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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

For a Special Issue on
Practice Research in Asia and the Pacific: Practice-based evidence and knowledge

Abstract deadline
15 August 2022

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Terry T.F. Leung, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
[email protected]

Professor Ian Shaw, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York
[email protected]

Dr To Siu-ming, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
[email protected]

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Practice Research in Asia and the Pacific: Practice-based evidence and knowledge

• Social workers have long recognized the importance of practice research – through a critical examination of practices and development of new ideas or services based on experience – as a factor influencing the social work practice that promotes the well-being of service users. This implies the importance of curiosity about practice, and the generation of knowledge directly from practice itself in a grounded way.
• The term ‘practice research’ has been used in different ways. To avoid confusion, papers to be published in this issue may report: projects planned, carried out, written up, (and sometimes also disseminated, and carried through to utilization) only by practitioners, either singly or jointly, OR research carried out where practitioners are in equal partnership with academic researchers, but where the problem is primarily one of practice. In both cases the feedback loop that takes the implications of research findings to practitioners, managers and policy makers is the raison-d’être of practice research.
• This special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development seeks to feature works that further develop a good understanding of the practice research in, about and for social work and development across the countries of Asia and the Pacific, which have their origin in government agencies, non-government organisations, or community development projects. While we expect most articles will report actual studies, we also welcome submissions that introduce and assess innovative practice research strategies or programmes.

Submission Instructions

• Manuscripts are invited for:
i. Practice Concepts and Innovations (10-12 pages max or 4500 words max)
ii. Research manuscripts (20-21 pages max or 6500 words max)
• All abstracts (not more than 300 words) should be sent directly by email to Terry Leung the Journal Co-Editor at [email protected].
• Authors will be notified of decisions on whether the abstracts are accepted by 30 September 2022.
• Full manuscripts of accepted abstracts should be submitted by 31 December 2022 through the regular submission process of the journal via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rswd, indicating the Practice Research special issue in the submission portal.
• Inquiries can be directed to Jenny Yeo the Journal Administrator at [email protected].

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