Reviewerss needed for

Australian Social Work

30 June 2024

About the role

Australian Social Work is currently recruiting for Peer Reviewers.

Australian Social Work is a scholarly, international refereed journal with an excellent impact factor (currently Q2). Like many professional journals, Australian Social Work relies heavily on the willing participation of volunteer peer Reviewers, who play a crucial role in maintaining the currency, legitimacy and integrity of the Journal through their expert reviews. Peer Reviewers make recommendations to the Editor after evaluating manuscripts in their area of research, policy and/or practice. Peer Reviewers play an important role in contributing to the improvement of an author’s submitted work.

The Review Process:

Each paper submitted to Australian Social Work is reviewed by at least two Reviewers. Both Reviewers and authors are anonymized. Feedback provided by Reviewers is considered by the Editorial team, who then make a decision regarding the readiness of the paper for publication.

Why be a Reviewer?

  • To join us in maintaining the high standards of the Journal.

  • To gain insight into emerging research, policy and practice innovation in your field.

  • To make a contribution to the production and dissemination of new knowledge.

  • To gain insight into publishing standards and processes which in turn can help improve your own writing for publication.

  • To provide a service to your profession and increase your ability to assess quality writing.

  • Reviewers’ contributions can be recognized through published Reviewer lists, Reviewer Certificates, and/or Publons.

About the journal

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Australian Social Work is an international peer-reviewed journal reflecting current thinking and trends in Social Work. The Journal promotes the development of practice, policy and education, and publishes original research, theoretical papers and critical reviews that build on existing knowledge. The Journal also publishes reviews of relevant professional literature, commentary and analysis of social policies and encourages debate in the form of reader commentary on articles.

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Key Skills and Attributes

Application Instructions

More information about writing a review can be found here

If this role appeals to you, please submit your application via the apply button below.

For any questions, please reach out to Portfolio Manager, Natalie Fee: [email protected]


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.