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New community journal: <br>Call for papers
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New community journal:
Call for papers

Thursday, 22nd November 2018

ANROWS was delighted to publish the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children (BSCW) report “Evidence to action and local action as evidence” and the compendium of 39 stories from the field, BSCW Report and Compendium of Stories from the Field in February 2018.

After reading these resources, editor of the community development journal New community Dr Jacques Boulet, approached ANROWS about co-editing a dedicated issue of the journal. He said “there are certainly many contributions in the Stories from the Field which would interest our readership and additional unpublished similar work that would be worthwhile sharing”.

New community is a journal that aims is to contribute to the ongoing debates and mutual learning of all those interested in the theory and practice of community development and community work. The articles span a range of areas relating to human and planetary wellbeing. Gender issues, housing, ecology, localisation and social media are examples of topics recently covered. The journal is published quarterly with refereed articles, stories about projects and events, opinion pieces, reviews and contributions about diverse issues of concern and affecting local communities.  It has a large subscription base and individual issues can be purchased at a cost of $10 (plus $4 postage).

ANROWS encourages you to consider submitting an article or news item to the forthcoming special edition of New community on the broad theme of “Community development: Responding to and preventing violence against women and girls”.  The aim is to share stories of practice from the violence against women sector as well as from the general community development sector. This special edition will seek to encourage reflective and informed practice by community workers (who often have little time to read or write lengthy articles).  The style of writing sought is non-academic but with links to useful resources and references. The journal format is Harvard style and has a maximum 4,000 word article length.


This special edition would be the first issue of the New Community journal in 2019 and is scheduled to appear in February/March 2019.

Non-refereed contributions. Ideally, copies of articles should be submitted before you go on Xmas leave and by-Friday 21 December 2018. The final cut off will be Monday 14th January 2019.

Refereed work should be sent earlier so that the referee process can occur in a timely manner (copies need to be submitted by Friday 14 December).

Network and news contributions 31 January 2019.

This special edition of the New Community journal will be edited by Dr Jacques Boulet with Dr Elizabeth Orr (Senior Research Officer ANROWS).  They look forward to including information about the important work done in your community – perhaps a specific project or strategy or an upcoming event and activity planned for 2019.

To submit your contribution or for further enquiries contact:

Dr Jacques Boulet
New Community
2 Minona Street Hawthorn
(Post: PO Box 3079 AUBURN 3123)
Email: ncq@borderlands.org.au
Phone: (03) 9819 3239
Web: www.community.borderlands.org.au

Dr Elizabeth Orr
Senior Research Officer
ANROWS (Post PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building, NSW, 1230)
Email: elizabeth.orr@anrows.org.au
Phone: (03) 9667 9035
Web: www.anrows.org.au




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