The Foundation supports practitioner-researchers, action-researchers, and community-based participatory researchers working to strengthen practice and assess results of practice in a number of areas. Included also are various research, products, and essays submitted by engaged citizens and youth for the purpose of creating a more peaceful, socially just, and sustainable world. The following are examples:
To submit a completed project report or manuscript for publication, follow these steps: (a) read the section above on “Who publishes with SPF?” to make sure your work fits the list; (b) complete author profile (see “Become a Social Publisher”); and (c) submit the completed “About Your Research Project” form or “About Your Product Development Project” form, or “About Your Essay” form. Publishing with SPF as well as access to all other published materials are free (see further below for the copyright information). The publication process is based on the following:
Social publishing involves new forms of online content creation. The social publishing supported by the Foundation democratizes knowledge production and dissemination to foster social progress and individual wellbeing in a variety of social domains. SPF fosters the sharing of ideas among practitioners regarding what works in practices of varying types in diverse social contexts. None of what is published in the knowledge base is the “final word” on practice in a particular social domain but is a contribution to fuller and, SPF hopes, deeper consideration of what practitioners, youth, and citizens in general can do to make our societies better places.
The social publishers included in the Foundation’s knowledge base are the owners of their knowledge and products, but are willing to share them for free with practitioners and people around the world. More information about copyrights of the intellectual properties on the Foundation’s website is provided in Creative Commons. The website’s knowledge base will be an open-access source of practitioner-research, participatory research, and action research that will be promoted globally.