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Guidelines for authors

Guidelines for authors

Preliminary Requirements

Review System


Types of Articles

The EJSW Reference format

Publishing fees:

Preliminary Requirements:

The preliminary requirements of an article, before it processed for peer review, are as follows:

  • Appropriateness of article to the EJSW Goals and Scope

  • The article is original, has not been published earlier, and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • Conformation to the EJSW Reference Style

  • Have an abstract not exceeding 100 words

  • Not exceed 20 pages with references and front page.

  • Writing font of this journal “Times New Roman”.

  • Font Size “12” and title bold.

  • Each page not exceed 20 lines.

Review System: 

If an article meets the preliminary requirements, the article will be processed for two reviewers, which could take up to 3 months. All articles are peer reviewed, and do not published before the agreement of reviewers.
The criteria used for reviewing articles are:

  • Correctness and accuracy language.

  • Contemporary issues and subjects

  • Contribution to contemporary knowledge

  • Clarity and logic in analysis

  • Methodology (for research articles)

  • Implications for intervention

  • Appropriateness of references

The author owns the copyright of the article until the article is accepted by the EJSW for publication. After the acceptance communication, the Faculty of social work Helwan University owns the copyright of the article either written or online. It should not be reproduced elsewhere without the written permission of the Editor (EJSW).

Types of Articles:

As the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (P.P. 10-11), The Type of article that you can publish in Egyptian Journal of Social Work are:

Empirical Studies:

Empirical Studies Are reports of original research include secondary analyses that test hypotheses by presenting novel analyses of data not considered or addressed in previous reports. They typically consist of distinct sections that reflect the stages in the research process and that appear in the following sequence:

Introduction: development of the problem under investigation, including its historical antecedents, and statement of the purpose of the investigation;

Method: description of the procedures used to conduct the investigation

Results: report of the findings and analyses; and

Discussion: summary, interpretation, and implications of the results.

Literature Reviews

Literature reviews, including research syntheses and meta-analyses, are critical evaluations of material that has already been published. In meta-analyses, authors use quantitative procedures to statistically combine the results of studies. By organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published material, authors of literature reviews consider the progress of research toward clarifying a problem. In a sense, literature reviews are tutorials, in those authors

define and clarify the problem;

summarize previous investigations to inform the reader of the state of research;

identify relations, contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies in the literature; and

suggest the next step or steps in solving the problem

Theoretical Articles

In theoretical articles, authors draw on existing research literature to advance theory. Literature reviews and theoretical articles are often similar in structure, but theoretical articles present empirical information only when it advances a theoretical issue. Authors of theoretical articles trace the development of theory to expand and refine theoretical constructs or present a new theory or analyze existing theory, pointing out flaws or demonstrating the advantage of one theory over another. In this type of article, authors customarily examine a theory’s internal consistency and external validity. The sections of a theoretical article, like those of a literature review, can vary in order of their content.

Methodological Articles

Methodological articles present new methodological approaches, modifications of existing methods, or discussions of quantitative and data analytic approaches to the community of researchers. These articles focus on methodological or data analytic approaches and introduce empirical data only as illustrations of the approach. Methodological articles are presented at a level that makes them accessible to the well-read researcher and provide sufficient detail for researchers to assess the applicability of the methodology to their research problem.

The EJSW Reference format:

The EJSW Reference format is based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Citation in the Text:

APA uses the author-date method of citation. The last name of the author and the date of publication inserted in the text in the appropriate place.

If the quotation comprises fewer than 40 words: incorporate it into text and enclose the quotation with double quotation marks. If the quotation appears in mid-sentence, end the passage with quotation marks, cite the source in parentheses immediately after the quotation marks and continue the sentence. Use no other punctuation unless the meaning of the sentence require such punctuation.


Interpreting these results, Robbins et al. (2003) suggested that the “therapists dropout cases may have inadvertently validated parental negativity about the adolescent without adequately responding to the adolescent’s needs or concerns” (p. 541), contributing to an overall Climate of negativity.

If the quotation appears at the end of a sentence: close the quoted passage with the quotation mark, Cite the source in parentheses immediately after the quotation mark and end with a period or other punctuation outside the final parenthesis.


Confusing this issue is the overlapping nature of roles in palliative care whereby medical needs are met by those in the medical disciplines; non-medical needs may be addressed by anyone on the team” (Csikai & Chaitin, 2006, p. 112).

If the quotation comprises 40 or more words: display it in a freestanding block of text and do not use quotation marks. Start such a block quotation in a new line and indent the block about a half inch from the left margin (in the same position as a new paragraph.


Co-presence does not ensure .intimate interaction among all group members, Consider large-scale .social gatherings in which hundreds or thousands of people gather in a location to perform a ritual or celebrate an event.

In these Instances, participants are able to see the visible manifestation of the group, the physical gathering, yet their ability to make direct intimate connections with those around them are limited by the sheer magnitude of the assembly. (Purcell, 1997, pp. 111-112)

One work by one author:

In one developmental study (Smith, 1990), children learned… OR

In the study by Smith (1990), primary school children… OR

In 1990, Smith’s study of primary school children

Works by multiple authors:

When a work has, two authors cite both names every time you reference the work in the text. When a work has three to five authors cite all the author names the first time the reference occurs and then subsequently include only the first author followed by et al. For example:

First citation: Masserton, Slonowski, and Slowinski (1989) state that…

Subsequent citations: Masserton et al. (1989) state that…

For six or more authors, cite only the name of the first author followed by et al. and the year.

Works by no identified author:

When a resource has no named author, cite the first few words of the reference entry (usually the title). Use double quotation marks around the title of an article, chapter, or Web page. Italicize the title of a periodical, book, brochure, or report. For example:

The site seemed to indicate support for homeopathic drugs (“Medical Miracles,” 2009). The brochure argues for homeschooling (Education Reform, 2007).

Treat reference to legal materials such as court cases, statutes, and legislation like works with no author.

Citation IN A References List:


One author:

Maguire, L (2008). Clinical Social Work, (2nd Ed) Canada: Brooks/ Cole.

Mattaini, M (1997). Clinical Practice with Individual, Washington, DC, NASW Press.

Two authors:

Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The guide to everything and then some more stuff. New York, NY: Macmillan.

Gregory, G., & Parry, T. (2006). Designing brain-compatible learning (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

Three Authors:

Schermerhorn, J., Hunt, G., Osborn, R (2010). Basic Organizational Behavior, (2nd Ed) New York, John Wiley & Sons. INC

More than three authors:

Schermerhorn, J., et al (2010). Basic Organizational Behavior, (2nd Ed) New York, John Wiley & Sons. Inc.

Chapter of a Book (Eds.):

Bergquist, J. M. (1992). German Americans. In J. D. Buenker & L. A. Ratner (Eds.), Multiculturalism in the United States: A comparative guide to acculturation and ethnicity (pp. 53-76). New York, NY: Greenwood.

Journal Article:

Becker, L. J., & Seligman, C. (1981). Welcome to the energycrisis. Journal of Social Issues, 37(2), 1-7.

From internet:

Journal Article with DOI:

Paivio, A. (1975). Perceptual comparisons through the mind’s eye. Memory & Cognition, 3, 635-647. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Journal Article without DOI (when DOI is not available):

Hamfi, A. G. (1981). The funny nature of dogs. E-journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38 -48. Retrieved from

Online Newspaper Articles:

Becker, E. (2001, August 27). Prairie farmers reap conservation’s rewards. The New York Times. Retrieved from

Encyclopedia Articles:

Brislin, R. W. (1984). Cross-cultural psychology. In R. J. Corsini (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 319-327). New York, NY: Wiley.

Developmental genetics. (2005). In Cambridge encyclopedia of child development. Retrieved from

Technical and Research Reports (often with corporate authors)

Hershey Foods Corporation. (2001, March 15). 2001 Annual Report. Retrieved from

Publishing fees:

1) 400 $ for researchers inside Egypt.

2) 600 $ For researchers outside Egypt.

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