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Ethics and Social Welfare

Tula BrannellyAuckland University of Technology, New Zealand
[email protected]

Antoine J. RogersBrunel University, UK

The Ethics in Practice section of the journal aims to be a space for critical reflections on ethical issues in real-life experiences that matter.  The editors of this section seek your contributions of thoughts about your practice. What ethical values do you think are important? What ought to happen? What do you think is right or wrong about things that you see in social work, community work and related areas of the caring professions? Our aim is to stimulate discussion about challenges or concerns you have experienced. Examples from practice and case studies are welcome as well as blog posts, poetry, and other forms of presentation.  Submissions to the practice section could also include but are not limited to:

  • Critical reflection on frontline practice, by carers, service users, students, policy makers or practitioners

  • Reflections on ethical approaches to research and ethical issues in research practice in the area of social welfare

  • Interviews with key stakeholders such as practitioners or policy makers on ethical issues involved in creating change

  • Innovations in the application of ethical theory

  • Public engagement initiatives, activism and ethical issues

  • Reflections on ethics in the practice of teaching in social welfare related disciplines

Ethics in Practice contributions do not have to be fully referenced as academic papers except for any specific evidence or supporting information you refer to, which should be attributed and referenced. These contributions are not peer reviewed, and publications are subject to the editors’ discretion.

Submission Instructions

For further information please see the section on Practice Papers on the website under the heading:   Instructions for Authors – Preparing your paper.

For any further advice please contact practice editors at: [email protected]

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More about the journal

Ethics and Social Welfare publishes articles of a critical and reflective nature concerned with the ethical issues surrounding social welfare practice and policy. It has a particular focus on social work (including practice with individuals, families and small groups), social care, youth and community work and related professions.

The aim of the journal is to encourage dialogue and debate across social, intercultural and international boundaries on the serious ethical issues relating to professional interventions into social life. Through this we hope to contribute towards deepening understandings and further ethical practice in the field of social welfare.

The journal welcomes material in a variety of formats, including high quality peer-reviewed academic papers, reflections, debates and commentaries on policy and practice, book reviews and review articles. We actively encourage a diverse range of contributions from academic and field practitioners, voluntary workers, service users, carers and people bringing the perspectives of oppressed groups.

Contributions might include reports on research studies on the influence of values and ethics in social welfare practice, education and organisational structures, theoretical papers discussing the evolution of social welfare values and ethics, linked to contemporary philosophical, social and ethical thought, accounts of ethical issues, problems and dilemmas in practice, and reflections on the ethics and values of policy and organisational development.

The journal aims for the highest standards in its published material. All contributions should demonstrate and promote an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive approach to the discussion and analysis of ethical issues. The board is aware of the range of disputed meanings applied to these terms, and intends to support a broad spectrum of views. However, the journal will not knowingly publish material that is oppressive or deliberately offensive in content or style. All material submitted to the journal is subject to a process of assessment and evaluation through the editors and through peer review.

Peer Review Integrity

All research articles in this journal, including those in special issues, special sections, or supplements, have undergone rigorous peer review, this generally involves initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two independent reviewers.
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