Canadian Social Work, the official journal of the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW), it is published in October of each year, and the submission deadline is August 1, 2018.  Due to operational realities, the CASW Board determined in June 2018 that the 2018 Edition of the Journal is to be the final publication. As such, CASW is no longer accepting submissions. Please see below for the writer's guide that informed all previous years' submissions. 

Material submitted to Canadian Social Work is considered for review under the following categories: Articles (2500 to 5000 words), a synopsis of a research project including results (up to 500 words), a program description (500-1000 words), an opinion or commentary piece on an issue (up to 1,000 words), and book reviews (approximately 500 words). Material that does not fit within these categories (e.g., special project reports, visual content) is also very welcome and will be considered on a case by case basis.

Writers presenting articles for consideration to the Canadian Social Work vary from senior practitioners and academics, to beginning practitioners and students who are submitting to a journal for the first time. Please note that content must be written by a social worker. In the event that there is more than one author, at least one author must be a social worker.

Content submitted for publication in the Journal is anonymously peer reviewed by Editorial Board members and other selected reviewers.  An article must include an abstract of approximately 200 words.  

The viewpoints of authors or advertisers are not necessarily those of CASW or the Editorial Board.

The goals of the Journal are:
1. To provide a national forum in which Canadian social workers can share practice knowledge, research and skills, and debate contemporary social work concerns. (Article needs to be written by a social worker and if more than one author wrote the article it is required that at least one author is a social worker.
2. To stimulate discussion of national and regional social policy issues.
3. To promote exchange between social workers in different regions and language groups in Canada, the CASW and its member organizations, and Canadian and international social work communities.
4. To share information about social work educational resources -- books, films, videos, conferences and workshops.

Articles can be submitted in either French or English, and if accepted will be published in the language in which the article is received with an abstract in the two official languages.

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For a copy of the CASW Writer's Guide click on link below.