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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice is an academic journal that aims to make available academic research and reflections on practice in social intervention in The Netherlands and Flanders to an international readership of academics and professionals. The journal focuses on the interface between social policy, organizational innovation, development of methods and professional practice. The subjects featured in the journal are not restricted to any specific domain of intervention, since social intervention is a relevant concept to different domains, such as social pedagogy, social work, community and organizational development, adult education, local social policy, and different sectors of care (e.g. youth care).

The target readership of the journal includes teachers in higher vocational and university education, academics from a range of disciplines, practising social workers and policy officials involved in solving social issues as part of their work.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice is published seven times a year, in February, March, May, June, September, October and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Archiving Policy

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises CLOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

Publishing process

Articles may be submitted in English, Dutch or ideally in both languages. Authors are requested to provide a summary of their submission in both languages. If required, the journal may have a summary corrected or translated. Any articles written by authors in a language other than their mother tongue will also be corrected by native speakers.
Before online publication, proofs of the articles are sent to the authors. In view of the possibility of error in converting Word files to HTML/PDF, authors are requested to double-check the proofs. The article will not be published online until its author has approved the definitive version.

Journal sponsorship

The Journal of Social Intervention. Theory and Practice is published by the
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Research Centre Talent Development
PO box 25035 
3001 HA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Published in cooperation with Utrecht University Library Open Access Journals (
P.O. Box 80124, 3508 TC Utrecht

The publication of the Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice is made possible by: 

Sources of Support

The editors of the Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice acknowledge with great appreciation the contributions from:

Indexing Services

Open Access

Bielefeld Academic Search Engine BASE search
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Electronic Journals Library
Google scholar; Google Scholar H index: 6

Subscription databases

EBSCO Discovery
EBSCO SocINDEX with Full Text
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Library catalogues

COPAC, Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in the UK and Ireland
SUDOC, Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in France
ZDB, Catalogue of resources at all the university libraries in Germany

All JSI content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all JSI references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community.

In addition, the journal is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

Publication Fees

Authors are not asked to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs) for this journal, as these are currently covered by the sponsors of the Journal for Social Intervention. Theory and Practice.


The Journal of Social Intervention fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all published content. This journal is registered  as a SHERPA/RoMEO Blue journal.

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