Journal History

Focus and Scope

Social Work & Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory (ISSN 2209-0878) aims to provide a platform for those advancing knowledge and debate on any aspect of social justice-informed social work, social policy, practice or theory.

With a goal of publishing twice yearly, the journal welcomes submissions that explore questions of: social injustice; inequity; systemic and/or individual oppression; the power dynamics of social relations such as race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, age, region, political economy; questions engaging with intersectionality and multiple oppressions; and various forms of resistance, social change, social policy and social justice initiatives. 

Articles are to be 6,000 – 8,000 words, including references and should include original research or a review and critical analysis of social policy or social work practice applications. Articles should be scholarly and theoretically-based or informed. Articles reporting original research should include research methods and appropriate literature. Submissions social work from all national and regional contexts are welcome.