The Indian Journal of Social Work (IJSW) is the flagship publication of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and is brought out by its Publications Unit. Published every January, April, July and October, the TISS entered its 77th year of uninterrupted publishing, a record in journal publishing, in 2016. The first issue of the IJSW was brought out in June 1940. It focussed on two aspects of Child Welfare - Children in Industry and Juvenile Delinquency.
The main objectives of the IJSW are to:
Over the years, the IJSW has kept pace with changing perspectives and developments in the field of social work and social work education. The IJSW has brought out over 50 Special/Focus issues since 1940. Download Special Issue Catelogue
The Indian Journal of Social Work (IJSW) was started by the TISS (then known as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work) with the following goals in mind:
The focus of the IJSW, over the years, has shifted from ''social work literature'' to ''literature for social work''. While ''social work literature'' is literature specific to social work profession, ''literature for social work'' means literature needed for different social work functions. These functions are broadly conceptualised as practice, administration, research, education and training. The users are, thus, practitioners, administrators, researchers, educators/trainers and students. And therefore, ''literature for social work'' has to go beyond ''social work literature''.
The IJSW focuses on multidisciplinary knowledge development relevant to the changing perspectives of the social work profession.
The IJSW invites submission of articles:
The IJSW, therefore, invites the following types of contributions:
Guidelines for Authors
Communication with reference to articles should be addressed to the Associate Editor, the IJSW. The Associate Editor will correspond with the main author. Download Guidelines
IJSW Editorial and Advisory Board [ Download ]
Abstracting and Indexing [ Download ]
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