Focus and Scope
The AJPP has a specific remit for contemporary work which addresses trans-disciplinary / multi-professional and work-related enquiry into practice. Applications of new knowledge, technology, discussion, research or practice-based innovation are particularly welcome. The journal allows for the sharing of experiences and gold standard professional practices related to trans-disciplinary work places and/or to enhance professional services.
All those working in a professional role are required to extend knowledge and skills within a practical environment. This journal will enable the bringing together of those skills in a trans-disciplinary capacity. Across all sectors of Health and non-health, Education, Business, Human Resources, Administration, Law, Politics 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.
The journal offers:
A global arena for disseminating outcome measure implementation, experiences and best practices.
An international forum for the conveyance of knowledge on how to measure and report upon key and robust outcomes that matter for professionals and their clients.
A portal for the sharing of collaborative tools used by professionals and organisations experienced in measuring successes and adapting to new methods of practice.
A published evidence base on the impact of implementing comprehensive 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 trans-disciplinary 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 to colleagues within their own profession as well as by analogy to other professionals.
As such, we will look for submissions that do any of the following:
- Offers a critical discussion of any area of contemporary professional practice
- Describes applications of research findings, innovation or other initiative to an area of professional practice; and particularly which might be considered and applied by analogy to other disciplines
- Brings together trans-disciplinary activities in relation to professional practice
- Explores the inter-relationship of professional practice
- Contributes to recent developing conversations within professional practice
- Offers innovative, surprising, unexpected and creative innovations within a professional practice context
- Has an emphasis on a professional work-related application
- NOTE TO ACADEMICS: If the subject matter is related to professional practice or work-based enquiry, then submissions will be accepted from undergraduate and post-graduate students, from all faculties across the University to offer them a portal for publishing their dissertation findings. The student must have received a distinction grade, or if merit have a supervisors letter of recommendation submitted to the editorial board.
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.
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.
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 transdiciplinary academic reference point.