British Journal of Social Work

The British Journal of Social Work is the world’s No. 1 social work journal. The publication is an acknowledged leader in publishing authoritative social work scholarship both nationally and internationally with over 500,000 articles downloaded annually world-wide.

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Published eight times a year, BJSW offers critical commentary on social work practice, research and theory, as well as book reviews and a unique range of perspectives, including a host of international contributions.

BJSW serves social work educators, researchers, practitioners and managers wanting to keep up to date with theoretical and empirical developments in the field

BASW members discounted subscription rate: £41.00 (normal rate: £127.00) from January 2017 (Vol 47: 1-8)

Print subscriptions include a licence to access the online version.

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T: 0121 622 8405

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British Journal of Social Work is one of two authoritative journals published by BASW aimed at keeping you up to date with the latest developments in the social work profession throughout the UK and around the world. By subscribing – at a specially reduced rate for BASW members – to the British Journal of Social Work or Practice: Social Work in Action, you can ensure you stay at the forefront of practice developments and research.

The Editors of the British Journal of Social Work invite submission of applications to act as guest editor(s) for a special issue with a proposed publication month of September 2016 (Volume 46:6). The guest editor(s) will work closely with the editors to manage the review process for the special issue.

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