Social Work Research Editorial Board

Authorization and Accountability

The editorial board of Social Work Research, a journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was established in December 1976. The Social Work Research Editorial Board reports to the Board of Directors.


Editorial boards and committees retain final authority for the content and selection of manuscripts. The Social Work Research Editorial Board promotes the submission of manuscripts to the journal. They develop and recommend changes in editorial and publications policy.

Time Frame

The editorial board continues as long as the journal is in existence.

Members, Terms and Criteria

The editorial board of Social Work Research is composed of five members: the Chair (editor-in-chief) and four members. The Chair (editor-in-chief) is appointed for a four-year term beginning January 1 of the year following the appointment and ending December 31 four years later. Members of the editorial board are appointed to staggered three-year terms. Members of the Social Work Research Editorial Board must have extensive publishing experience, as well as experience in peer review. The Social Work Research Editorial Board members hold a telephone conference call once each year.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Encourage authors whose work improves the practice and extends knowledge in social work and social welfare to submit articles to the journal.
  2. Promote the journal among colleagues and students.
  3. Analyze trends and needs within the profession and seek out article submissions to meet these needs.
  4. Read and rate manuscript submissions.

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Social Work Research publishes exemplary research to advance the development of knowledge and inform social work practice. Widely regarded as the outstanding journal in the field, it includes analytic reviews of research, theoretical articles pertaining to social work research, evaluation studies, and diverse research studies that contribute to knowledge about social work issues and problems.

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