Information for authors submitting to IJSW:

International Journal of Social Welfare
International Journal of Social Welfare

Through the OnlineEarly system, accepted articles are published online ahead of assignment to an issue. Authors can track the progress of their article and learn when it is published online by registering for Author Services. The Wiley Blackwell Synergy Website for International Journal of Social Welfare is

If you register in Author Services, you will receive free access to your article. Blackwell Synergy Website for International Journal of Social Welfare.

Authors are to submit their papers to site address This system for submitting their manuscripts is generally user friendly, but if you encounter any problems please don't hesitate to contact the Editorial Office at address If for any reason you are unable to access the MC website, simply submit your paper as an e-mail attachment. In both cases, please consult our Author Checklist, Article Key Words for information on how to format the paper prior to submission and to select 5 to 8 key words for the article.

Book reviews:

Kindly send all books for review to the IJSW Book Review Editors Mel Gray or Milena Heinsch, The University of Newcastle, Institute of Advanced Study for Humanity, University Drive, Callaghan, New South Wales, 2308 Australia. E-mail:

Keep checking this website for the latest developments affecting the International Journal of Social Welfare, the scientific journal that offers an international perspective on

  • Empirical studies of social welfare policies and social work practices
  • Conceptual analyses of trends and issues
  • Comparative studies, case studies, evaluative studies
  • Contributions in theory, practice and methodology.