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Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts and Book Reviews for Social Work and Christianity

Social Work and Christianity (SWC) is a refereed journal published by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) in order to contribute to the growth of social workers in the integration of Christian faith and professional practice. SWC welcomes articles, shorter contributions, book reviews, and letters which deal with issues related the integration of faith and professional social work practice and other professional concerns which have relevance to Christianity.

Views expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of SWC or NACSW. Membership in NACSW or publication in SWC in no way implies endorsement or certification of the member’s or author’s qualifications, ability, or proficiency to practice social work. NACSW and SWC do not assume responsibility in any way for members’ or readers’ efforts to apply or utilize information, suggestions, or recommendations made by the association, its publications, conferences, or other resources.


Submit manuscripts as email attachments (preferably in Microsoft Word) to SWC's editor-in-chief, David Sherwood, at david@sherwoodstreet.com. Manuscripts should include the author's name, address, phone, email address, and an abstract of not more than 150 words, as well as a brief list of key words. Text should be double-spaced and use the American Psychological Association Style Manual format (6th edition) for in-text references and reference lists.

Manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously by at least three members of the editorial board who will recommend a decision as to acceptance on the basis of the following criteria:

  • relevance of content to major issues concerning the relationship of social work and Christianity

  • literary merit

  • conciseness

  • clarity

  • freedom from language that conveys devaluation or stereotypes of persons or groups

Authors may also correspond with the editor-in-chief by phone or mail: David Sherwood, 2740 N. Crater Lane, Newberg, OR 97132. Telephone: (503) 554-2739 (O); (503) 537-0675 (H). Email: david@sherwoodstreet.com.


See Book Review Guidelines for submitting book reviews to Social Work and Christianity.

SWC Journal

Manuscripts for NACSW's Social Work and Christianity should be sent as email attachments (preferably in Microsoft Word) to SWC's editor in chief, David Sherwood, at: david@sherwoodstreet.com

If you are an NACSW member and have written a book or article not published by NACSW that you would like to see featured in this section, please send the following information to info@nacsw.org:

  • full bibliographic reference

  • the topical area under which you think the book or article should be placed - either:

    • direct practice

    • faith of the social worker

    • community organizing and development

    • administration and policy

    • social work education

  • a short description (between 50 and 100 words) 

  • website address of the publisher or distributor (like http://www.Amazon.com) through which the book may be ordered

Member Books & Articles

If you have suggestions regarding books or articles that you think should be added to the NACSW Bibliography, please send the following information to info@nacsw.org:

  • full bibliographic reference, including:


    • author/editor first and last name(s)


    • title


    • publisher


    • year published


    • periodical title, if applicable


    • volume number, if applicable


  • a short abstract (between 25 and 100 words - this is optional


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