General call for Papers 2019

Call for submission Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work


Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work   is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research, analysis and scholarly debate on social work theory, policy and practice. It is an open-access zero fees journal.  Published quarterly, it particularly welcomes work offering critical perspectives on contemporary policy developments, indigenous social work, post-colonialism, anti-racism, feminism, and progressive social work theory, policy and practice. The journal also publishes book reviews and encourages short topical pieces offering readers’ critical commentaries on published articles, analyses of policy or practice developments, and reports on research-informed practice innovations.

We seek three types of articles: those for full peer review (no longer than 7000 words including references), research brief reports (3000 words) and shorter reports or viewpoints on current topics of interest to the journal audience (no longer than 2000 words including references).   

Full articles and research reports will be anonymously reviewed by two readers from a panel of reviewers, shorter pieces by an editor and one reviewer.  Reviewers are asked to offer constructive feedback to authors.

Preparation of Copy: You may submit at any time. Please prepare your article following the style and referencing guidelines which can be found on the website, follow the steps to register and submit on line


Please contact the editors at  if you wish to discuss a proposal.