Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research

Editor in Chief: Todd I. Herrenkohl


Current SSWR members may access JSSWR at no charge via the members-only page at https://sswr.org/membersonly/.


Frequency: 4 issues/year
ISSN: 2334-2315
E-ISSN: 1948-822X
2022 CiteScore*: 1.9
Ranked #500 out of 1,415 “Sociology and Political Science” journals

Founded in 2009, the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) is the flagship publication of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), a freestanding organization founded in 1994 to advance social work research.

JSSWR is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to timely dissemination of innovative interdisciplinary research on pressing and complex social problems, methodological advances, and programs, interventions, and policies that contribute to meaningful and actionable social change. Committed to publishing social work and social justice scholarship that aims to improve the lives of communities and individuals who have been historically marginalized, JSSWR prioritizes research grounded in anti-oppressive, antiracist, and intersectional frameworks that challenge existing paradigms and structures that produce and sustain social inequalities and inequities. JSSWR publishes a wide range of perspectives, research approaches, and types of analyses that advance knowledge useful for designing social programs and interventions, developing innovative public policies, and improving social work research and practice globally.

The audience of JSSWR extends beyond SSWR membership to the broader population of practitioners, administrators, and policymakers whose interests include social and health problems. JSSWR considers all forms of research, including qualitative, quantitative, comparative, mixed methods, and visual methods. Its focus encompasses research relevant to a wide array of substantive fields and disciplines. JSSWR publishes full-length articles, brief reports, systematic reviews with and without meta-analyses, and commentaries. The journal is committed to rapid peer review and publication, and the turnaround time from manuscript submission to first decision averages 25 days.



Todd I. Herrenkohl, University of Michigan

Managing Editor
Chelsey Baker-Hauck

Editorial Assistant
Meggie Royer, University of Michigan

Associate Editors
Inna Altschul, University of Denver
David Ansong, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Anamika Barman Adhikari, University of Denver
Jennifer L. Bellamy, University of Denver
Julie Birkenmaier, Saint Louis University
Qiana L. Brown, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
G. Lawrence Farmer, Fordham University
Lisa Fedina, University of Michigan
Aaron Gottlieb, University of Illinois Chicago
Justin S. Harty, Arizona State University
Charles Lea, Columbia University
Jungeun Olivia Lee, University of Southern California
Brandy Maynard, St. Louis University
Boyoung Nam, Yonsei University
Jennifer Dickman Portz, University of Colorado Anschutz
Phyllis Solomon, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Stone, University of California, Berkeley
Anne Williford, Colorado State University
Nikki R. Wooten, University of South Carolina
Mansoo Yu, University of Missouri


Mailing Address:
University of Michigan School of Social Work
1080 South University Ave.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106

Principal Contact:
Todd I. Herrenkohl, Editor-in-Chief
Email: tih@umich.edu
Telephone: 734-763-9382

Support Contact:
Chelsey Baker-Hauck, Managing Editor
Email: chelseyjsswr@gmail.com
Telephone: 303-880-9711



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