Papers must be no more than 5,000 words in length (approximately 20 pages), and can be authored by one or multiple persons. Academic social work writing of any genre is acceptable. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the editorial board during the winter quarter for publication in the next Advocates' Forum issue. For more detailed guidelines, please review the list below:

  1. Papers should be emailed to Angela García, faculty adviser to Advocate's Forum.
  2. Submissions must be no longer than 5,000 words (approximately 20 pages), including citations.
  3. Advocates' Forum requires all submissions that use information from individuals or organizations get approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Please contact the Advocates' Forum editor and/or faculty advisor for more information about this requirement and the IRB process.
  4. Citations should conform to the author-date system in APA Style, 6th ed., 2010.
  5. Papers should be double-spaced.
  6. Please include the following information in the body of your email: Author(s)' full name and contact info; year of SSA graduation; and title of submission.
  7. Authors should attach their articles to the email (MS Word compatible).
  8. Other material submitted should include a title page (which should only list the title of the paper), an abstract (100 word limit), and references cited in the article. The title page, abstract, and references should all be on separate pages.
  9. The order of the submission should be:

    1) Author(s)' full name and contact info; 2) year of SSA graduation; 3) and title of submission.

    1) title page; 2) abstract page; 3) article; 4) references
  10. References must be cited in text as well as on a separate reference page.
  11. Submissions should be academic or scholarly research papers.
  12. Papers can be from a course, field placement, or independent project.
  13. Submissions should be on issues related to either clinical or administrative social work.
  14. Papers may be submitted by one or multiple authors.
  15. All authors will receive a confirmation of email receipt upon submission. Please contact the co-editors if you do not receive an email receipt within one week of your submission.
  16. Each student may only be part of one submission. ONE submission per student.
Kathleen Valadez, AM ’16

Kathleen Valadez, AM ’16

"SSA is so special because it gives you access to much more than a classroom. You can become part of groundbreaking research, participate in important advocacy work in communities organizing for social justice, or collaborate with students across campus on interdisciplinary projects."