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British Journal of Social Work (BSJW) publishes milestone digital edition as part of BASW’s 50th year anniversary

This digital edition focuses on the key legislation and policy landmarks in the profession since 1970, as well as the examination of the response of social work practice and social work as a profession.

This special edition of BJSW is free to read and available online. 

The latest edition of the BJSW is published to both mark and celebrate the first fifty years of this still (by comparison) young profession.

This digital edition focuses on the key legislation and policy landmarks in the profession since 1970, as well as the examination - through the pages of the BJSW – of the response of social work practice and social work as a profession.

This Virtual Issue of the BJSW is, like the first, also something of an event. It celebrates fifty years of the journal’s relationship with BASW, and it presents a collection of fifty articles from this period, reflecting some of our most significant milestones and markers of progress.

It is not a sacred canon, but rather a selection of work that illuminates our growth and evolution. Crucially, it invites the reader to draw their own conclusions about how far we have come as a profession and academic discipline.

It also bids you—the practitioner, the academic, the policy maker, the person with lived experience—to simply pause and reflect on the story of social work as a movement, profession, practice, academic discipline and body of knowledge.

Get 70% off BJSW subscriptions as a BASW Member

Your BASW membership means you have a 70% discount off subscriptions for BJSW (print is normally £144 each year), which is fantastic value.

  • BASW members:  Print and online £46 each year, (£3.83 per month via monthly Direct Debit) 
  • BASW members:  Online only £34 each year. (£2.83 per month via monthly Direct Debit) 

BASW members can subscribe to discounted BSJW now by completing this online form