Asian Social Work and Policy Review
© 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Editors-in-Chief: Ok Kyung Yang , Ewha Womans Universtiy, and Martha N. Ozawa, Washington University
Online ISSN: 1753-1411
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.
Types of Contributions:
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.
Instructions to Authors:
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically using Blackwell Publishing’s ScholarOne Manuscript Central website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aswp. Instructions are provided in each step of the submission process. For those authors who can not use ScholarOne Manuscript Central system, the Journal will accept submissions sent directly to the editorial office at email@example.com only in exceptional cases.
Manuscripts must be written in English. The Manuscript submitted should be original that has not been previously published and is not under simultaneous review elsewhere. 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.
The manuscript must be in its final form when submitted. All material of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced. The main body of the manuscript should not include any author’s identifying information. Author’s details should be in a separate title page. A separate abstract page with less than 200 words should be provided.
Manuscripts must be prepared following the APA style. Authors should consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for details. 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.
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Chapter in an authored book
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.
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