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This Journal uses ScholarOne Manuscripts (previously Manuscript Central) to peer review manuscript submissions. Please read the guide for ScholarOne authors before making a submission. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this Journal are provided below.

All submissions should be made online at the Journal of Social Work Practice ScholarOne Manuscripts site. New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site submissions should be made via the Author Centre.
Papers should not exceed 6,500 words. All submissions will be sent anonymously for the observations of referees. Manuscripts should be double spaced, with ample margins of at least one inch and the approximate number of words should be stated. Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second document all information identifying the author should be removed from files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “File not for review”.
All pages should be numbered. Proofs for checking will normally be sent to the first author named to whom any correspondence and offprints will also be addressed. Footnotes to the text should be avoided wherever this is reasonably possible. Authors should also state the country/perspective they are writing from.
Papers will be considered providing that they are not submitted simultaneously elsewhere for publication.
References should follow the Harvard system, i.e. they should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author’s names, with the year of publication Smith 1984); or if there are more than two authors, Smith et al. (1984). If several papers from the same author(s) and from the same year are cited, (a), (b), (c), etc. should be put after the year of publication. The references should be listed in full alphabetically at the end of the paper on a separate sheet in the following standard form:
Bantz, C.R., (1995) ‘Social dimensions of software development’, in Annual review of software management and development, eds J.A. Anderson, Sage, Newbury Park, CA, pp. 502–510.

Mercer, P.A. and Smith, G. (1993) Private viewdata in the UK , 2nd ed. Longman, London.

Evans, W.A. (1994) ‘Approaches to intelligent information retrieval’, Information Processing and Management , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 147–168.

Titles of journals should not be abbreviated. Illustrations should not be inserted in the text but each uploaded separately and numbered with Figure numbers, title of paper and name. All photographs, graphs and diagrams should be referred to as Figures and should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals (e.g. Fig. 3). A list of captions for the figures should be submitted as a separate file and should make interpretation possible without reference to the text. Captions should include keys to symbols.
Tables should be uploaded as separate files and should be given Arabic numbers (e.g. Table 3). Their approximate position in the text should be indicated. Units should appear in parentheses in the column heading but not in the body of the table. Words or numerals should be repeated on successive lines; ‘ditto’ or ‘do’ should not be used.
Proofs will be sent to the author if there is sufficient time to do so. Proofs including proofs of illustrations are supplied for checking and making essential corrections, not for general revision or alteration. Proofs should be corrected and returned within 3 days of receipt.
Free article access : Corresponding authors can receive 50 e-copies of their paper, (to be shared if more than one author per article) free online access to their article through our website, Taylor & Francis Online, and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article.

Complimentary reprints are available through Rightslink® and additional reprints can be ordered through Rightslink® when proofs are received. If you have any queries, please contact our reprints department at reprints@tandf.co.uk .

Copyright: It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work (GAPS). This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication without prior permission from Taylor & Francis, provided that acknowledgement is given to the Journal as original source of publication, and that Taylor & Francis is notified so that our records show that its use is properly authorised. Authors retain many rights under the Taylor & Francis rights policies, which can be found at http://journalauthors.tandf.co.uk/preparation/copyright.asp . Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Exceptions are made for certain Governments’ employees whose policies require that copyright cannot be transferred to other parties. We ask that a signed statement to this effect is submitted when returning proofs for accepted papers.

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