About Advances

Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education

Our journal has moved to open access and is now available HERE as well as via the Informit database increasing the exposure of papers published in Advances.

We encourage submissions from both established and new writers.

.How to publish in the ANZSWWER Journal

The Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education journal aims to showcase material which is of relevance to social work, welfare and community development educators in trans-Tasman and international contexts and, where applicable, to link this with international social work concerns. The journal is committed to a decolonised scholarly space where both the articles published, and the processes of the Advances Editorial Board and Peer Reviewers, actively work towards a collegial atmosphere in the pursuit of high quality social work and welfare scholarship.  Articles that present innovative or challenging approaches to current educational philosophy and research methodology are particularly encouraged.  The material should be original and professionally presented.  However, a diversity of writing styles, voices and methodologies is welcome including, but not limited to, first person and a yarning space. Submissions from students and field educators are particularly encouraged, as are research or discussion articles that focus on field education and practice teaching.

There are four sections in which articles may be published: Full Articles, Reflective Narratives, Teaching Notes or New Voices. All submissions to Advances in Social Work & Welfare Education are peer reviewed with the final decision made by the Editor or members of the Editorial Board. All submissions must conform to the presentation and referencing style of the journal (see “Preparation of Copy” in the below Advances Author Guidelines 2020). Book reviews of up to 1,200 words may be commissioned by the editors. Please email the Editor with offers of books for review. All article submissions that report on empirical findings must include a statement regarding ethical approval, exemption from ethical approval, or demonstrated consideration of ethical requirements.

Submissions can be made HERE

For more information on publishing your article in Advances contact:

Dr Mim Fox
Editor, Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education


.Advances Editors’ Award

The Advances Editors’ Award is a $250 prize, awarded each issue to an outstanding article that speaks to the aims of the issue in which it was published. For general issues of Advances, the Editors’ Award will be for a scholarly work of a high standard, either a full length article or a practice reflection. In addition, for Special Editions, the Editors’ Award will be given to an article that also addresses the aims of the Special Edition. The Editors’ Award is at the discretion of the Editor of Advances, in discussion with the Guest Editors of the Special Editions.


Dr Mim Fox, University of Wollongong, Australia mfox@uow.edu.au

Editorial Board Members

Dr Sophie Goldingay, Deakin University, Australia

Dr Kath Hay, Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Nada Eltaiba, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Dr James Lucas, Deakin University, Australia

Dr Lorraine Muller, James Cook University, Australia

Professor Jenny Martin, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr Helen Hickson, LaTrobe University, Australia