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Australian Social Work journal reaches the highest rankings of publications globally

20th Jul 2022

Something to celebrate. We are proud to announce that Australian Social Work, the journal of the Australian Association of Social Workers, has moved into the highest rankings of journals globally.

Through the consistent and dedicated work of the editorial team, Australian Social Work has ranked 10th of the journals in its category, placing it in quartile 1, the top 25% of journals worldwide. This is an exceptional outcome reflecting the quality of social work research in Australia, and our capacity to contribute at the highest levels regardless of relative size. 

More than 335,000 downloads were recorded in 2021 and continue to rise with 2022 already seeing a 7% increase.

The positive trends for the journal continue, with its CiteScore increasing in 2021 to 3.4, also placing it in quartile 1. This score is an excellent achievement for the journal, as it recognises the reputation of Australian Social Work for publishing important and relevant work.

Members can access the journal for free, click here.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers