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Praxis

Where Reflection & Practice Meet

Praxis is a student-run journal, specifically designed to publish scholarship produced by students at Loyola’s School of Social Work.  Praxis publishes volumes each year.  Praxis accepts submissions from all students in the School of Social Work.  Submissions may include empirical studies, case studies, theoretical analyses, book reviews, letters to the editor, and personal commentaries on the experience of being a student social worker. The School of Social Work created Praxis to give voice to the scholarly work of students and alumni. Our mission is to encourage and support the development of social work knowledge that will enhance the lives of the clients we serve, embody the humanistic values of our profession, and promote social justice and care for vulnerable populations. Praxis respects and welcomes all viewpoints.

Praxis is run like any other major journal whereby each submission is reviewed anonymously, and each reviewer will separately make a recommendation for rejection, revision, or acceptance into the journal.  Each reviewer will also provide the writer with helpful and constructive feedback on the article submitted.  If more articles are accepted than there is space, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final determination regarding which articles are ultimately published in the journal.

Manuscripts should be no longer than twenty pages in length and formatted with double spaced text, 12 point font size (Times New Roman font), and one inch margins (left, right, top, bottom). Please put all identifying information, including contact information, on a separate page. The entire review process is anonymous. Email your manuscript to Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Walsh (awalsh6@luc.edu). Clearly mark that it is a Praxis submission in the subject heading. With any questions about Praxis, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.

Submission Guidelines

The Editorial Board welcomes manuscripts from School of Social Work students that provide insight into clinical, policy, and research issues in the field of social work. Journal submissions can be class papers, research projects, fieldwork experiences, or personal reflections about being a social work student. Submissions can also include research on or reflections about experiences with a particular program, practice area, population, model, or theory.


Praxis is publishes volumes annually and manuscripts are accepted throughout the year. Each submission is reviewed anonymously, and each reviewer will separately make a recommendation for rejection, revision, or acceptance into the journal.  Each reviewer will also provide the writer with helpful and constructive feedback on the article submitted.  If more articles are accepted than there is space, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final determination regarding which articles are ultimately published in the journal.


Formatting

       • Provide your submission as a Microsoft Word document file (.doc)
       • Double-spaced
       • 12-point font
       • One-inch margins 
       • No longer than 20 pages
       • Omit name(s) of author(s) from the manuscript
       • Name and contact information for the author(s) should only be on the title page

To submit your manuscript, please email Editor-in Chief, Amanda Walsh, at awalsh6@luc.edu. Clearly mark that it is a Praxis submission in the subject heading. 

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