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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Ethical. Articles analyzing empowerment, social problem solutions, possibilities and good practices are accepted. Articles which put strong emphasis on problems, attach great importance to them, have features of discrimination towards any group of people will be rejected.

Language. Articles have to be written in correct language. It is desirable that the language of the article is reviewed by the language editor.

Technical. Size of the article should be up to 6000 words, annotation of the article – up to 50 words, summary – 250-300 words.

Structure. Structure of the article is following: annotation, introduction, analysis, conclusions, recommendations, references, summary, and information about the author (name and surname, workplace, position, address, phone number, e-mail address).

Reference Style: APA (American Psychological Association),
Deadlines. Submission before 1st of February or before 1st of September.

Editorial Processes and Peer Review

  • All manuscript submissions and reviews are handled electronically through register or log in 
  • ​All manuscripts received are assigned to an editor, who makes an initial review prior to assigning it for peer review.
  • The Editor-in-Chief makes the initial decision to send a manuscript for review based on the scientific validity of the draft and its relevance to the journal’s aims and scope.
  • Used double-blind peer review process.
  • When a manuscript is sent out for review, the blinded version is sent to 2 referees for the review.
  • Referees are professional scholars in the disciplines of social work.
  • Referees evaluate the manuscript according to established criteria on an evaluation form. These criteria are linked to the relevance of the draft to social work profession, to its value for and contribution to social work knowledge and practice, to ethical principles of social work. Open comments to the draft can be suggested also.
  • The Editor-in-Chief transmits reviewer evaluations and comments to the corresponding author.
  • There are three options of the draft evaluation by reviewers: accepted, rejected or to be corrected following comments and suggestions by reviewers.
  • Final decision by reviewers and Editor-in-Chief - accepted or rejected – is made on the grounds of the corrections, made by the author to the draft

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