Social Work (journal)

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Social Work  
DisciplineSocial work
Edited byTricia Bent-Goodley
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Compass, Social Work Journal
1.145 (2015)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Soc. Work
ISSN0037-8046 (print)
1545-6846 (web)
OCLC no.1605893

Social Work is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of social work. It was established in 1920 as The Compass and was renamed Social Work Journal in 1948. It obtained its current name in 1956.[1][2] It is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the National Association of Social Workers, of which it is the official journal. The editor-in-chief is Tricia Bent-Goodley (Howard University). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.145.[3]


  1. ^ "National Association of Social Workers: History (1917 – 1955)". Social Welfare History Project. Virginia Commonwealth University. 2013-10-18.
  2. ^ "Social Work". JSTOR.
  3. ^ "Social Work". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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