One of the original aims of the AASFBT was to produce a peer-reviewed journal. The Journal of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy was first published by the AASFBT in 2014. The last edition (Vol3 No1) was published in October 2019 and is available for purchase via the AASFBT website as an electronic download.
In December 2019 the journal changed its name to the Journal of Solution Focused Practice. The original name was in part homage to its heritage, however we recognise that many useful and interesting manifestations of the Solution Focused approach occur in settings that are nothing to do with therapy. Therefore we hope that the new name highlights that Solution Focused ideas are being used and developed in a wide variety of therapy and non-therapy applications.
The JSFP aims to support the Solution Focused community through the publication of high-quality research in outcome, effectiveness or process of the Solution Focused approach and the publication of high quality theoretical and/or case-study related material in the area of Solution Focused practice.
While the journal is published by the AASFBT, it is clearly intended as a service to the international Solution Focused community. The Editorial Board has a minority of Australians and includes prominent Solution Focused people from a number of different countries. The Editorial Board serves as a sub-committee of the AASFBT Board, and the President of the AASFBT is a member ex-officio of the Editorial Board. The Editor is currently appointed by the AASFBT board. In 2019/20 the AASFBT is building a new Management Committee comprising of representatives from various Solution Focused organisations from around the world to help manage the affairs and finances of the journal. In 2020 the JSFP will be published by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The JSFP is a peer-reviewed journal. Manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the Editorial Board who will make a recommendation that the paper be accepted or rejected for publication, however the final decision about publication rests with the editor.
Submissions - The JSFP is currently rebuilding and we will be starting full publication again in 2020. Please refer to the page on Editorial Policy for further information. We are very happy to talk to you about your ideas for 2020. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Inquiries - All general inquiries should currently be directed to David Hains, President of the AASFBT via email
All inquiries relating to the editorial office or submissions should be directed to Sara Smock-Jordan, Editor
The JSFP aspires to harness the diversity inherent within the SF community to assist in building and publishing a journal of the highest standard, one which the international SF community can be proud of. You can read our "Diversity and inclusion statement" here.
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