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AANZPA Journal: Guidelines for Contributors
The Purpose of the AANZPA JournalThe Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA Inc.) exists to establish and promote the reputation of the psychodrama method, to set and maintain standards, and to facilitate professional association between its members. The journal aims to assist in the fulfilment of these purposes by the dissemination of high quality written articles focused on Moreno’s theory and methods, and their application by practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
ContributorsContributions to the AANZPA Journal are welcomed by the editor on the following understanding:
- the contributor is either a member or associate member of AANZPA, or a trainee in an AANZPA accredited training institute
- the article is not currently submitted or published elsewhere, nor will be in the future
- the article is not currently being written, supervised or examined as part of AANZPA’s accreditation processes
- The copyright for all material published is assigned exclusively to AANZPA, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media. AANZPA will not refuse any reasonable request by a contributor to reproduce an article.
Journal ArticlesArticles might focus on one or more of the following areas:
- An exploration of psychodrama’s underlying philosophies, principles and theoretical considerations
- An application of the psychodrama method to a particular field of endeavour, social system or population
- An examination of what psychodrama has to offer, and can learn from, other approaches to the fields of human relationships and human potential
The Writing, Editing and Publishing ProcessThe writing and editing process for the AANZPA Journal is designed to support contributors and enhance their work, as well as to maintain high quality contributions for the benefit of the Journal’s readership and reputation. The drafting of an article has evolved into a tiered, overlapping process:
- A potential contributor who is motivated to submit a paper enters into a dialogue with the editor focused on their ideas and plans for the article.
- Although the AANZPA Journal is not peer reviewed, peer input is valued. As they develop their articles, writers are encouraged to seek response from and discussion with psychodrama peers, as well as colleagues in individual fields of endeavour.
- The editor and contributor decide collaboratively on an editorial guide who might best assist the contributor in the development of the article. The editor then approaches the potential guide on behalf of the contributor. The editorial guide provides consistent consultation and coaching to the contributor for the further shaping and content of the article. Guidelines are provided to both parties to support a productive working relationship. The connections that develop amongst contributors, editorial guides and peers are viewed as an important part of the writing process and often result in progressive role development, learning and enjoyment for all parties. An added positive outcome is the building up of the sociometry of AANZPA.
- The deadline date for the completion of the writing and editing process and submission of the article is 31 July, at which time the editor undertakes final editing in collaboration with the contributor.
The current editor of the AANZPA Journal is Gillian Rose Anna.
She can be reached via email using this website's Contact Form or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org