About the Journal

The Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education journal aims to showcase material which is of relevance to social work, welfare and community development educators in trans-Tasman and international contexts and, where applicable, to link this with international social work concerns. The journal is committed to a decolonised scholarly space where both the articles published, and the processes of the Advances Editorial Board and Peer Reviewers, actively work towards a collegial atmosphere in the pursuit of high quality social work and welfare scholarship.  Articles that present innovative or challenging approaches to current educational philosophy and research methodology are particularly encouraged.  The material should be original and professionally presented.  However, a diversity of writing styles, voices and methodologies is welcome including, but not limited to, first person and a yarning space. Submissions from students and field educators are particularly encouraged, as are research or discussion articles that focus on field education and practice teaching.

There are four sections in which articles may be published: Full Articles, Reflective Narratives, Teaching Notes or New Voices. All submissions to Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education are peer reviewed with the final decision made by the Editor or members of the Editorial Board. All submissions must conform to the presentation and referencing style of the journal (see “Preparation of Copy”). Book reviews of up to 1,200 words may be commissioned by the editors. Please email the Editor with offers of books for review. All article submissions that report on empirical findings must include a statement regarding ethical approval, exemption from ethical approval, or demonstrated consideration of ethical requirements.