Founded in 1973, the Clinical Social Work Journal publishes leading, peer-reviewed original articles relevant to contemporary clinical practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups. It also presents innovations in theoretical, practice, evidence-based clinical research, and interdisciplinary approaches.

The Clinical Social Work Journal is devoted to the advancement of clinical knowledge and insight of practitioners, educators, researchers, and policymakers

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.498

122 out of 246 on the Health (Social Science) list

270 out of 489 on the Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health 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: 0.766

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: 1.13

  • Publishes leading, peer-reviewed original articles relevant to contemporary clinical practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups.
  • Presents innovations in theoretical, practice, evidence-based clinical research, and interdisciplinary approaches.
  • Devoted to the advancement of clinical knowledge and insight

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Carol Tosone
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.836 (2019)
Impact factor
1.254 (2019)
Five year impact factor
58 days
Submission to first decision
206 days
Submission to acceptance
218,953 (2019)
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Volume 48

Issue 3, September 2020

Special Issue: The Scope of Psychotherapy Integration

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1573-3343
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0091-1674
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