Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Greenwich Social Work Review provides a forum for the publication, dissemination and debate of key ideas in social work and in relation to other disciplines. The journal addresses all areas of social work, with emphasis on papers that focus on key global challenges. Specifically, the journal publishes papers that:

  • promote and analyse current themes in social work 
  • debate key aspects of social work within its contemporary context
  • examine issues pertinent to human service professions
  • explore global challenges (e.g. poverty and deprivation) and are comparative by nature
  • reflect the diversity of social work

The journal accepts papers reporting empirical research and theoretical articles.

The journal occassional publishes shorted 'reflection pieces' that focus on current policy, practice and research.




Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

  • Simon Haworth
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Reflection papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case studies

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Greenwich Social Work Review is a peer-review forum. Each paper is reviewed anonymously by two peer-reviewers, before a decision is reached.


Publication Frequency

Greenwich Social Work Review is a biannual peer-reviewed journal; published in Spring and Autumn each year. Submissions are considered for either issue, unless considered for a special issue with its own publication date.


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.

Greenwich Social Work Review is a no-fee journal. Authors are not charged for the publication of their articles.



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