Focus and scope. Social Welfare : interdisciplinary approach is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes in the interdisciplinary area of social, education, health, environment, and other sciences. Interdisciplinarity is encouraged, developing social capital and sharing knowledge that covers a wide range of areas: from social education services to social networks, to the development of models of public management that engage individuals in meeting emerging challenges and ensure the welfare of people and society.
The main objective is to encourage researchers to publish interdisciplinary experimental and theoretical research relating the empowerment, equality and inclusion of various groups in society and their individual members, ensuring the successful solutions of different problems related to social welfare.
Pointing out another common value with the statement by Elster "History is the result of human activity not of ideas" we would like to explain not only the circumstances under which the journal appeared but also ensure that we would strive for the unity of science and practice, so that the research presented in the journal has distinct methodological direction – orientation towards the development of social welfare in the society.
Leading researchers are invited to be guest editors that build a community of authors and readers through Special Issues which discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions connected with social welfare in many areas of our life.
Languages. The journal accepts articles in English.
Charges. The journal does not charge article submission charges. Authors are subject to a € 100 editing and layout fee.
Web of Science. (Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI); Journal Citation Indicator 0.06, category Social Work 84/88 (2020), Dimensions, EBSCO, Lituanistika, ScienceGate, Semantic Scholar, Scilit, ROAD
We are member of the Initiative for Open Citations (i4OC) which is a multi-stakeholder project to make scholarly citation data openly available to enable the creation of new and better metrics.
We are members of the The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) which is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, researchers and other interested parties to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world's scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible.
The journal is a participant of Open Archives Initiative. The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) is a low-barrier mechanism for repository interoperability.
History. The journal Social welfare : interdisciplinary approach has been published without interruption since 2011. Since 2019, the journal is published only in electronic form with free access on the internet.