The Journal of Social Work Education (JSWE) is a refereed professional journal concerned with education in social work and social welfare. Its purpose is to serve as a forum for creative exchange on trends, innovations, and problems relevant to social work education at the undergraduate, master's, and postgraduate levels.
JSWE is published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor & Francis and reaches an audience of approximately 3,500 individuals, subscribers, and social work programs. The current editor-in-chief of JSWE is Dr. Susan P. Robbins, University of Houston. The 2011 impact factor for JSWE was 0.798; the 5-year impact factor is 1.113. Please view content information for the most recent issue and the forthcoming issue.
JSWE is available in print or fully searchable electronic format as a benefit of CSWE membership or by subscription. CSWE members and subscribers can choose to access JSWE online only. Contact CSWE staff if you would prefer not to receive the print issue. Nonmembers do not have access to full-text files, but may search articles by author, issue, or keyword and view abstracts. Article purchase is also available.
Prospective authors may submit manuscripts to JSWE via the ScholarOne online submission system. Author guidelines are available to help with the submission process, and questions may be referred to email@example.com.
The JSWE Best Article awards recognize outstanding work published each year in the journal. The three Best Articles for volume year 47 are available for reading or free download from JSWE online through March 31, 2013.
JSWE is now accepting manuscripts for a special topic issue titled "Military Social Work Education: Innovative Strategies and Implications for Social Work Practice." This special issue, to be published in winter 2014, will throw a spotlight on initiatives developed to educate and train social work professionals and students for practice with military personnel, veterans, and their families. See the Call for Papers for details.
JSWE Electronic Access
The electronic format JSWE offers easy 24/7 access to full-text JSWE articles from 2005 through the most current issue. JSWE Online gives users many search and retrieval options:
- Search by author, title, keyword, or DOI
- Save articles for future reference
- Mark articles for current research
- Order copies of articles
- E-mail information on articles of interest to colleagues
- Receive alerts when new issues are available or about new articles of particular interest
- Access the latest issue 2 weeks before print issues are mailed
CSWE Member Access Instructions
To reach JSWE Online from this page, click the JSWE Online navigation button on the right. From the CSWE home page, click the JSWE Online link under Quick Links at the bottom right corner of the page. Then log in using your CSWE username and password. You will be automatically connected to the JSWE Online page. From there you can explore the many useful features and capabilities offered in the electronic format.
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