Author Instruction Author Instruction

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The submitted articles will be sent to the reviewers after primary acceptance by the Editor-in-Chief according to the adaptation of the subject to Social Welfare Quarterly scopes and also the structural principles of the article that must be as this instruction. Social Welfare Quarterly has the right of rejection or acceptance and editing the articles. After final acceptance by Social Welfare Quarterly Editorial Board, the articles will be completely revised by the Editorial Team members scientifically, structurally and methodologically and the galley proof will be sent back to the corresponding author for final confirmation. The authors are responsible for the precision and correctness of the content.
Notice: The article submitter is considered as the Corresponding author ‎for all affairs about the article and all further connections and data transmission will be done with him/her. The Corresponding author MUST be from authors.
How to prepare the article file
The entire text should be typed as single column (Font size: 12; Font type: Calibri; Line spacing: 1) in A4 paper size with 3cm margins from top, bottom, left and right of the page. The article file should contain 4 separate parts: Cover Page (1 page), Abstract (1 page), Text Body (several pages), References List (appropriate number according to article type) and Figures (1 figure per each 1000 words of the Text Body)
Cover Page
1- The title of the article should be written at the top (Write the running title below the title of the article).
2- Authors must be mentioned separately in order of appearance on the article with following data.
First name & Surname
Academic Degree (PhD, MD, MSc, etc.)
Affiliation (Department/Research Center, School/Institute, University, City, Country)
(Cell Phone Number, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Post Address and Email are just necessary for the Corresponding author‎).
1- The abstract of all type of articles must have IntroductionMethodsFindings and Discussion sections and should not be less than 200 and more than 250 words.
Extended Abstract: ‎ the extended abstract should be extended to include up to 1200 words, not including the title, authors, captions, figures, tables or references and following section. The extended abstract should be written in English.
Ethical Considerations
Compliance with Ethical Guidelines
Clarify the ethical considerations of the research, such as ethical codes.
Mention if extracts it from a thesis, project or have any financial supporters.
Authors’ contribution
in this section, you have to provide the contributory role of each author on these divisions:
Conceptualization, Methodology, Software, Validation, Formal Analysis, Investigation, Resources, Data Curation, Writing – Original Draft Preparation, Writing – Review & Editing, Visualization, Supervision, Project Administration, and Funding Acquisition.
The example below shows the Author Contributions:
Author Contributions: Conceptualization,[Name of the Author(s)]; Methodology, [Name of the Author(s)]; Investigation, [Name of the Author (s)]; Writing – Original Draft, [Name of the Author (s)]; Writing – Review & Editing, [Name of the Author (s)]; Funding Acquisition, [Name of the Author (s)]; Resources, [Name of the Author (s)]; Supervision, [Name of the Author (s)].
Conflicts of Interest: 
Authors should disclose, at the time of submission, information on financial conflicts of interest or other interests that may influence the manuscript. Authors should declare sources of funding for the work undertaken, too.
If necessary, please acknowledge in this section.
Notice: The abstract does not have any introduction at all and is not an introduction to the article. An abstract should express the maximum data related to the article in the minimum possible volume.
2- The keywords must be Up to five.
Text Body
1- The section titles and word numbers of the text bodies are different according to the type of the article.
Types of articles
Original Articles: An article that is the original product of an initial research on data, whether qualitative or quantitative, and also whether they were already collected during the research, or the existing data underwent secondary analysis for testing new hypothesis. Original articles include Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.
Review Articles: An article that is the product of the author's review and criticism of literature, whether in terms of method or results. The issue facing review articles is usually large. Review articles neither report how to search for sources nor the reasons for their rejection or acceptance, nor necessarily evaluate the sources in accordance with a single predetermined rule. In these articles, summarization of the reviewed studies is done based on a narrative method. According to the relevant ministry regulations, the journal must publish at least one review article in each issue, preferably as a special issue. Review articles include Introduction, Case Study (with main and sub-titles), and Discussion sections.
Systematic Review Articles: These articles like narrative articles, are based on literature review. However, since it is systematic (standard) and objective, its method is tangible and repeatable, as like original articles have method and results. The issue facing systematic reviews is thoroughly specific which already have been investigated and received different answers. The purpose of the researcher is to collect, critique, and ultimately gather all that evidence without bias. Systematic review articles, like research articles, are composed of Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.
Methodological Articles: Different scientific traditions that constitute the interdisciplinary science of social welfare have brought with them different methodologies that are useful to others. This Quarterly journal publishes methodological articles that go beyond what can be found in conventional methodological books, and are particularly relevant to social welfare issues by giving an example. This type of articles includes following sections: Background, Necessity of Method (by brining advantages and disadvantages of the method in finding answers for social welfare issues with an example from the journal or other sources), Methodology, Analysis, issues related to rigor including validity within quantitative research and trustworthiness within qualitative research, Methodological critique of samples in other studies using the method from the journal or other sources).
1- All tables, charts and pictures are numbered in order of appearance in the article under the unique title of “Figure”.
2- Figures must not repeat each other’s data or text data.
3- The description of figures should be clear and complete without the need to refer to the text.
4- Each figure should be placed in a separate page in the original size and the description should be written in the same page above (tables) or below (charts and pictures).
5- In the case of charts, the original excel file (or other formats) must be sent.
In Social Welfare Quarterly, citations should conform to the referencing style used by the last version of American Psychological Association (APA) style, Please use Endnote or similar reference managing software to insert the references. Using MS Word References tab to insert the references in the main document is highly preferred and recommended.
In-text citations
Single author:
(Adam, 1992) OR Adam (1992) proved that…
Two authors:
(Ringsven & Morse, 1996) OR In their study, Ringsven and Morse (1996)…
Three to five authors:
First citation: (Lupton, Brunn, & Platt, 2000) OR Lupton, Brunn and Platt (2000)…
Subsequent citations: (Johnson et al., 2002)
Six or more authors:
(White et al., 2001) OR White et al. (2001)…
Reference List:
In addition, all references cited in the text should be listed at the end of the manuscript on a separate page in alphabetical order by authors’ last names. All items in the list of references should be cited in the text and, conversely, all references cited in the text must be presented in the list. Personal communications and unpublished data including manuscripts submitted, but not yet accepted for publication should not be used as a reference, nonetheless, they may be placed in parentheses in the text.  
Material Type In-Text Citation Reference List & Notes
Book: Single author (Pegrum, 2009) Pegrum, M. (2009). From blogs to bombs: The future of electronic technologies in education (2nd ed.). Crawley, W.A: UWA Publishing.
Book: 3-5 authors (Ranzijn, McConnochie, & Nolan, 2009) Ranzijn, R., McConnochie, K., & Nolan, W. (2009). Psychology and indigenous Australians: Foundations of cultural competence (2nd ed.). South Yarra, Vic: Palgrave MacMillan.
Book: More than 6 authors (Jones et al., 1984) Jones, E. E., Farina, A., Hastorf, A. H., Markus, H., Miller, D. T., & Scott, R. A. (1984). Social stigma: The psychology of marked relationships (2nd ed.). New York: W.H. Freeman.
Book: Editor (Hallinan, 2006) Hallinan, M. T. (Ed.). (2006). Handbook of the sociology of education (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.
Book: 2 or more editors (Dawson & Venville, 2007) Dawson, V., & Venville, G. (Eds.). (2007). The art of teaching primary science (2nd ed.). Crows Nest, N.S.W: Allen & Unwin.
Book: Chapter [i.e. Article] in edited book (Groundwater-Smith, 2007) Groundwater-Smith, S. (2007). As rain is to fields, so good teachers are to students (2nd ed.). In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle years schooling: Reframing adolescence (pp. 151-170). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.
Persian Book (Alavi, 2009) Alavi, M. (2009). [General Psychology (2nd ed.) (Persian)]. Tehran: Negah Publishing.
Journal Articles
Journal article: 6 or more authors (Sohrabi et al., 2011) Sohrabi, H. R., Weinborn, M., Badcock, J., Bates, K. A., Clarnette, R., Trivedi, D., Martins, R. N. (2011). New lexicon and criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Lancet Neurology, 10(4), 299-300.
Journal article online: No DOI supplied (free on the Web) (Thomas & Bosch, 2005) Thomas, K., & Bosch, B. (2005). An exploration of the impact of chronic fatigue syndrome and implications for psychological service provision. E-Journal of Applied Psychology: Clinical Section, 1(1), 23-40. Retrieved from
Journal article online: Digital Object Identifier supplied (Almeida, Dickinson, Mayberry, Badcock, & Badcock, 2010) Almeida, R. A., Dickinson, J., Maybery, M. T., Badcock, J. C., & Badcock, D. R. (2010).Visual search performance in the autism spectrum II: The radial frequency search task with additional segmentation cues. Neuropsychologia, 48(14), 4117-4124.
Journal article online: in preprint archive (Martinez, in press) Martinez, M. (in press). Imperative content and the painfulness of pain. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Retrieved from
Journal article submitted for publication Delgado, Suriyagoda, Zúñiga-Feest, Borie, & Lambers, 2014) Delgado M., Suriyagoda L., Zúñiga-Feest A., Borie F., Lambers H. (2014). Divergent functioning of Proteaceae species: The South American Embothrium coccineum displays a combination of adaptive traits to survive in high-phosphorus soils. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Persian article (Sohrabi et al., 2011) Sohrabi, A. (2011). [Cognitive psychology: from brain to society (Persian)]. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 10(4), 299-300.
Conference Papers and Proceedings
Paper in conference proceedings in print (Game, 2001) Game, A. (2001). Creative ways of being. In J. R. Morss, N. Stephenson & J. F. H. Rappard (Eds.), Theoretical issues in psychology: Proceedings of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology 1999 Conference (pp. 3-12). Sydney: Springer.
Paper in conference proceedings online: Electronic database (Balakrishnan, 2006) Balakrishnan, R. (2006, March). Why aren’t we using 3d user interfaces,and will we ever? Paper presented at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces.
Conference papers: Unpublished (Santhanam, Martin, Goody & Hicks, 2001) Santhanam, E., Martin, K., Goody, A., & Hicks, O. (2011). Bottom-up steps towards closing the loop in feedback on teaching: A CUTSD project. Paper presented at Teaching and Learning Forum – Expanding horizons in teaching and learning, Perth, Australia, 7-9 February 2001.
Thesis in print: Published (May, 2007) May, B. (2007) A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Bristol, UK: Canopus Publishing
Thesis online: Electronic database (Rich, 1989) Rich, P. D. (1989). The rule of ritual in the Arabian Gulf, 1858-1947: The influence of English public schools (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – UK & Ireland. (AAT 8918197)
Web sources
Web page (Australian Psychological Society, 2008) Australian Psychological Society. (2008). Substance abuse: Position statement. Retrieved from
Web page: No author (“Improve indigenous housing”, 2007) Improve indigenous housing now, governments told. (2007). Retrieved from
Web page: No date (Jones, n.d.) Jones, M. D. (n.d.). Commentary on indigenous housing initiatives. Retrieved from
Webpage: No author or date: With quote (“Mindfulness mediation”, n.d., para 8) Mindfulness meditation. (n.d.). Retrieved from

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