Canadian Social Work Review Revue canadienne de service social

Managing editor(s): Marie-Christine Bois (Managing Editor/Rédactrice adminitrative) / Editor(s): Jeanette Schmid (Anglophone Editor), François Boudreau (Rédacteur francophone), Harpell (Monty) Montgomery (Indigenous co-editor/Co-rédacteur autochtone), Marlyn Bennett (Indigenous co-editor/Co-rédactrice autochtone)



The Canadian Social Work Review (CSWR) is a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal that reflects current thinking and focuses upon contemporary concerns relevant to Canadian and international social work practice and education. The purpose of the journal is to advance social work scholarship, practice, and education by publishing original research, critical analysis, and debate that enriches or challenges existing knowledge.


Marie-Christine Bois, Managing Editor



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Editorial policy and ethics


The Canadian Social Work Review welcomes articles of analytic and empirical merit (between 4,500 and 6,000 words). Articles may be submitted in either English or French.


The peer review process is double-blind. Papers are sent for assessment to at least two reviewers. Your manuscript is also read by an editorial board member who reads the external reviews as well. The editor, in consultation with the editorial board, makes the final decision regarding publishing (accept, reject or recommend revisions to the paper). This process usually takes between four and six months and authors will be contacted once the evaluation has been completed.

Criteria for Evaluation

  • Does this article contain original research and a critical analysis that enriches or challenges existing knowledge in this subject area?
  • Is the paper well written in terms of its organization, the adequacy of the conclusion, syntax and style?
  • Is the theme or subject well reasoned? Are concepts clearly defined? Is good use made of existing literature?


  • Manuscripts submitted to the Canadian Social Work Review should not be under consideration by any other publication.
  • Your manuscript should be between 4,500 and 6,000 words.
  • Include a cover sheet with identifying information and word count of text, excluding references (the author’s name should not appear in the body of the manuscript).
  • Include an abstract that does not exceed 200 words.
  • Use APA 7th Edition format for references. 



François Boudreau, Francophone Editor
École de service social – Université Laurentienne

Jeanette Schmid, Anglophone Editor
Department of Human Services and Social Work - Vancouver Island University

Marlyn Bennett, Indigenous Co-Editor
Faculty of Social Work - University of Manitoba

Harpell Monty Montgomery, Indigenous Co-Editor
School of Social Work - University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus

Marie-Christine Bois, Managing Editor 

Serigne Touba Mbacké Gueye, Editorial Board Member
Département des sciences du développement humain et social - 
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Ilyan Ferrer, Editorial Board Member
School of Social Work - Carleton University

Émilie Raymond, Editorial Board Member
École de travail social et de criminologie - Université Laval

Paul Banahene-Adjei, Editorial Board Member
Memorial University of Newfoundland