Focus and Scope

The journal aims to support practitioners and academics alike through its discussions of matters relevant to Social Work Practice.

This journal publishes two types of peer-reviewed scientific articles on subjects of importance for social work, with a special emphasis on comparative research on different aspects.

This includes:

  • Comparative studies
  • Single site studies that also generate insight and knowledge in various geographical/cultural and national settings.

We also welcome essays discussing/reflecting relevant subjects from an individual point of view, and at least two members of our editorial board will review such papers (maximum of 3,000  words).

The JCSW was founded in 2006 and is currently hosted by the University of Stavanger, in cooperation with the University of Agder and the University of Nordland.

From 2010 onwards, it has been published biannually, in April and November.