Did you finish your masters recently eg in the last 2-3 years? The ANZSW journal is really keen to publish masters and PhD student research in the journal. There are such interesting projects being done. There is information here for authors, about the journal’s guidelines and how to register and submit your article.
We are seeking articles for a special section on animals and social work.
The ways in which animals are used in social work or inform social work practice are very broad. The interventions with animals and social work include (but are not limited to):
Animal Assisted Intervention(AAI)where the intervention intentionally includes an animal as part of the intervention process (eg medical assistant animals);
Animal Assisted Therapy(AAT) where the animal is deliberately included in a therapeutic treatment plan;
Animal Assisted Activities(AAA) this includes visits to rest homes, cat cafes etc – less formal activities primarily social in focus.
Family violence and risk assessment – non-accidental injuries to animals is often an indicator of violence in the home
Questions of interest to the editors include:
Are social workers using animals in their practice in any of the above ways?
Are practitioners including animals in ecological / psychosocial assessments?
Are professionals researching either use of animals in practice or the relationship between animal cruelty and domestic violence.
Are social workers involved in the assessment and allocation of assistance animals – guide dogs for the blind, hearing dogs, diabetes and epilepsy alert dogs, assistance dogs (eg for children with ADHD, PTSD support dogs, disability assistance etc)
We will consider submissions in three formats (as per the author guidelines): full articles of 7000 words, research briefs, 3000 words, and shorter viewpoints or practice reflections of 2000 words. All articles are peer reviewed.
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides a platform for research, analysis and scholarly debate on social work theory, policy and practice. 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 called viewpoints offering readers’ critical commentaries on published articles, analyses of policy or practice developments, and reports on research-informed practice innovations.
The journal has established an International Editorial Advisory Board drawn from both national and international communities of social work practitioners and educators. Members of the International Editorial Advisory Board have been selected for their expertise and experience in the publication of scholarly articles in the fields of social work, social welfare, community development practice, social policy, social work education and social work research. Currently, the board members are as follows:
Amanda Barusch, University of Otago, New Zealand
Iain Fergusson, University of the West of Scotland, Scotland
Heather Fraser, Flinders University, South Australia
Kate Morris, University of Sheffield, England
Hong-Jae Park, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Ming-sum Tsui, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Tracie Mafile’o, Massey University, New Zealand
Peter Mataira, University of Hawaii, US
Patrick Vakaoti, University of Otago, New Zealand
Stephen Webb, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
Dale Fitch, University of Missouri, US
Sue Young. University of Western Australia , Australia
Vasilios Ioakimidis, University of Durham, England
Uschi Bay, Monash University, Australia
Judy Gillespie, University of British Columbia, Canada
Jo Warner, University of Kent, England
Nicki Weld, Stand Children’s Services, Tu Maia Whanau ,New Zealand
Stephanie Wahab, Portland State University, United States
Steve Kirkwood, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Robert Harding, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada
In order to improve the global reach of the journal the editorial collective decided to make Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work an open access journal beginning withVolume 28, Issue 1in 2016. The journal will continue to be available to libraries through EBSCO host and Informit, but the change will mean the journal is freely available to the academic and practice community throughout the world. The benefit to authors of making articles available on open access is that this is likely to attract significantly more readers and citations.