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The editorial team warmly welcome Mrs. Professor Lena Dominelli, and Mr. Professor Malcolm Payne, two prominent internationally social work personalities who have kindly accepted to be part of our journal’s International Advisory Board starting with issue no. 1/2010.
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Review is accredited B+ by CNCSIS


Social Work Review is aiming to be a meeting place for ideas, a mean of dissemination of researches, good practices and experiences in the field of social work. Articles from all areas of social work are welcomed. There will be published innovative articles, researches, and comments of policies, practices and their implications for social workers. Social Work Review appears four time a year: March, June, September and December. Each article is peer-reviewed by two reviewers.

Social Work Review is now launching the Archive Project that allows professionals and the public to view documents that certifies the tradition of the aforementioned review in Romania. At the moment, we can post online the first numbers of the publication that was edited by the “Ileana Princess” Superior School of Social Work from Bucharest, therefore entitled Social Work.

Number 1/2018, edited by Prof. Cosmin Goian, Phd. and junior lecturer Loredana Marcela Trancă, Phd. from the Social Work Department at the West University of Timișoara, is dedicated to the theme Education, Policy and Innovation in Social Work.

Progress in the field of social work is building on the links between education, research, social policies and practice. That is why this number aims to address current issues, recent developments, challenges and vital responses to contemporary social education, research and practice. Social issues such as poverty, demographic change, youth unemployment, social inequality can be seen by policy makers or stakeholders in the social sector either as a burden or as sources of innovation. The choice between the two alternatives leads to the development of adequate social mechanisms and services and with beneficial effects for society.

Manuscripts must be sent by e-mail until the deadline in word format, respecting the journal's requirements, to the two editors: and

Receiving contributions: December 1st 2017
Evaluating contributions by reviewers: January 10, 2018
Receiving final contributions: February 1st 2018
Publication: March 2018

Number 2/2018, edited by Prof. Conţiu Tiberiu Şoitu, Phd. and Assoc. Prof. Romeo Asiminei, Phd., Department of Sociology and Social Work, Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Science at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iaşi. The issue is dedicated to the theme Communities and Social Work. This issue focuses on the relationship between social work, as a system, professionals and the community. The analysis of the symbiotic relationship community - social assistance – professionals involves both a macro-social perspective and a micro-social perspective: the dynamics of relationships between institutional and / or organizational structures and the community or individual, the management of social work institutions and organizations, theory and research in social work, specific techniques of intervention in social work.

Manuscripts must be sent by e-mail until the deadline in word format, respecting the journal's requirements, to the two editors: and
Receiving contributions: March 1st, 2018
Publication: June, 2018

Number 3/2018, edited by Sorina Daniela Dumitrache, PhD, and Mirela Anghel, PhD, from the Social Work Department, University of Bucharest, is dedicated to the theme "Coping with trauma, loss and grief". The main definition of the social work field is working with vulnerable people and people who went through different types of traumatic experiences. But in the recent years, we have witnessed a lot of tragic events (armed conflicts, transnational migration etc.) that amplify the importance of trauma education in the social work curriculum and the need to adapt this field to the new realities of a turbulent word. We invite contributors from Romania and abroad who have academic interests in the topic of trauma, loss and grief to reflect on the relevance of this subject in the social work field, in the context of a fast-changing world. Empirical and theoretical studies related, but not limited to these topics, are welcomed: domestic violence, child abuse, chronic exposure of a child to neglect, sexual abuse, exposure to torture, war, terrorism, natural disasters, poverty, job loss, family members' death; living with incurable or terminal diseases; vicarious traumatization etc.

Submission can be sent directly to the editors: Sorina Daniela Dumitrache, PhD, Lecturer at the Social Work Department of University of Bucharest (, and Mirela Anghel, PhD, Lecturer at the Social Work Department of University of Bucharest (
Deadline for manuscript submissions: May 1st, 2018.
Estimated publishing date of the special issue is September 1st, 2018.

The Special Issue 4/2018 is edited by Dr. Nicoleta Neamțu, senior lecturer at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca and Dr. Maria Carmen Pantea, senior lecturer at „Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca. The theme of this special issue is Levels of Social Work Practice and their Effectiveness. Social Work practice takes place at different levels: from individual-level, to family, small groups, organizations, community and societal level. Especially in the context of the recent crisis, the variety of social work interventions is growing. New at-risk groups and social problems enter the field of intervention, or call for some form of social work action.

Deadline for submitting papers to be considered for publication in the special issue 4/2018 of Revista de Asistenţă Socială is 15th of September 2018. The submission is electronic ONLY and should be emailed to or to

Number 1/2019, edited by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Habil. Dégi László Csaba and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Müller-Fábián Andrea from the Sociology and Social Work Department at Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, is dedicated to the topic „Professional self-care: between need and competence”.
Manuscripts must be sent by e-mail until the deadline, in two separate files, preferably in MS Word format, respecting the journal’s requirements, to the two editors: and

Deadlines: Submitting manuscripts: November 30th 2018 - Peer-review by: January 14th 2019 - Finalizing articles: February 4th 2019 - Publication: March 2019