The “Field Scholar” is the section of the Field Educator devoted to the publication of formal, scholarly articles on theory and research in field education. “Field Scholar” is issuing a call for theory and research papers on a variety of subjects. These subjects include best practices in field instruction, measures of competencies in field, school-agency collaborations and innovative approaches to challenges in field education. These articles will be reviewed for rigor and relevance by members of a panel of noted field educators from the US and abroad; the list of consulting editors can be found in About Us.

We are offering an annual $1000 prize to promote excellence in field education research. The first winning paper will be announced at the 2012 Annual Program Meeting (APM) of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and published in the fall 2012 issue. Please click here for information about the Excellence in Field Education Research Award.

Field educators are encouraged to submit articles or nominations electronically to fieldeducator@simmons.edu. Articles should be ten to twenty-five pages in length. Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Please number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. * Also, summarize the article in an abstract of not more than 100 words, and list three to five keywords for database indexing at the bottom of the abstract page. To facilitate anonymous review, only the article title should appear on the first page of the manuscript. An attached cover page should include the title of the paper, professional titles (including terminal degree), institutional affiliation and mail and e-mail addresses of all authors. The manuscript should be made anonymous with all references to authors’ identities removed. The blinded manuscript will be sent to two consulting editors for review.

*Tables and figures should be included as separate files. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with any footnotes identified below. Figures should be labeled. Captions should be double-spaced and on a separate sheet.