ISSN 0037-8054 printed version
ISSN 2312-7198 online version

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

 

Scope and editorial policy

FOCUS AND SCOPE:

This South African academic peer–reviewed journal publishes articles, book reviews and commentary on articles already published from any field of social work. Manuscripts covering the following amongst others, are considered for publication: social work, welfare organizations, society, social welfare, family and child care, community work, substance abuse, substance dependence, welfare law, etc.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS:

  1. All contributions will be critically reviewed by at least two referees on whose advice contributions will be accepted or rejected by the editorial committee.
  2. All refereeing is strictly confidential (double blind peer–review).
  3. Manuscripts may be returned to the authors if extensive revision is required or if the style or presentation does not conform to the Journal practice.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Articles form this journal can be submitted to institutional repositories, under the following conditions:

  1. Always upload the final publishers' version as published at http://socialwork.journals.ac.za
  2. Acknowledge Stellenbosch University (SUNJournals) as the publisher.
  3. Cite the article as part of the metadata and include the doi as part of the citation to the article.

SECTION POLICIES:

Editorial, Articles, Book Reviews, Notes from Practice

AUTHOR GUIDELINES:

The Journal publishes articles, book reviews and commentary on articles already published from any field of social work.

  1. Contributions may be written in English or Afrikaans.
  2. All articles should include an abstract in English of not more than 100 words.
  3. All contributions will be critically reviewed by at least two referees on whose advice contributions will be accepted or rejected by the editorial committee.
  4. All refereeing is strictly confidential (double blind peer–review).
  5. Manuscripts may be returned to the authors if extensive revision is required or if the style or presentation does not conform to the Journal practice.
  6. Articles of fewer than 2,000 words or more than 10,000 words are normally not considered for publication.
  7. Manuscripts should be typed in 12 pt Times Roman double–spaced on A4 paper size.
  8. Use the Harvard system for references.
  9. Short references in the text: When word–for–word quotations, facts or arguments from other sources are cited, the surname(s) of the author(s), year of publication and page number(s) must appear in parenthesis in the text, e.g. "..." (Berger, 1967:12).
  10. More details about sources referred to in the text should appear at the end of the manuscript under the caption "References".
  11. The sources must be arranged alphabetically according to the surnames of the authors.
  12. Note the use of capitals and punctuation marks in the following examples.

 

Manuscript format and layout

  1. Contributions may be written in English or Afrikaans.
  2. All articles should include an abstract in English of not more than 100 words.
  3. All contributions will be critically reviewed by at least two referees on whose advice contributions will be accepted or rejected by the editorial committee.
  4. All refereeing is strictly confidential (double blind peer–review).
  5. Manuscripts may be returned to the authors if extensive revision is required or if the style or presentation does not conform to the Journal practice.
  6. Articles of fewer than 2,000 words or more than 10,000 words are normally not considered for publication.
  7. Manuscripts should be typed in 12 pt Times Roman double–spaced on A4 paper size.
  8. Use the Harvard system for references.
  9. Short references in the text: When word–for–word quotations, facts or arguments from other sources are cited, the surname(s) of the author(s), year of publication and page number(s) must appear in parenthesis in the text, e.g. "..." (Berger, 1967:12).
  10. More details about sources referred to in the text should appear at the end of the manuscript under the caption "References".
  11. The sources must be arranged alphabetically according to the surnames of the authors.
  12. Note the use of capitals and punctuation marks in the following examples.

 

Submissions

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