Editorial Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work 2017, Vol. 32(3) 273-275 Can an Academic Journal ª The Author(s) 2017 Reprints and permission: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav Promote Radical Scholarship? DOI: 10.1177/0886109917716230 journals.sagepub.com/home/aff 1 2 3 Yoosun Park , Rupaleem Bhuyan and Stephanie Wahab In our first editorial, published in the February issue of 2017, we explained our hope for the journal to become a space in which innovative thinking and boundary-pushing scholarship could be voiced and shared. As we, the new editorial team, learned the day-to-day tasks of running a journal in the months that have followed, we have also been pondering how to actualize those aspirations. The dilemma, to put it bluntly, is this: We aspire to be a journal that publishes radical scholarship that pushes the edges of received knowledge in social work, but the social work academe that generates the authors—and of which we and the journal are a part—does not promote or support such scholarship. Notwithstanding the Hollywood trope of the ardent scholar driven by the pursuit of pure knowl- edge unimpeded by distractions and detractors, the reality of the academe is that we write and publish not only to follow our scholarly vision and ideals, but
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