Heathwood Journal is an international peer-reviewed publication (as of September, 2016). We feature articles that focus on social problems, and that bridge methods, disciplines, and gaps between philosophy, science, the humanities, and empirical research. Most articles are online and open access, while some appear specifically through Heathwood Journal of Critical Theory, where we publish hard copy special issues on specific topics.
Inequality and intolerance are rampant in today's complex world. In order to really address this, people with different perspectives need to work together and build complex solutions. This means not only people of different demographics such as race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class; but also scholars of different disciplines and methodologies. Medical science alone will not prevent pandemics, and climate science alone will not stop climate change. Psychology alone will not conquer mental illness, and sociology alone will not solve social problems. Collaboration across disciplines can foster greater understanding. Collaboration across social demographics and divisions - including between academics and people outside the academy such as activists, organizers, and policymakers - can foster informed social change. Heathwood aims to inspire viable and complex solutions that promote social justice, through promoting research into connections between meaning, lived experience, behavior, social structure, and the environment.