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Author Guidelines

Articles are to be 6,000 – 8,000 words, including references and should include original research or a review and critical analysis of social policy or social work practice applications. Articles should be scholarly and theoretically-based or informed. Articles reporting original research should include research methods and appropriate literature. Submissions social work from all national and regional contexts are welcome.

Authors are strongly encouraged to adhere to the guidelines detailed below. This saves time in later stages of copy editing and production. Articles may be returned to authors if they do not comply with the format guidelines. 

 

 ARTICLE GUIDELINES - FORMAT

Title (Applied Style: Heading 1)

Author 1 (Style: Author name)

Author 1 Affiliation (Style: Author Affiliation)

Author 2

Author 2 affiliation. Add additional authors as required.

 

Abstract (Applied style: Title Block Subhead)

An abstract of no more than 300 words here, in Times New Roman 12 pt font. (Normal style). Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam tincidunt interdum sem quis ultrices. Maecenas cursus sem erat, vel volutpat velit porta sit amet. Phasellus magna nunc, sagittis vel enim ut, lobortis facilisis odio. Quisque ultrices eu dolor ac egestas. Nam vel metus ac leo rutrum commodo. In facilisis congue leo. Duis scelerisque libero arcu, nec bibendum erat accumsan ac. Fusce eget tortor varius, sagittis eros vitae, bibendum mauris. Proin vitae dapibus eros. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas.

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Keywords (Applied style: Title Block Subhead)

social work; social policy; aged care; environment (Applied style: Normal)

 

 

 

Introduction (Heading 2)

The text of your research paper begins here, on a new page in two columns with fully justified text. Body text should be Normal style, Times New Roman 12 pt. Articles should be no more than 8,000 words including references.

Please ensure all text elements are styled as indicated, using the styles in this template. For assistance with applying styles in Word, please watch this video.

Images and tables may take up the full width of the page. (You may need to ensure the text wrapping is ‘square’ rather than ‘in line with text’.) Please add captions.

Where possible, use Times New Roman font for all text in images graphs and tables. Place these elements either at the top of the page or the bottom, rather than in the middle.

Literature Review (Heading 2)

You do not need to use the headings listed in this template. They are an example only.

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Methods (Heading 2)

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A subheading under Methods (Heading 3)

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Discussion

Conclusion

Acknowledgements

Thanks and/or acknowledgements by the authors go here.

Ethics Approval (Heading 3)

The University of ABC Ethics Board granted ethics certification for this study.

Funding/Supporting bodies (Heading 3)

This research was supported by X, Y and Z.

References (Heading 2)

Please use APA style for references with author date system in the text. See here for how to use APA style or use the equivalent guide at your institution; some common examples are outlined below.

The text in this section should be styled as ‘References’. Please include the DOI for any item that has one.

Arches, J. (1991). Social structure, burnout, and job satisfaction. Social Work, 36, 202–206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sw/36.3.202. [Journal article example]

Brownlee, K., & Graham, J. R. (Eds.) (2005). Violence in the family: Readings and research from northern and rural Canada. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press. [Edited book example]

Coates, K., & Powell, J. (1989). The modern North: People, politics and the rejection of colonialism. Toronto: Lorimer. [Single-authored book example]

Delaney, R., & Brownlee, K. (1995). Ethical considerations for northern social work practice. In R. Delaney & K. Brownlee (Eds.), Northern social work practice (pp. 35–57). Thunder Bay, Ontario: Lakehead University Press. [Chapter from an edited book example]

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

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