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

Editors
  • Margaret Adamek
  • Valerie Decker
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Peer Review Process

Advances in Social Work is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work. Manuscripts are reviewed using a double-blind peer review process. 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. Manuscripts submitted by January 1 will be considered for publication in the following fall issue. Typically, final revisions of accepted manuscripts must be received by July 31st for inclusion in the fall issue.

 

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 a completely online journal including article submission, review, and publication.

  1. To become a reviewer for Advances in Social Work, you will first need to register with the site.
    1. Select the “Not a user? Register with this site” link.
    2. Complete the information in the profile form.
    3. Select under “register as” the choice of “reviewer” (and "author" if you plan to submit your own manuscript).
    4. Please be sure to indicate areas of interest in your profile.
    5. 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.
  3. Prior to reviewing a submission please read these ethical guidelines for the peer-review process.
  4. Once you are registered as an author, you can submit manuscripts of your own to Advances.
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: Margaret E. Adamek, Ph.D. Editor, Advances in Social Work Indiana University School of Social Work 902 West New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 274-6730 madamek@iupui.edu

 

Ethical Guidelines for Peer Review

Prior to reviewing a submission please read these ethical guidelines for the peer-review process. COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers v.1, March 2013 - Irene Hames on behalf of COPE Council Advances in Social Work is not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

 

Archival Policy

Advances in Social Work is digitally preserved using the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN).  For more information about the PKP PLN, see https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-lockss/.

 

Article Process/Submission Charges

Advances in Social Work does not use article processing charges (APCs) or other submission charges.

 

ISSN

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



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