Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies is the official journal of the Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The journal is a scholarly refereed and peer reviewed academic platform  designed to extend knowledge, provide a forum for social work related developmental issues in LMICs, and promote general discourses in fields of social work, social welfare, community development and social policies. It aims to provide the much needed forum for social workers to discuss and debate social issues of developmental significance, with connections to social work insights.. Majorly, it seeks to emphasize exemplary research that advances the development of applied knowledge capable of informing the social work discipline and its broad concerns. The journal aims to cover every aspect of social work research, practice and theory. It is read by social work educators, researchers, practitioners, managers, and concerned scholars and persons outside the discipline who wish to keep up with theoretical and empirical developments in the field of social work.

Social Work in Developing Societies welcomes theoretical, empirical, and systematic review articles that address the following:

-specific subjects in different social work fields of practice, social welfare, community development and  policy formulation

-multidisciplinary perspectives on policy questions and specific issues underpinning involvement of social workers

-particular theme or subject of development concerns having relationship to social work

The journal Editors  recognize leaders in diverse fields of Social Work, as well as provide top-notch guidance to ensure that Social Work in Developing Societies brings social work educators and practitioners, high quality research and knowledge they require. Social workers and other related especially human service disciplines, are strongly encouraged to read and contribute to this practical and informative journal.

Peer Review Policy: Submitted papers to this journal first undergo editorial screening, and upon satisfaction of the journal’s scope and guidelines for authors, proceed for double blind peer review.

Publication office: Department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria