The Faculty for Social Wellbeing is preparing to launch an academic journal, Studies in Social Wellbeing. Studies in Social Wellbeing (SiSW) is an online, peer-reviewed, open access journal with an international focus on topics related to wellbeing from a social perspective. We look for contributions that engage with research that promotes wellbeing, inclusion, equity and equality.
Contributions are welcome from scholars carrying out research in a broad range of areas related to wellbeing, including but not limited to counselling, criminology, disability studies, family studies, gender studies, gerontology, psychology, sociology, public health, social policy and social work, and youth and community studies. Our journal aims to promote original research which crosses disciplinary boundaries in an effort to stimulate knowledge-sharing in areas related to social wellbeing. The journal aims to have a broad scope, covering research from a wide range of academic disciplines, whilst also encouraging research papers with a niche focus on wellbeing.
We encourage contributions from practitioners presenting their research or reflecting on their practice, as well as from post-graduate students. Co-authored interdisciplinary research articles are particularly welcome. The journal does not adhere to any single type of methodology; inviting qualitative and quantitative research studies that draw on various psycho-social approaches and philosophical orientations. The journal is owned and managed by the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta. It only publishes manuscripts in English. The journal publishes one issue annually. Publication of the first issue of SiSW is planned for June 2020.
Interested authors can contact the editorial office to submit their work via email.
Authors’ submissions will be subject to a rigorous double blind review process by experts on the relevant subject matter(s). The word count for each article should be between 4,500 – 6,000, excluding the reference list. Submissions should adhere to the latest APA (American Psychological Association) referencing style and be print-accessible, meaning that the format should be left-justified and using either Times New Roman or Arial font. For detailed information, please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2010). Submissions should also be written in British English. Authors are to declare any conflict of interest and/or funding sources, as well as details of ethical approval. We accept article submissions at any time, however those authors wishing to submit for the first edition are advised to do so no later than 31 March 2020.