We are delighted to announce that our hiatus period is over, and Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk is open for submissions.

All submissions need to be made online. Potential authors should carefully read through the submission and author guidelines to ensure that their manuscript aligns with the submission requirements of the Journal.

We are aware that this new online system might pose some challenges, your patience in this regard in appreciated. Any issues will be tended to promptly as we aim to make this platform accessible and user friendly.

The online platform allows authors to track the progress of their manuscript and to centralise all correspondence. We believe this platform will enhance the submission-to-publication process, while maintaining our high standards of publishing valuable and professional research. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk is currently recognised as the number one open-access Journal on the list of the top 50 social work journals in the world, and we endeavour to maintain this exceptional status.   

Please review the new policies, as well as the guides and forms. These will assist authors and reviewers in understanding our processes, values and practices.

Please notify the Managing Editor of any issues:

We look forward to receiving your submissions!