International Journal of Social Welfare

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Edited By: Sven Hessle

Online ISSN: 1468-2397

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"IJSW is now ranked .... as number seven of the 80 international core social work and social policy international journals that are registered in the H-index of citations."
IJSW Editorial, July 2011

h-index of 28!
IJSW has an h-index (1999-2010) of 28
from Harzing, A.W (2011) Publish or Perish, version 3.1. 4097
© 2006-2011 Anne-Wil Harzing

2012 Five Year Impact Factor: 0.956
Ranked 19th out of 38 in the Social Work Category

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We are delighted to introduce this special issue in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the International Journal of Social Welfare (IJSW). Since its inception, the IJSW has promoted rigorous, empirical, and theoretical analyses of social welfare policies and practices from comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives.

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Recently Published Articles

  1. Special Editorial (pages 235–237)

    Sven Hessle

    Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12105

  2. Editorial (pages 238–239)

    Åke Bergmark

    Article first published online: 24 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12104

  3. Social networks and immigration stress among first-generation Mandarin-speaking Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles

    Yawen Li, C. Richard Hofstetter, Dennis Wahlgren, Veronica Irvin, Doug Chhay and Melbourne F. Hovell

    Article first published online: 16 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12103