Journal of Social Work Education

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. Joanne Yaffe, University of Utah. The most recent impact factor for JSWE (2017) was 1.0. 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 choose whether to purchase a print-on-demand subscription in addition to online access. Individuals who are not CSWE members 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.

Special Calls for Submissions

The Journal of Social Work Education invites submissions for a special issue titled "Advancing Social Work Education to Meet the Grand Challenge of Ending Homelessness" to be published in 2020.

Copyright Permissions

If you are interested in reprinting copyrighted material from JSWE, please contact the journal's publisher, Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Manuscript Submissions

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

JSWE Awards

The JSWE Best Article awards recognize outstanding work published each year in the journal. The Best Article award winners and honorable mentions for Volume 51 are available for reading or free download from Taylor & Francis Online.

JSWE Electronic Access

The electronic format JSWE offers easy 24/7 access to the complete run of full-text JSWE articles. 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

Member access through the CSWE website is temporarily unavailable. Members have been issued codes by JSWE's publisher, Taylor & Francis, so that they can access all journal articles directly through Taylor & Francis Online. 

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Winter 2018
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