Aim & Scope:
Social Work Education publishes articles of a critical and reflective nature concerned with the theory and practice of social care and social work education at all levels. It presents a forum for international debate on important issues and provides an opportunity for the expression of new ideas and proposals on the structure and content of social care and social work education, training and development.
In this way, the journal makes a vital contribution to the development of educational theory and practice in relation to social work and social care, promoting a set of standards in relation to the written presentation of ideas and experience which reflects the needs and requirements of both practice and education.
It is most important that all contributions demonstrate and promote anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive approaches to training and practice.
Promoting Equality and Anti-Oppressive Practice
Editorial Board position statement
The journal aims for the highest standards in its published material. All material submitted to the journal is subject to a process of assessment and evaluation through the Editors, board members, and a group of assessors drawn from a wide range of expertise.
The composition of the Editorial Board encompasses diverse perspectives and vacancies are filled through open recruitment promoting equality of access.
In addition, the assessors and reviewers are actively sought who bring a wide range of perspectives, and in particular the perspectives of oppressed groups, to their assessment of submitted material.
The journal will publish material that reflects the wide constituency of social work education and training. Writings demonstrating and illustrating anti-oppressive approaches to training, education and practice are actively sought. All writings must demonstrate a permeation of these issues. Articles from writers bringing the perspectives of oppressed groups are actively encouraged. The journal will not knowingly publish material that is oppressive in content or style.
The Editorial Board will monitor the implementation of this statement.
The Editorial Board welcomes responses to this statement and comments on published material in relation to this position statement.
Statement of Purpose
To publish an interesting, lively and readable journal of a high standard which reflects the wide constituency of social work education and training.
In order to achieve this the journal seeks:
TO ENSURE that all contributions will demonstrate and promote anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive approaches to training and practice;
TO PUBLISH articles of a critical and reflective nature concerned with the theory and practice of social care and social work education at all levels;
TO PROVIDE an opportunity for the expression of new ideas and proposals on the structure and content of social care and social work education, training and development;
TO CONTRIBUTE to the development of educational theory and practice in relation to social work and social care;
TO ENCOURAGE and PROVIDE a forum for debate on important issues concerning social care and social work education, training and staff development; and,
TO PROMOTE a set of standards in relation to the written presentation of both ideas and experience which reflects the needs and requirements of both practice and education.
Peer Review Integrity
All research articles in this journal, including those inspecial issues, specialsections, or supplements,haveundergonerigorous peer review,this generally involves initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at leasttwo independentreviewers.
Hugh McLaughlin, Manchester Metropolitan University, England
Helen Scholar, University of Salford, England
BOOK REVIEW EDITORS
Graeme Simpson, University of Wolverhampton, England
Katja Nowacki, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Germany
Christa Fouche, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Susi Mapp, Elizabethtown College, USA
Bala Raju Nikku, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Nepal School of Social Work, Nepal
Gerry Bennison, Canterbury Christchurch University, England
Emilio Jose Gomez Ciriano, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Lee-Ann Fenge, University of Bournemouth, England
Jane Fenton, University of Dundee, Scotland
Hannah Morgan, Lancaster University, England
Lee Quinney, University of Wolverhampton
Denise Turner, University of Sussex, England
George Wilson, Queens University, N. Ireland
ASIA ADVISORY BOARD
Vimla Nadkarni (Editor), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Ernest Chui Wing-tak (Reviews), The University of Hong Kong, China
Esther Chor Leng Goh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
AUSTRALASIA ADVISORY BOARD
Christa Fouché (Editor), University of Auckland, New Zealand
Jane Maidment (Reviews), University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Carole Adamson, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Heather D’Cruz, Deakin University, Australia
George Karpetis, Flinders University, Australia
Rosalie Pockett, University of Sydney, Australia
Phillip Swain, Geelong, Australia
NORTH AMERICA ADVISORY BOARD
Susan Mapp (Editor), Elizabethtown College, USA
Linda Kreitzer (Reviews), University of Calgary, Canada
Mary Rawlings (Reviews), Azusa Pacific University, USA
Needha Boutté-Queen, Texas Southern University, USA
Patrick Panos, The University of Utah, USA
John Poulin, Widener University, USA
Letnie F. Rock, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Barbara Thomlison, Florida International University, USA
Lynn Videka, New York University, USA
Charmaine Williams, University of Toronto, Canada