Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts 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 member's or reader's efforts to apply or utilize information, suggestions, or recommendations made by the association, its publications, conferences, or other resources.




Submit manuscripts to SWC electronically in the form of two documents: a separate title page that includes the title, a list of key words, and full author information including names, affiliations, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses; and a document without author identifying information that contains the full text of the article, including an abstract of not more than 150 words, references, and any tables or appendices. Use the American Psychological Association Style Manual format (6th edition) for in-text references and reference lists. Submit manuscripts as email attachments to, preferably in Microsoft Word.


At least three members of the editorial board will anonymously review manuscripts and recommend a decision based on the following criteria: relevance of content to major issues concerning the relationship of social work and Christianity, literary merit, conciseness, clarity, and freedom from language that conveys devaluation or stereotypes of persons or groups.


Authors may correspond with the managing editor, Rick Chamiec-Case (