Requirements for Manuscripts

The IUC Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice is an electronic journal published by Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota in collaboration with the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Manuscripts are developed from lectures prepared for courses/symposia offered by the School of Social Work Theory and Practice, Inter-University Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Dubrovnik Croatia. The Journal can be accessed at


One copy of the lectures/article is to be submitted directly (in Dubrovnik) to one of the two editors, Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic' or Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl. If they are not available, hard copy should be submitted to the Course Organizing Director. This is to be followed by an E-mail, providing a clear copy of the text as an E-attachment. This is a triple review professional journal that covers lectures presented at the IUC School. Third, final review is provided by all course/symposia participants, with three best lectures from each of the six courses to be published in the journal: nine in the Fall issue coming from BSU, and edited by. Professor Maglajlic’, and nine in the Spring issue coming from NTNU and edited by Professor Zahl. Under special circumstances additional material - such as for ex. high quality lecture that has been presented in previous years - may be included in the Journal.

General Instructions

  1. One hard copy of the text, and an E-attachment has to be send either to
    Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic,
    Professor of SRS BSU
    FOR Journal of Social Work
    Theory and Practice
    Bemidji State University, HS Box 23
    1500 Birchmont Drive N.E.
    Bemidji, MN 56601 U.S.A.
    or Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl
    Norwegian University for Science and Technology
    Department of Social Work and Health Science
    7194 Trondheim, Norway
  2. Only English language manuscripts will be considered. If your work has been translated to English, please consult with someone skilled in English to be sure the translation accurately captures your material.
  3. Please include the attached permission form with your manuscript:
    PDF (68K) version for download (Acrobat Reader is needed to view this).


  1. Please include the following:
    Title page
    Keywords; no more than five for use in indexing your article on the web
    Summary or abstract (no more than 200 words)
  2. Double space and leave at least one inch margins. Please print on one side of page only.
  3. If possible, please use a laser printer.
  4. Please number all your pages.


  1. Please use no more than two levels of headings.
  2. We prefer use of these heading styles:

MARGINAL HEADING - a marginal heading is set alone at the margin, is typed entirely in caps, and is not underlined. A marginal heading is higher order heading than a paragraph heading and sets off major subdivisions of the paper.

PARAGRAPH HEADING - A paragraph heading appears on the same line as the first line of the paragraph and is typed in upper case. A paragraph heading is junior to the marginal heading and separates subdivisions of material within groupings established by marginal headings.

APA Reference Style

Please use APA style for all text citations and references.

The publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is available from the Order Department, American Psychological Association, Post Office Box 2710, Hyattsville, Maryland 10784, or by telephoning (202) 366-5510. Reference styles are found on pages 189-222 of the fourth edition.

Please note that:

  1. References are double-spaced with the first line indented five spaces and the other lines set flush with the left margin.
  2. Capitalize only the first words, proper nouns, and the first words following a colon (:) in the titles of the articles and of books. No other words are capitalized.
  3. Underline (please do not use italics) titles of books and journals.
  4. List all authors for works with multiple authors. Do not use et al. for references although et al. may be used in citations.

Here are a few examples:

Journal article:

Kettner, P.M., & Martin, L.L. (1988). Purchase of service contracting for profit organizations. Administration in Social Work, 12(4), 47-60.


Allen, J.W., Keon, S.C., Devlin, K.M., Fall, M., Hatry, P., & Masterman, W. (1989). The private sector in state service delivery: Examples in innovative practices. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Chapter or Articles published in a book of readings:

Bendick, M.A. (1989). Privatizing the delivery of social welfare services: An idea to be taken seriously. In S.B. Kamerman & A.J. Kahn (Eds.), Privatization and the welfare state (pp. 100-110). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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