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Journal: Social Work & Christianity

Social Work & Christianity

NACSW’s Journal, Social Work and Christianity (SWC) publishes articles, shorter contributions, book reviews, and letters which deal with issues related to 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.

Free Member Access

Free online access to current and archived issues of Social Work and Christianity going back to 1974 is one of the complimentary benefits included with individual or organizational membership in NACSW.

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Non-members, please contact the NACSW office at info@nacsw.org for information.

Past issues of Social Work and Christianity are available for purchase.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions to Social Work and Christianity are available to libraries and organizations at a subscription rate of $124 per year (or $142/year in US dollars for institutions in Canada and overseas). To order a subscription, contact info@nacsw.org or go to the online bookstore.

Manuscript Submissions

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Manuscript Submission Guidelines
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.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS: 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 (current edition) for in-text references and reference lists. Submit manuscripts as email attachments to rick@nacsw.org, 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. The journal editorial team will make final decisions.

Authors may correspond with the managing editor by email or phone: Rick Chamiec-Case (rick@nacsw.org); 203.270.8780.

 

Sample Articles

SWC Article - Winter 2017 (44:4)
Integrating Faith and Practice: A Qualitative Study of Staff Motivation by Kris Hohn, Mary McCoy, Dorothea Ivey, Paula Ugochukwu Ude, & Regina T. Praetorius

http://www.nacsw.org//Publications/SWC/SWC44_4Sample.pdf 

SWC Article - Fall 2017 (44:3)
Christian Social Workers’ Views and Integration of Clients’ Religion and Spirituality in Practice by Holly K. Oxhandler & James W. Ellor

http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/SWC/SWC44_3Sample.pdf 

SWC Article - Spring & Summer 2017 (44:1&2)
Dealing Competently, Ethically, and Faithfully with Hard Issues: The Difficult but Necessary Road by David Sherwood

http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/SWC/SWC44_1&2Sample.pdf 

 

 

Sample Full Issue

SWC Full Issue - Winter 2015 (42:1)
Special Issue: Spirituality and Trauma

http://www.nacsw.org/Publications/SWC/SWC42_1.pdf 

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