Social Work Today welcomes timely and engaging articles covering the range of issues pertinent to the social work profession including, but not limited to, mental health, substance abuse, children and families, aging, private practice, education, and healthcare.
Guidelines for Contributors
A one-page query, abstract, or outline of your story idea is preferred; however, all submitted manuscripts will be read. Please e-mail your proposal to the editor at SWTeditor@gvpub.com.
Feature articles typically run from 2,200 to 2,500 words, and shorter pieces typically run 1,000 to 1,200 words.
Information from other published works should be completely and accurately referenced in parenthetical citations within the text. List references in alphabetical order according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Do not list references that are not cited in the text. Provide a list of any individuals interviewed for the article and include interviewees' full name, title, affiliation, address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
Submission of photographs, charts, tables, and other graphics is encouraged. Please submit any art or other graphics along with a statement of originality. If the art has been previously published or is based on previously published material, written permission from the copyright holder to reproduce or adapt that art must be submitted. All photos, tables, and other graphics should be clearly labeled and captioned. Tables should be parenthetically cited in the article.
Query and Manuscript
Submission: Send all queries and articles via e-mail as Microsoft Word attachments. On the title page of the article, list the author's full name, affiliations, academic degrees, complete mailing address, daytime phone number, and e-mail address. If there is more than one author, provide information for each contributor and designate one author to handle correspondence. If submitting a manuscript, include a statement that the article is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under consideration by any other publication or electronic medium. Also include a brief author biography.
Authors are solely responsible for the content of articles submitted. The magazine accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies in manuscripts or references. It is the author's responsibility to notify the magazine of any potential conflict of interest with respect to submitted articles and to acknowledge affiliation with any organization or entity mentioned in the text and/or financial interest in any subject matter, organization, or product discussed.
While the editors will attempt to preserve the author's voice whenever possible, all accepted manuscripts or letters to the editor will be edited for space and clarity according to the magazine's style and format.