Writing and publishing in social work

October 3–4, 2012

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dragvoll campus, Trondheim, Oslo

The aim of the research seminar is to explore and discuss
  • the specific features of academic writing in social work
  • the present challenges in publishing research in (international) journals and their implications for social work and social work research
  • the practice of writing and submitting research papers to journals

The students will attend the 1 ½ day seminar, which includes three workshop sessions as well as the introduction session and concluding discussion. The seminar includes active participation and some work before the seminar (announced in detail later) and will give the participants 2 ECTS. The students are welcome to join the workshop ‘Ethics in social work publishing’ in the Forsa Conference at no extra cost.

The research seminar is free of charge and is open to all doctoral students of the universities belonging to the Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work. The network supports participation with a travel grant.


Programme:

Wednesday 3rd of October

9.00–10.00
Welcome and introductions
Tarja Pösö, Professor, University of Tampere, Finland

10.00–13.00 Writing Social Work Research
Mona Livholts, Associate Professor of Social Work, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
13.00–14.30 Lunch (at own cost)
14.30–18.00       Writing for publication in international journals: the challenges and rewards of taking social work research in the Nordic/Baltic countries to a broader international audience
Suzy Brayer, Editor of the European Journal of Social Work, University of Sussex, UK
19.00– Informal dinner (at own cost)
 

Thursday 4th of October

8.00–11.00
Demystifying the Publishing Process – From Keyboard to Online File
Sofie Wennström, Managing Editor, Routledge and Taylor & Francis Journals
11.00–12.00 Concluding discussion


Optional:

Friday 5th of October

10.45–12.00
Ethics in writing and publishing in social work

Workshop in the Forsa Conference

Moderator:
Monica Kjørstad, Oslo University College, Norway

Speakers:
John Pinkerton, the British Journal of Social Work
Tarja Pösö, Nordic Social Work Research
Stefan Sjöström, Socialvetenskaplig tidsskrift
Sissel Seim, Fontene Forskning /Jorunn Vindegg , Norges Barnevern