findings on the challenges of self-neglect: indicators for good practice", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 17 Issue: 2, pp.75-87,

Tim Spencer-Lane, (2014) "Safeguarding the public by regulating health and social care professionals: lessons from Mid-Staffordshire and the Law Commission review", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 16 Issue: 1, pp.52-59,

Michael Mandelstam, (2014) "Wilful neglect and health care", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 16 Issue: 6, pp.342-354,