About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The AJPP is fully-open access, double-blind peer reviewed journal with a specific remit for contemporary work which addresses transdisciplinary / multiprofessional work-related enquiry into practice. Applications of new knowledge, technology, discussion, research or practice-based innovation or reflection are particularly welcome. The journal allows for the sharing of experiences and gold standard professional practice.
This journal is committed to accessibility for all and will only publish submissions which have met its accessibility guidelines. There are no article processing charges (APCs) or any other fees.
All those working in a professional role are required to extend their knowledge and skills. This journal enables the bringing together of those skills in a transdisciplinary capacity across all sectors of health and non-health, education and business, human resources, administration and professional services, politics and law and so on. There is a growing need for more collaboration between professionals, agencies, providers and above all, with the people they seek to serve. One of the remits of this journal is to share and learn by analogy as well as promote dissemination of scholarly works by students.
The journal offers:
A global arena for disseminating gold standard pratice and experiences.
An international forum for the conveyance of knowledge on how to measure and report upon key and robust outcomes that matter to professionals and their clients.
A portal for the sharing of collaborative tools used by professionals and organisations experienced in measuring successes or adapting or promoting new methods of practice.
A published evidence base on the impact of implementing comprehensive and client / professional group-focused, practice-based outcome measurement.
The significant challenge is how to create, within the existing and future workforce, the capability to work in transdisciplinary teams capable of effective collaboration; or for the sharing of skills and knowledge amongst peers. The development of such capability necessitates changes in how we prepare that workforce. This journal offers a portal of reference for collaborative professional practitioners to share their experiences and knowledge with colleagues within their own profession, as well as by analogy to other professions.
As such, we will look for submissions that do any of the following:
- Offer a critical discussion of any area of contemporary professional practice
- Describe applications of research findings, innovation or other initiative to an area of professional practice, particularly but not exclusively, which might be considered and applied by analogy to other disciplines
- Bring together transdisciplinary activities in relation to professional practice
- Explore the inter-relationship of professional practice
- Contribute to recent developing conversations within professional practice
- Offer surprising, unexpected and creative innovations within a professional practice context
- Have an emphasis on a professional work-related application
Peer Review Process
Submissions to the AJPP will undergo a blind peer review process by two reviewers. We rely on experts for candid but fair advice in our review process. Referees assess the originality and the literary/ scholarly merit of a submission's argument. We operate a 'double-blind' refereeing process whereby author(s) and reviewers never know each other's identities.
Submissions to the AJPP will be subject to full accessibility checking.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Copyright and Licensing
CC BY The Author(s). Open Access Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Authors are free to deposit the submitted, accepted or published versions of their work in institutional, or other, repositories.
Inspiration for this journal stems from the recognition that whilst there is an expanding field of transdisciplinary professional practice integration of work-related innovation, there lacks a specific transdisciplinary academic reference point.