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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.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Please submit your articles before 1st of February or before 1st of September.

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.

Approval and quality. Articles will be reviewed by social work academicians or practitioners. Article evaluation is based on several essential criteria: is analysis urgent for social work practice, is it relevant, are the ways and methods of the problem solution analyzed, is the article original and authentic, are ethical requirements followed, is the appropriate professional language used.

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), http://www.apastyle.org/products/asc-landing-page.aspx

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