Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal (CASW) has now been accepted to the SSCI!

The journal features original articles that focus on social work practice with children, adolescents, and their families. The journal addresses current issues in the field of social work drawn from theory, direct practice, research, and social policy.

The range of topics includes problems affecting a variety of specific populations in special settings. CASW welcomes a range of scholarly contributions focused on youth, including theoretical papers, narrative case studies, historical analyses, traditional reviews of the literature, descriptive studies, single-system research designs, correlational investigations, methodological works, pre-experimental, quasi-experimental and experimental evaluations, meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Appropriate fields of practice include interpersonal practice, small groups, families, organizations, communities, policy practice, nationally-oriented work, and international studies.

Manuscripts involving qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods are welcome to be submitted, as are papers grounded in one or more theoretical orientations, or those that are not based on any formal theory.


SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020:  0.613

SJR is a measure of the journal's relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020: 0.962

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2020: 2.4



  • Focuses on social work practice with children, adolescents, and their families
  • Addresses current issues drawn from theory, direct practice, research, and social policy
  • Examines problems affecting specific populations in special settings

Journal information

  • Lisa Schelbe,
  • Bruce A Thyer
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.862 (2020)
Impact factor
2.344 (2020)
Five year impact factor
22 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
311,403 (2021)

Latest articles

This journal has 30 open access articles

Journal updates

  • Call for Papers: Reimagining Supports for Youth Involved with Public Systems in the Transition to Adulthood

    This special issue encourages innovative thinking and focuses on papers that contribute to improving outcomes for system-connected youth by shifting our focus or reimagining services and supports for youth in the transition to adulthood. Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, conceptual, and review papers are welcome.

    Submission Deadline: March 1, 2022
    Guest Editors: Sarah Narendorf, Ashley Palmer, Henrika McCoy

  • Call for Papers: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research on Foster Care and Higher Education

    The National Research Collaborative for Foster Alumni and Higher Education (NRC-FAHE) is seeking manuscripts for an interdisciplinary special issue focused on postsecondary education for youth in foster care and college students with a history of foster care, to be published in Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. Manuscripts that employ critical, humanizing, and participatory research designs (e.g., student voice) and that address issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation (and their intersections) are especially welcome.

    Submission Deadline: February 11, 2022
    Guest Editors: Dr. Jennifer M. Geiger, Dr. Royel M. Johnson

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