Editorial board members and consulting editors act as reviewers for NASW Press journals. Their names appear on the journal masthead and, although the author can assume that the reviewers of his or her work are among those people listed on the masthead, specific reviewers remain anonymous.
Editorial board members are appointed by the president of NASW based on recommendations from the chair of the Publications Committee. Appointees must be NASW members in good standing and must be published authors who can be expected to exhibit independence in editorial judgment. Other considerations for appointment are areas of practice, skills, and knowledge to fill gaps in the existing board; geographic location; and representations of women and people of color in accordance with NASW’s affirmative action program.
Editors-in-chief of each journal appoint consulting editors to act as reviewers in order to assure that manuscripts are reviewed in a timely manner and to cover areas of expertise required. Consulting editors must meet the same criteria as editorial board members. From time to time, other reviewers may be consulted for their expertise in specific subjects.
If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, send a full CV with your request to the editor-in-chief of the journal for which you want to review to:
750 First Street, NE, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002-4241