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Oxford University Press reports major deal with National Association of Social Workers

21 June 2012

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). OUP and NASW are working together to publish the organization’s four academic journals: Social Work, Social Work Research, Children & Schools, and Health & Social Work.

NASW Press’ journals are the leading publications in their field and are in good company with OUP’s well-established book programme, which includes The Encyclopedia of Social Work, a joint venture between NASW and OUP. The expansion of this publishing partnership allows NASW and OUP to accomplish their shared goal of supplying high-quality publications to the largest audience possible.

Niko Pfund, President, OUP USA, said: “Social work lies at the crossroads of academic scholarship and applied research. The NASW naturally plays a central role in setting the course for the future directions of social work—as a profession, as a field, and as a humanitarian enterprise. Given our mission-based orientation, we at OUP are delighted to be partnering with the NASW on this necessary and noble calling.”


NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with nearly 145,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Elizabeth J. Clark, PHD, ACSW, MPH, Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers commented: “NASW is delighted to be able to make its journals accessible to the international market through Oxford University Press. Working with one of the world’s most respected publishing institutions allows the social work profession to expand excellence in scholarship, research, and education for the social sector.”

Social Work is the premiere journal of the social work profession, dedicated to improving practice and advancing knowledge in social work and social welfare. Its articles yield new insights into established practices, evaluate new techniques and research, examine current social problems, and bring serious critical analysis to bear on problems in the profession. Major emphasis is placed on social policy and the solutions to serious human problems.

Social Work Research publishes exemplary research to advance the development of knowledge and inform social work practice. Widely regarded as the outstanding journal in the field, it includes analytic reviews of research, theoretical articles pertaining to social work research, evaluation studies, and diverse research studies that contribute to knowledge about social work issues and problems.

Children and Schools publishes professional materials relevant to social work services for children. The journal publishes articles on innovations in practice, interdisciplinary efforts, research, program evaluation, policy, and planning. The journal is a practitioner-to-practitioner resource.

Health and Social Work is the title on which human services professionals have relied for the last 20 years for the latest advances in areas such as aging, clinical work, long-term care, oncology, substance abuse, depression, and maternal health. Articles also cover research, policy, specialized services, quality assurance, in-service training, and other topics that affect the delivery of health care services.

All titles were previously available directly through NASW Press, and the archive for each journal is now available through OUP. For more information, the latest issues, submission guidelines, or to sign up to receive tables of contents by e-mail for any of the NASW Press titles, please visit the relevant journal web site.

For more information contact:
Lizzie Shannon-Little
Brand & Communications Assistant Manager
Oxford University Press
lizzie.shannonlittle@oup.com
+44 (0)1865 353043

Notes to editors
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