Asian Social Work and Policy Review
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Editors-in-Chief: Ok Kyung Yang, Ewha Womans University, and Martha N. Ozawa, Washington University
Online ISSN: 1753-1411
Thank you for your interest in The Asian Social Work and Policy Review. Please read the complete Author Guidelines carefully prior to submission, including the section on copyright. To ensure fast peer review and publication, manuscripts that do not adhere to the following instructions will be returned to the corresponding author for technical revision before undergoing peer review.
Note that all submissions must be written in English. Submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium. The manuscript must be in its final form when submitted
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EDITORIAL AND CONTENT CONSIDERATIONS
Aims and Scope
There is a growing recognition that major social trends, such as the process of globalization, rapidly changing demography, increasing psycho-social difficulties in individuals and families, growing economic disparities within and between the nations, and international migration, present important challenges for social policies and social work practices in Asia. It also has become evident that social policy strategies and social work methods must be developed and implemented in the context of Asian region's own histories, cultures, and unique developmental trajectories in order to respond effectively to those emerging challenges.
The Asian Social Work and Policy Review seeks to encourage exchanges of original ideas, rigorous analysis of experiences, innovative practice methods founded on local knowledge and skills of problem solving in the areas of social work and social policy between various countries in Asia.
The Asian Social Work and Policy Review publishes theoretical and empirical papers, as well as brief communications on social work and policy practice methods by Asian scholars and those interested in Asian social policy and social work issues. The Journal encourages submissions from interdisciplinary studies from the various fields of the applied social sciences.
The Asian Social Work and Policy Review is a peer-reviewed journal. All original theoretical or empirical papers are reviewed anonymously by members of the editorial board and others.
Plagiarism Detection. The journal employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journal you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
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MANUSCRIPT CATEGORIES AND LENGTH
The journal welcomes the following types of manuscripts for publication.
1. Original Theoretical and Empirical Papers: Research-based articles dealing with subjects of social work and social policy issues of the Asian region. In particular, the journal seeks articles from all those concerned with social work and policy issues of Asia. The priority is given to articles contributing to development of knowledge or to theoretical understanding of social work and/or policy practice, method, research, and history in Asia. The text part of the manuscripts should be no longer than 17 double-spaced pages.
2. Brief Communications: Shorter articles on social work and policy practice method development. The journal seeks brief notes on the development of innovative intervention method or new policy development in the Asian region. The journal welcomes manuscripts from social work and policy practitioners as well as researchers. The manuscripts should be no longer than 6 double-spaced pages.
PREPARING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
Manuscripts should follow the style of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). The APA website includes a range of resources for authors learning to write in APA style, including An overview of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; free tutorials on APA Style basics and an APA Style Blog.
Parts of the Manuscript
The manuscript should be submitted in separate files: title page; main text file; figures.
The title page should contain (i) a short informative title that contains the major key words. The title should not contain abbreviations; (ii) the full names of the authors; (iii) the author's institutional affiliations at which the work was carried out; (iv) the full postal and email address, plus telephone number, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent; (v) acknowledgements. The present address of any author, if different from that where the work was carried out, should be supplied in a footnote.
As papers are double-blind peer reviewed the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. The main text of the manuscript should be presented in the following order:
(i) an abstract of no more than 200 words, (ii) and key words, (iii) text, (iv) endnotes, (v) references, (vi) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes), (vii) figure legends. Figures should be submitted as separate files.
Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate, information contained in the text. Number tables consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Type tables on a separate page with the legend above. Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the table, legend and footnotes must be understandable without reference to the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Column headings should be brief, with units of measurement in parentheses; all abbreviations must be defined in footnotes. Footnote symbols: †, ‡, §, ¶, should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values. Statistical measures such as SD or SEM should be identified in the headings.
Legends should be concise but comprehensive – the figure and its legend must be understandable without reference to the text. Include definitions of any symbols used and define/explain all abbreviations and units of measurement.
All illustrations (line drawings and photographs) are classified as figures. Figures should be numbered using Arabic numerals, and cited in consecutive order in the text. Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name.
Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication. Wiley’s guidelines for electronic preparation of figures can be found here: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp
Supporting information is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background and may include tables, figures, videos, datasets, etc. This material can be submitted with your manuscript, and will appear online, without editing or typesetting. Guidelines on how to prepare this material and which formats and files sizes are acceptable can be found at: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppmat.asp
Please note that the provision of supporting information is not encouraged as a general rule. It will be assessed critically by reviewers and editors and will only be accepted if it is essential.References
All text citations should quote the last names of the authors and the year of publication (Chun & Sringer, 2005). For articles by more than two authors, write out all names the first time and then use the first author and “et al.”
A typed, double-spaced list of all references cited in the text should be included in a section titled, “Reference,” at the end of the manuscript. Arrange the list in alphabetical order of last names and, within author(s) in chronological order (most recent first). If non-English references are included, please translate the title in English.
Bane, M. J., & Ellwood, D. T. (1994). Welfare realities: From rhetoric to reform. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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Bradley, R. H. (1994). The HOME Inventory: Review and reflections. In H. Reese (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (pp. 241-288). San Diego: Academic Press.
Lee, B. J. (2007). Adoption in Korea: Current status and future prospects. International Journal of Social Welfare, 16, 75-83.
• Two Word-files need to be included upon submission: A title page file and a main text file that includes all parts of the text in the sequence indicated in the section 'Parts of the manuscript', including tables and figure legends but excluding figures which should be supplied separately.
• The main text file should be prepared using Microsoft Word, doubled-spaced. The top, bottom and side margins should be 30 mm. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner, beginning with the first page of the main text file.
• Each figure should be supplied as a separate file, with the figure number incorporated in the file name. For submission, low-resolution figures saved as .jpg or .bmp files should be uploaded, for ease of transmission during the review process. Upon acceptance of the article, high-resolution figures (at least 300 d.p.i.) saved as .eps or .tif files will be required.
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PUBLICATION PROCESS AFTER ACCEPTANCE
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Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.
Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.
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Author Guidelines updated 9 June 2015