Recruiting for Reviewers

Nordic Social Work Research

31 December 2023

About the role

Nordic Social Work Research is looking for new reviewers with expertise in the field of social work.

When applying, applicants should state their specialist area of expertise related to the discipline and practice of social work and related services.

The papers requiring review will include but are not be limited to the following topics: social work and child protection service practice; community work; professional development; digitized, automated and technology developments in practice; immigrant and multi-cultural practice; critical and innovative methodologies; anti-racist social work; user participation; social work governance.

About the journal

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Nordic Social Work Research aims to promote and disseminate high quality research on social work in the Nordic countries by publishing peer reviewed original articles, with social work understood in a broad sense, including practices as well as conditions and policy.

Nordic Social Work Research promotes critical and pluralistic perspectives from an interdisciplinary standpoint and welcomes contributions from researchers in different social science disciplines. A variety of methodological approaches are represented and contributions include both empirically based and theoretical articles. Studies with a comparative perspective on Nordic countries are of interest. Articles that present studies of Nordic social work or help mediate between Nordic and international scholarly discussions are especially encouraged.

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Key Skills and Attributes

All papers undergo an initial review by one of the journal’s editors, after which papers undergo an anonymous review process by two or more subject matter experts.

Successful applicants will be expected to review a minimum of 3 manuscripts per year.

Applicants seeking further information about becoming a peer reviewer, please use the following link: A guide to becoming a peer reviewer | Editor Resources (

Application Instructions

If you are interested, please click "apply now" to submit your application, or contact one of the editors directly.


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.