Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Transition

Social Policy and Social Work in Transition is now published by Whiting and Birch Ltd, having previously been funded by the EU-Tempus programme. Under a co-ownership arrangement, Tbilisi State University and Whiting and Birch Ltd now, together, produce and own the journal. The founding universities continue to have places on the Board and be involved in the development of the journal.

Background information
Social Policy and Social Work in Transition (ISSN: 1987-8710)is a twice-yearly peer-reviewed English-language journal. It was launched aspart of an EU-Tempus project ('ACES') implemented by Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Kyiv-Mohyla Academy(Ukraine), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Tallinn University (Estonia) and Vilnius Pedagogical University (Lithuania).
  • Mark Doel Emeritus Professor, Sheffield Hallam University, England (
  • Iago Kachkachishvili Professor of Sociology, Head of the Dept of Sociology and Social Work, Tbilisi State University, Georgia (
  • Lauri Leppik Professor of Social Policy, Director of the Institute of Social Work, Tallinn University,Estonia (
  • Tetyana Semigina Associate Professor, National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, Ukraine (, and Secretary of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (
  • Peter Nelson Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bradford, UK
  • Mel Gray Professor of Social Work, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • Peter Hendriks Senior Lecturer Hogeschool Utrecht, Institute of Social Work, the Netherlands
  • Nadiya Kabachenko Head of the School of Social Work, National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’,Ukraine
  • Giedre Kvieskiene Professor of Education, Director of the Social Communication Institute, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania
  • Bogdan Lešnik Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana,Slovenia
  • Jonathan Parker Professor, Dean of Social and Community Work, Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Darja Zaviršek Professor of Social Work, Chair of the Department for research of social justice and inclusion, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Articles are welcome from academics, researchers, doctoral students, practitioners, policy makers, etc. The journal accepts articles that are research-based and that help develop best practices in service provision, that develop the academic and knowledge base of social work and social policy, and that provide reflections on the transition process and other broad reflections of social phenomena.
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