Social Work in Public Health
Social Work in Public Health
Journal Title: Social Work in Public Health
ISSN: 1937-1918
ISSN Online: 1937-190X
Publication Frequency: 7 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: Social Work in Public Health (recently re-titled from the Journal of Health & Social Policy to better reflect its focus) provides a much-needed forum for social workers and those in health and health-related professions. This crucial journal focuses on all aspects of policy and social and health care considerations in policy-related matters, including its development, formulation, implementation, evaluation, review, and revision. By blending conceptual and practical considerations, Social Work in Public Health enables authors from many disciplines to examine health and social policy issues, concerns, and questions. This valuable resource also presents leading policymakers, as well as representatives affected by particular public and social policy, who discuss and debate new policies, giving readers special insight into policy formulation. Types of articles in Social Work in Public Health include: specific subjects such as primary prevention, health care strategies of various ethnic groups, and financial aspects in policy formulation articles by minority authors on all aspects of the field multidisciplinary perspectives on policy questions and specific issues articles that are centered on a particular theme or subject, such as homelessness, AIDS, or the economic costs of illness and health policy The journal Editors nationally recognized leaders in the field, provide top notch guidance to ensure that Social Work in Public Health brings practitioners the high quality research and knowledge they require. Professionals in the health care and social work fields—public health, health education, allied health, nursing, social work, urban affairs, pharmacy, psychology, sociology, mental health, and medicine—whose work is profoundly affected by public and social policy issues, are strongly encouraged to read this practical and informative journal. Peer Review Policy: All review papers in this journal have undergone editorial screening and peer review.

2013 Journal Citations Report® ranks Social Work in Public Health 35th out of 39 journals in
SocialWork and 133rd out of 136 journals in Public, Environmental,& Occupational Healthwith a 2013 Impact Factor of0.333
© 2014 Thomson Reuters, Journal Citation Reports®
Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Social Work in Public Health (2007 - current) Formerly known as Journal of Health & Social Policy (1989 - 2006)
Editor Board:


Professor and Dean, Norfolk State University
Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work,
700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA, 23504

Director, Masters in Social Work Program -  University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT

ASHLEY L. BATTLE, MS - Northeastern University

MICHAEL J. HOLOSKO, PhD -  Professor, School of Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens, GA


DAWN ANDERSON-BUTCHER, PhD  -  College of Social Work, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
MICHAEL BAIZERMAN, PhD, MS (HYG) -  Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
STEVEN CHASIN, PhD -  Economist for the Food & Drug Administration, Gaithersburg, MD
VALIRE C. COPELAND, PhD -  Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
JAMES DECKER, PhD - California State University, Northridge
CATHERINE N. DULMUS, PhD -  Associate Professor, Director of Social Work Research Center, School of Social Work, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
GRETCHEN ELY, PhD, MSW, College of Social Work, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
COLITA FAIRFAX, PhD - Associate Professor, Norfolk State University
FAYE A. GARY, EdD – Case Western Reserve
MARIAN S. HARRIS, PhD -   Associate Professor, Social Work Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA
MARY JACKSON, PhD – East Carolina University
ROBERT H. KEEFE, PhD -  Associate Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
PAMELA S. LANDON, PhD -  Full Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
JEFFREY D. MARX, PhD School of Health 7 Human Services,University of New Hampshire 
EDWARD A. McKINNEY, PhD -  Professor, Department of Social Service, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
HOWARD A. PALLEY, PhD -  Professor of Social Policy, School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
ROBIN PERRY, PhD – Department of Social Work, Florida A&M University 
EDMUND RICCI, PhD -  Professor and Director, Division of Community Health Services, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BETTY J. RUTH, MSW, MPH School of Social Work, Boston University 
DIANE S. YOUNG, PhD -  Director of BSW Program, College of Human Services and HealthProfessions, School of Social Work, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

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Abstracted and/or indexed in:Abstracts in Anthropology; Abstracts in Social Gerontology; Academic Search Alumni Edition; Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier;CAB International; Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL); Current Abstracts; Gerolit – German Centre of Gerontology; HaPI - Health and Psychosocial Instruments; HECLNET – Health Care Literature Information Network; IBZ: Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur; Index Copernicus – Google Scholar; International Political Science Abstracts; MasterFile Premier; MEDLINE, SOCIndex; TOC Premier; and VINITI: All Russian Scientific and Technical Information; Social Sciences Citation Index®Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition; Social Sciences Citation Index®Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences

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