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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

New OA journal on social work

Social Work & Society is a new peer-reviewed, open-access journal from the Digital Peer Publishing (DiPP) program of Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia. From the journal site: 'Social Work and Society is dedicated to critical analysis of the relationship between social work, social policy, the state and economic forces. It provides a forum in which conventional views can be challenged, theories about the status and mission of social work in society can be developed and ways for social work to act politically and responsibly can be identified. The journal aims to engage in truly international debate by including discussants from countries all over the world. In doing so, it is committed to constructing discursive relationships between research, theory, education and practice....Social Work and Society is a peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Group of Editors of Social Work & Society. It is an Open Access Publication that is available free of charge. It consists of sections for papers, research reports and book reviews, a forum section with country notes, documents and announcements, a section for critical essays, social reports and country reports and the online-forum SociaList for comments and discussion. Social Work and Society is an online-only journal that is not distributed in hard copy. Social Work and Society is an international journal using English as a standard language. Articles, papers, and reports will be primarily published in English.'

DiPP has also announced the launch of Afrikanistik Online, another new OA journal, though AO web site is still under construction.