Health & Social Work Editorial Board

Authorization and Accountability

The editorial board of Health & Social Work, a journal of the NASW, was established in December 1975. The Health & Social Work Editorial Board reports to the Board of Directors.


Editorial boards and committees retain final authority for the content and selection of manuscripts. The Health & Social Work 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 Health & Social Work is composed of six members: the Chair (editor-in-chief) and five 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 Health & Social Work Editorial Board must have extensive publishing experience, as well as experience in peer review. The Health & Social Work 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.

Questions about the Health & Social Work Board?

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