Open Access Social work Journals

A list of Open Access Social work journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Social work is academic discipline and profession

Open Access journals publish papers that are free to the reader to download. OA papers have undergone peer review and are not more or less stringent than papers in closed journals — the main difference is in the business model.

Hopefully this list of Social work Open Access journals will make it easier for you to decide where to publish your Social work manuscript.
We have thousands of high-impact factor Social work journals in our list.Instead of displaying the most commonly known Social work journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Social work journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Social work venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Social work journals in this list are indexed in
If you spot any mistakes in this table of Social work OA journals, don’t hesitate to send us an email.

Open Access Social work Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
American journal of social research2641-3302eSciPub LLC10100
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work1178-5527University of Otago Library659125680.3
Advances in social work1527-8565IUPUI University Library895448876.9Website
Journal of Comparative Social Work0809-9936Stavanger University Library25467147.2Website
International journal of social work and human services practice2332-6832Horizon Research Publishing Co., Ltd.8037.5
International journal of social pedagogy2051-5804UCL Press12424036.3Website
International journal of school social work2161-4148New Prairie Press563130.4
Journal of social work in the global community2642-1763Walden University105830
Critical social work1543-9372University of Windsor Leddy Library18198228.7Website
Knowledge pathing2618-0812341123.5
Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk0037-8054Stellenbosch University - Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk574176322.6Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Social work paper?
You can publish your Social work paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access aims to provide immediate and unrestricted access to research articles while along you to also share it freely
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
If a journal has a relevance of “100”, that means that the journal is fully related to the concept it is listed under. If, on the other hand, a journal has a relevance of “0”, that means that the journal doesn’t have any relation to the topic it is listed under. So Nutrition might have a low relevance when included in Open Computer Science Journals
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations show how often articles from this journal have been referenced in other works. OpenAlex is where we get this data from. Although the accuracy is debatable, it can nevertheless help you get a sense of how prestigious a journal is in general.
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How can I publish my paper on
That's exactly why we made these lists, so you can find a journal that will publish your paper. We at don't offer publishing services.
What is an APC?
Authors usually have to pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review, publishing, and dissemination of published papers in a given journal.
What are the different Open Access types?
The most common types are “Green Open Access”, “Gold Open Access” and “Hybrid Open Access”.