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) 2018: 0.581

39 out of 223 on the General Social Sciences list

79 out of 253 on the Social Sciences (miscellaneous) list

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) 2018: 0.820

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 2018: 1.49

  • 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

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Co-Editors
  • Lisa Schelbe,
  • Bruce A Thyer
Publishing model
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Journal metrics

1.156 (2019)
Impact factor
81 days
Submission to first decision
135 days
Submission to acceptance
158,950 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-2797
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0738-0151
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