International Journal of Global Social Work is an open access, peer reviewed journal focused on social work. This journal is founded by Prof. Dr. Sabine Bährer-Kohler. The aim of the journal is to keep updating scientific data and information, research, development related to social work, to conduct and advance solid professional knowledge & skills, assessments, and evidence, to extend and develop global & professional attitudes & positioning, national & global standards, interventions, evaluations methods, quality assurance, education/training/academic training contents and professional identity & competency.

This journal brings together research about the broad fields of global social work, which occur across national boundaries, which are related to an interdisciplinary context, to several systems and to national & global challenges.

This journal spans the full perspective including prevention, global mental health, global health, human rights, social justice, values, ethics, social determinants, social change, social development, social cohesion, social protection, social systems, access to social systems, social services, globalization, migration, cultural context, empowerment, advocacy, disability, poverty, diversity, gender, lifespan, at-risk groups, trainings, curriculum and course contents in social work, quality education, remuneration, social work organizations/federations & professional networks, and professional tasks & functions in global organizations like UN, WHO or unions like EU.

This journal publishes manuscripts in the specific fields related to social science, behavioral science, health science, mental health, health promotion, social medicine, psychiatry, psychology, education, sociology, politics, diplomacy, economics, business, ecology, law, philosophy, anthropology, arts, and counseling, including psychotherapy. It publishes article types including Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports, Perspectives, Editorials, and Commentaries. It also publishes special issues focusing on selected topics of social work.

The journal features a team of diverse experienced editorial board, including Founding editor, Editor-in-Chiefs, Executive Editors and Associate Editors. All submissions are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editors and Editorial Board Members.

The entire submission and review process are managed through our advanced Graphy Editorial Managing System, an electronic system, which simplifies the publication process and helps the author keep track of their manuscript submitted for publication. The high quality of its content is assured by a rigorous review process, supervised by a strong editorial board.

Manuscript processing duration

    Internal review: 2-4 days.
    External peer review: 1 month.
    Revision time: 2-4 weeks.
    Acceptance to Publication: 1 week.

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