Session: Invited Journal Editors Workshop II: Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research (Society for Social Work and Research 23rd Annual Conference - Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence)

135 Invited Journal Editors Workshop II: Forum on Publishing Qualitative Research

Friday, January 18, 2019: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Golden Gate 8, Lobby Level (Hilton San Francisco)
Jane Gilgun, PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sondra Fogel, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Karen Staller, PhD, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Susan Robbins, PhD, University of Houston, Rupaleem Bhuyan, PhD, University of Toronto, Yoosun Park, PhD, Smith College and Stephanie Wahab, PhD, Portland State University
This workshop is for conference participants seeking to publish qualitative research and scholarly work in social work journals. The workshop brings together a distinguished panel of editors, former editors, and researchers from four journals: Qualitative Social Work, Affillia, Journal of Social Work Education, and Families in Society. These journals are highly regarded in the profession and share commitments to excellence in social work research and publication.

In this session, the editors describe the aim of their respective journals and the editorial decision-making process. Most important, they will create a discussion with participants about what constitutes a publishable qualitative study that influences practice and policy. Before the session starts, participants will write their questions and comments on 3x5 cards. The chair will collect the cards and  and use them to facilitate discussion. In this workshop, the editors contribute to the scholarly development of the participants by building skills related to successful publications.

The editors will discuss several issues, including how to match topics to specific journals, review processes, features of articles they’ve accepted for publication, how to respond to reviewer comments, and how to address the implications of their research for practice and policy.

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