Call for 2018 IASWG Symposium Proceedings Papers

The Local Planning Committee of the IASWG Symposia in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa (2018) cordially invites all 2018 Symposium presenters to submit a paper for the symposium proceedings to be published later in 2019-2020.  Papers may be based upon an outstitute, educational or poster presentation. Papers based upon plenary and invitational presentations or experiential session will also be accepted. Papers must be related to the conference theme of group work for social justice. Papers will be accepted in English and other languages.

Review Criteria:

All papers will be subject to a blind peer review process based upon the following criteria:

  • Relevance to Symposium Theme - Bridging the Divide: Group Work for Social Justice
  • Scholarship - each paper must include relevant supportive references;
  • Clarity - papers must be clearly written and accessible to a wide variety of readers;
  • Technical Elements - paper uses consistent referencing style and formatting;
  • Practice focused - papers must offer an explicit practice focus of interest to group workers. Research or theoretically oriented papers must include a discussion of their implications and/or applications to group work practice.

Formatting requirements:

  • Length: 14-24 double-spaced pages (3000 to 6000 words)
  • Font:  12pt Times New Roman font
  • Referencing Style: APA 6th Edition
  • Figures & Tables: Monochrome only. Please see notes for Authors by Whiting and Birch.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • Stage 1: Please confirm your intention to submit a paper for publication by completing this brief online interest form.
  • Stage 2: All papers will need to be submitted for the review process by 31st July 2019 to Reineth Prinsloo by email: [email protected]
    • Contributors must submit two copies of their papers:
      • One copy should include an author/title page which includes the names and organizational affiliation of each author.  One author must be identified as a corresponding author and include his/her contact information (telephone, email & mailing addresses).
      • The second copy should not include any identifying information and should include only the title and “review” in the file name.

For further information, please contact: Reineth Prinsloo at: [email protected].