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.
Issue 3/2023 focuses on the various innovative approaches to social work practice, research and education. In the context of socio-economic turbulences caused by situations and events with global impact, such as the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war, social work has had to activate crisis intervention mechanisms and re-think its strategies for assisting the most disadvantaged populations. We invite researchers and practitioners from the field of social work as well as other connected social science fields to submit papers based in empirical or theoretical work that reflect on the dynamic and adaptative character of social interventions. All articles are to be submitted by email directly to the editors of the issue: Mihaela Popa, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Daniela Gaba, PhD (email@example.com), Social Work Department, University of Bucharest, by March 1st, 2023.
The issue No. 4/2023 is edited by Associate Professor Dr. Nicoleta Neamțu and Dr. Mădălina Hideg at ‘Babeş-Bolyai’ University, Cluj-Napoca. The themes of this issue are: ‘Quality of Work Life among Social Services Employees, Quality of Social Services and The Client Outcomes of Social Work Oragnizations’. We will welcome submissions of articles authored by academics, researchers, and postgraduate - PhD and MSc - students from the field of social work and related domains, as well as by practitioners and managers working in social services and socio-medical services, and public policy makers. Deadline for submitting papers to be considered for publication in the special issue is 1st of June 2023. The submission is electronic only and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
Issue 1/2024, edited by Prof. Cosmin Goian, PhD, and Lecturer Loredana Marcela Trancă, PhD, from the Social Work Departament of the West University of Timișoara, provides a space to present the results of research and articles focused on the topic: Social work, its role, its practices, its future. Manuscripts must be sent by e-mail by 15 November 2023 in a word format, to the two editors: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com. Articles are subject to a double-blind peer review process. The editorial team makes the first selection of articles, before sending the articles to at least 2 reviewers. Articles are accepted on the basis of adequacy, clarity, sound methodology and usefulness for social practice, research and education.
The issue 2/2024 is coordinated by lecturers Georgiana Rentea and Anca Mihai from the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. The themes of this issue are: Social work in uncertain times, such as social work before and during the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and earthquake in Turkey and Syria, events which directly or indirectly impacted the profession. Thus, articles focusing on disasters, digitalization, sustainable practice, vulnerability, and resilience are most welcomed. All contributions should be submitted by email to both editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Submission deadline: 3rd of December 2023.
Issue 3/2024 is dedicated to social work in criminal justice. In this issue, we are expecting articles about the activities of social workers in prisons, probation services, youth delinquency offices, etc. Topics can range from involuntary client subjects, to working methods, to organizations, and even normative frameworks. The issue will be coordinated by professor Ioan Durnescu (firstname.lastname@example.org) in partnership with associate lector Gabriel Oancea (email@example.com). Papers for this special issue could be submitted by March 1, 2024.
Issue 4/2024 emphasize The challenges and opportunities encountered on a daily basis by the social workers and how their solutions can be found in the social work education and research. The articles will be sent by email to the editorial committee: Lect. univ. dr. Daniela Gaba (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lect. univ. dr. Mihaela Popa (email@example.com) until June, 1st, 2024.