Loyola University Chicago

School of Social Work


Where Reflection & Practice Meet

Praxis is a student-run journal, specifically designed to publish scholarship produced by students at Loyola’s School of Social Work.  Praxis publishes volumes each year.  Praxis accepts submissions from all students in the School of Social Work.  Submissions may include empirical studies, case studies, theoretical analyses, book reviews, letters to the editor, and personal commentaries on the experience of being a student social worker. The School of Social Work created Praxis to give voice to the scholarly work of students and alumni. Our mission is to encourage and support the development of social work knowledge that will enhance the lives of the clients we serve, embody the humanistic values of our profession, and promote social justice and care for vulnerable populations. Praxis respects and welcomes all viewpoints.

Praxis is run like any other major journal whereby each submission is reviewed anonymously, and each reviewer will separately make a recommendation for rejection, revision, or acceptance into the journal.  Each reviewer will also provide the writer with helpful and constructive feedback on the article submitted.  If more articles are accepted than there is space, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final determination regarding which articles are ultimately published in the journal.

Manuscripts should be no longer than twenty pages in length and formatted with double spaced text, 12 point font size (Times New Roman font), and one inch margins (left, right, top, bottom). Please put all identifying information, including contact information, on a separate page. The entire review process is anonymous. Email your manuscript to Editor-in-Chief, Julie Key, jkey1@luc.edu. Clearly mark that it is a Praxis submission in the subject heading. With any questions about Praxis, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.