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Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics (JSWVE) Term Paper Contest

August 7, 2014

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(Editor’s note: I am a copy editor at JSWVE)

The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics (JSWVE) is sponsoring a term paper contest.

The term papers will be collected by the JSWVE editorial board and judged by a board of professionals not associated with JSWVE. Winning papers will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of the Journal.

Details for the contest are:

  • Must have a central theme of social work values or social work ethics
  • Must be written as an MSW or BSW student (student may have graduated)
  • Must be nominated by a faculty member (the nominating professor’s name will be published)
  • Must follow the general manuscript submission guidelines found at
    http://www.jswve.org/images/PDFs/jswvemanuscriptformat1207.pdf
  • Must be in APA citation style (except NO headers, NO footers, and NO page numbers)
  • Deadline for submission: May 15, 2015
  • Paper must be submitted by email to smarson@nc.rr.com with a copy sent to
    donnadanddennisv@gmail.com
  • Winning term papers will be published in The Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics in the fall
    issues of 2015.
  • Judges will be professionals who are NOT associated with the JSWVE editorial board

Judging criteria will include:

  • Demonstration of Critical Thinking
  • Relevance to Theme of Social Work Values and Ethics
  • Relevance and Interest of Essay to Social Work Students, Practitioners, and/or Academics
  • Coverage of the Topic
  • Use of Relevant, Scholarly Citations
  • Coherence (flow of ideas)
  • Quality of Writing (literary competence, spelling, grammar, organization)
  • Originality (of topic, ideas, and/or arguments)

 

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