NASW Press & OUP Partnership

The NASW Press and Oxford University Press have partnered to publish a variety of journals, in addition to the 20th edition of the print Encyclopedia of Social Work. See below for the works that resulted from the NASW/OUP collaboration prior to Encyclopedia of Social Work online.

For more information on the mission of Oxford University Press, please visit our OUP information page. Visit the NASW Press page for further background on the Press and its aims.

Social Work: Journal


Social Work is the premiere journal of the social work profession. Widely read by practitioners, faculty, and students, it is the official journal of NASW and is provided to all members as a membership benefit. Social Work is 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: Journal


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.




Health and Social Work: Journal


For 20 years, human services professionals have relied on Health and Social Work 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.




Encyclopedia of Social Work: 20th Edition Print Reference


The 20th edition of the Encyclopedia contains extensive coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster. Each thoughtful article is written and signed by a top academic or social work practitioner and includes a bibliography for further reading. Comprehensive and easy to use, all volumes are fully cross-referenced and include a complete index.



Stay in touch and follow up on the latest news about the Encyclopedia of Social Work at these organizations’ major conferences and meetings!


National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Conference

American Library Assocation (ALA) Annual Conference

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) General Meeting

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting

Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference

School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) Conference