Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- 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).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text uses 1.5 line spacing and 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.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
This section is used for all articles in back issues prior to issue 28(1) in 2016. From issue 28(1) onwards the section Original Articles is used to distinguish empirical or theoretical articles from opinion pieces or Viewpoints.
This section is used for original articles based on empirical or theoretical research published since issue 28(1)in 2016.
The journal welcomes short research reports of up to 3000 words, inclusive of all text including references and text in tables. The report will be anonymously reviewed by two readers from a panel of reviewers. These reports must conform to the following guidelines. Please submit on line on this website. Queries to: email@example.com
- Title: A brief indication of the article’s subject. Ensure that you include key words in your title.
- Abstract: using the following sub-headings, in no more than 200 words, outline the introduction, methods, findings and implications for practice or policy.
- Keywords: Please provide four to six keywords, separated by semi-colons.
- Section and Subheadings: Section headings should include literature, method, findings, discussion and conclusions. Keep subheadings sparingly and indicate these by bold type.
- Tables: Keep tables to a minimum. Number them (e.g. Table 1. Table 2.) with a self-explanatory title.
- Illustrations: You can submit illustrations that are relevant to the article. Label these Figure 1 with a self-explanatory title
- Footnotes: Please use endnotes, not footnotes and keep to a minimum.
- Referencing: Peer reviewers and editors require authors to adhere strictly to the APA 6th referencing style both within the text and for listing references at the end of the article. Please refer to APA Publication Manual (6th Ed.).
- Style: In general, authors should refer to APA 6th on all matters relating to structure, content and style.
CommentaryCommentaries are statements of informed opinion usually commissioned by an editor an included in a themed special issue.
ViewpointsViewpoints are articles that explore and reflect on controversies, ethical issues, or policy and practice developments that are of interest to the social work community. They should be no longer than 2,000 words including references.
Practice NotesThe practice notes section of our journal is for articles that describe and analyse a practice innovation. Practice notes can be up to 3000 words, inclusive of all text including references and text in tables. An abstract of no more than 200 words must be included. Practice notes may include practice reflections, a case study, or an analysis of a practice or teaching innovation. They will be expected to include scholarly references.
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By completing the online submission process, you confirm you accept this agreement. The following is the entire agreement between you and the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) and it may be modified only in writing.
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If you are completing this agreement on behalf of co-authors, you confirm that you are acting on their behalf with their knowledge.
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- confirming that the work is original; and
- confirming that the work has not been published in any other form.
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- falls within the limits of fair dealing for the purposes of criticism and review or fair use; OR
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