Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory

A new online, open access social work and social policy journal published by Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney through the University of Sydney Library. More details are forthcoming. Please register to be informed when submissions are open or a new issue is published.


Social Work and Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory 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.  


Donna Baines, University of Sydney, Australia

Jude Irwin (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia

Editorial Board

Malcolm Carey, University of Chester, UK

Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University, Canada

Paul Michael Garrett, NUI Galway, Republic of Ireland

Lindsey Napier (Emeritus), University of Sydney, Australia

Frank Wang, National Chen Chi University, Taiwan