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 2013 impact factor for JSWE was 0.439. 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

JSWE occasionally invites submissions for special issues or special sections of the journal. Currently, no calls for submissions are open.

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 year 48 are available for reading or free download from Taylor & Francis Online.

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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