Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Advances in Social Work is committed to enhancing the linkage among social work practice, research, and education. Accordingly, the journal addresses current issues, challenges, and responses facing social work practice and education. The journal invites discussion and development of innovations in social work practice and their implications for social work research and education. Advances in Social Work seeks to publish empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of social work including clinical practice, community organization, social administration, social policy, planning, and program evaluation.


The journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange of research findings and ideas that advance knowledge and inform social work practice. All relevant methods of inquiry are welcome.

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Message from the Dean

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Articles

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Peer Review Process

Advances in Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work. Articles are accepted on the basis of appropriateness, clarity, sound methodology, and utility for social work practice, research, and education. Articles are indexed or abstracted in Social Work Abstracts and Social Service Abstracts.

 

Publication Frequency

Advances in Social Work is published twice each year (Fall and Spring) by Indiana University School of Social Work.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Become a Reviewer

Advances in Social Work is a refereed journal published by Indiana University School of Social Work. The journal seeks to publish empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles in all areas of social work research, education, and practice. Interdisciplinary contributions are encouraged. Authors are provided timely and constructive reviews of their manuscripts. Advances in Social Work is now a completely online journal including article submission, review, and publication. All past issues will soon be uploaded to make them available online as well.

1. To become a reviewer for Advances, you will first need to register with the site: http://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/advancesinsocialwork (PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY GET A WARNING NOTICE THAT THE WEBSITE IS NOT SECURE YET, SELECT THE CHOICE THAT SAYS CONTINUE ON)

a. Select the “register” choice at the top of the webpage
b. Complete the information in the profile form.
c. Select under “register as” the choice of “reviewer”.
d. Please be sure to indicate areas of interest in your profile.
e. That’s all there is to it. Remember your ID and password.

2. When the editor thinks a submitted manuscript may be appropriate for you to review, you will receive an email with an invitation to review and additional information about how to access the manuscript from the website and how to prepare and submit your review from the site as well. Details of the review process are contained on the next page.

3. Note that once you are registered, you can easily submit manuscripts of your own to Advances through the site in the future.

Thank you for you interest in helping to promote and maintain Advances in Social Work as a high quality journal in the field.

Please address any questions about the journal or its online environment to:

William H. Barton, Ph. D.
Editor, Advances in Social Work
Indiana University School of Social Work
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 274-6711
wbarton@iupui.edu

 

ISSN

Print ISSN: 1527-8565
E-ISSN: 2331-4125



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