Senior faculty perceptions of social work journals

Ram A. Cnaan, Richard K. Caputo, Yochi Shmuely

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Academic journals are the primary means of disseminating new knowledge. A journal's prestige is a key determinant of its contents' visibility, readership, impact on practice, and use and citation in future research. This article presents a method for assessing the prestige of journals in the diverse field of social work, and demonstrates its application in a 1990 survey in which 421 senior faculty at accredited graduate schools of social work rated the familiarity and perceived quality of 120 journals in their field. The findings have value for researchers seeking to publish their work in the most appropriate journal and for persons attempting to assess the scholarly contribution of social work educators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-199
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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