The Indian Journal of Social Work (IJSW) is the flagship publication of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Published every January, April, July and October, the IJSW is currently in its 81st year of uninterrupted publishing, a record in journal publishing.
The main objectives of the IJSW are to:
The first issue of the IJSW was published in June 1940. This issue was on Child Welfare and covered two aspects of the topic at that time ― Children in Industry and Juvenile Delinquency.
Over the years, the IJSW has kept pace with changing perspectives and developments in the field. The IJSW has brought out over 60 Special/Focus issues since 1940. Of these, only 12 are available for sale. Download Special Issue Catelogue
Please click here to see the full catalogue of TISS publications and IJSW issues available for purchase
The Indian Journal of Social Work (IJSW) was started by the TISS (then known as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work) with the following goals in mind:
The focus of the IJSW, over the years, has shifted from ''social work literature'' to ''literature for social work''. While ''social work literature'' is literature specific to social work profession, ''literature for social work'' means literature needed for different social work functions. These functions are broadly conceptualised as practice, administration, research, education and training. The users are, thus, practitioners, administrators, researchers, educators/trainers and students. And therefore, ''literature for social work'' has to go beyond ''social work literature''.
The IJSW focuses on multidisciplinary knowledge development relevant to the changing perspectives of the social work profession.
The IJSW invites submission of articles:
The IJSW, therefore, invites the following types of contributions:
Communication with reference to submission of articles should be addressed to the Associate Editor, the IJSW. The Associate Editor will correspond with the main author.
Please click here to download the IJSW Guidelines for Authors
Please click here to download the IJSW Guidelines for Book Reviewers
The IJSW Editorial and Advisory Board
Chairperson and Editor
Bino Paul G.D.
Sunil D. Santha
Manish K. Jha
Gautam N. Yadama
Bong Joo Lee
Vijender Singh (Senior D.T.P. Operator, Publications Unit)
Neena Barnes (Project Officer, IJSW)
Melody Kshetrimayum (Online Manager)
Gauri Galande (Office Assistant, Publications Unit)
Articles from The Indian Journal of Social Work are abstracted and indexed in the following
Current Contents on Diskette and in on line files such as SciSearch and Current Contents Search
Social Planning/Policy and Development Abstracts
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