The RTS (Social Work Journal), published by the Official Association of Social Work of Catalonia (TSCAT), is a specialist journal that has been published since 1960, nowadays every six months (June and December). Its aim is to help enhance professional action by conveying theoretical and practical knowledge along with critical, transformative reflection surrounding social intervention.

The RTS publishes articles on original research, theoretical projects and practical experiences associated with social work, social services and social policies.

Two issues a year are published, drawn up based on the free submission of articles, along with a third issue devoted to a relevant monographic topic from the present day. The articles are presented in Catalan and Spanish with the occasional article in English as well.

Ongoing receipt of articles
Original articles may be submitted to the RTS at any time via this very platform by following the directions set out in the section “Submissions”.

System for review of articles
The selection of articles is performed by means of the external, double-blind peer review system.

Free access policy
The RTS seeks to contribute to global knowledge sharing and, as a result, offers open access.

The following members have formed part of the editorial board of the Social Work Journal (RTS) since 31 May 2022:

  • Maria Victòria Forns i Fernández Director

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, diploma in Social Work and bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology. Permanent collaborating lecturer in the Social Work and Social Services area of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work, coordinator of the Social Work study programme, director of the postgraduate programme on the Legal System for Social Care, and director of the Chair of Inclusion of Rovira i Virgili University.

  • Claudia María Anleu Hernández Deputy director

    Ph.D. in Social Mediation and Migration (URV) and bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Tenure-track lecturer in the Social Work and Social Services area of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work of Rovira and Virgili University (URV).

  • Mati González Jiménez Secretary

    Social worker. Member of the Technical Consultancy Team in the Family Sphere (EATAF), Catalan Ministry of Justice. Member of the TSCAT Childhood and Family Committee. Collaborating lecturer in the postgraduate programme on Social Forensics of the University of Vic and TSCAT.

  • Maite Boldú Alfonso Editorial board

    Social worker and bachelor’s degree in Humanities. Head of the Basic Social Services Unit at La Selva County Council. Associate professor on the bachelor’s degree in Social Work of the University of Girona (UdG). Member of the UdG CISA research group.

  • Anna López Romero Editorial board

    Social worker, social educator and bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology. She practices in the field of early care with Sant Cugat Early Care and Childhood Development Centre-DAPSI. Associate professor on the bachelor’s degrees in Education and Social Work at Pere Tarrés Faculty of Ramon Llull University.

  • Sergi Martí i Moreno Editorial board

    Social worker. Head of the Department for Social Participation. Social Rights Area, Global Justice, Feminism and LGBTI. Barcelona City Council.

  • Montserrat Pedret Risco Editorial board

    Social worker with the Psycho-educational Consultancy Team of Baix Ebre. Master’s degree in Innovation in Educational and Social Intervention. Member of the TSCAT Educational Social Work Committee.

  • Xavier Pelegrí Viaña Editorial board

    Ph.D. in Anthropology, bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Social Anthropology, diploma in Social Work. Permanent collaborating lecturer in the Social Work and Social Services area of the Department of Geography and Sociology of the University of Lleida. Currently retired.

  • Jaume Ferrández Rubió Technical coordination

    Technical support for RTS Editorial Board and editorial coordination.

  • Carlos Alarcón Zwirnmann, Ajuntament de Barcelona i Universitat de Barcelona
  • Ana Alcázar Campos, Universidad de Granada
  • Elisa Alegre Agís, Universitat Rovira i Virgili i Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Raúl Álvarez Pérez, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
  • Teresa Amezcua Aguilar, Universidad de Jaén
  • Marta Arranz Montull, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Rosa Bonfill Galimany, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Marta Bonilla Ibern, Institut Català de la Salut
  • Joaquim Brugué Torruella, Universitat de Girona
  • Montse Burgués Bargués, Departament de Justícia. Generalitat de Catalunya
  • José Francisco Campos Vidal, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Neus Caparrós Civera, Universidad de la Rioja
  • Neus Cárdenas Morell, Villablanca Serveis Assistencials i Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Josefa Cardona Cardona, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Xavier Casademont Falguera, Universitat de Girona
  • Mercè Cívit Illa, Col·legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya
  • Ferran Cortès Izquierdo, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Javier Cortés Moreno, Universidad de Jaén
  • Laura Crous Gonzàlez, LCG Treball Social Consulting
  • Maria Elena Cuartero Castañer, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Nuria del Álamo Gómez, Universidad de Salamanca
  • Dídac del Pino Parra, Institut Català de la Salut i Universitat de Barcelona
  • Leonel del Prado, Universidad de la República de Uruguay (Uruguai)
  • Iria Noa de la Fuente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Yolanda Doménech López, Universitat d'Alacant
  • Laura Domínguez de la Rosa, Universidad de Málaga
  • Paula Durán Monfort, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Josefa Fernández Barrera, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Núria Fustier i Garcia, Universitat de Barcelona i CoopSoc: Laboratori d’Idees Socials
  • Eva Mª Garcés Trullenque, Hospital Clínico Lozano Blesa de Zaragoza i Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ángela Garcia Bernardos, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Sergio García García, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Marisa Garcia Tena, Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública. Generalitat Valenciana
  • María José Giménez Elizondo, Institut Municipal de Serveis Socials. Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Manuel Gutiérrez Pascual, Consejo General de Trabajo Social. Revista Servicios Sociales y Política Social. UNED
  • Agustina Hervas de la Torre, Hospital Virgen del Rocío. Presidenta Asociación Trabajo Social y Salud (AETSyS)
  • Oriol Imbernon Valiente, Institut Català de la Salut i Universitat de Barcelona
  • Jose Antonio Langarita Adiego, Universitat de Girona
  • Mª Rosario Luis-Yagüe López, Consejeria de Sanidad. Comunidad de Madrid
  • Xavier Martínez Ramírez, Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa
  • Maribel Martín Estalayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Anna Mata Romeu, Universitat de Lleida
  • María Virginia Matulič Domandzič, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Josep M. Mesquida González, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Mario Millán Franco, Universidad de Málaga
  • Javier Mira Grau, Universitat d'Alacant
  • Laura Moya Santander, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ariadna Munté Pascual, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Jesús Muyor Rodríguez, Universidad de Cádiz
  • Belén Navarro Llobregat, Instituto Almeriense de Tutela
  • Miquel Àngel Oliver Perelló, Universitat de les Illes Balears
  • Càndid Palacín Bartrolí, Universitat de Barcelona
  • María de las Olas Palma García, Universidad de Málaga
  • Belén Parra Ramajo, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Silvia Patricia Cury, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • María Valeria Pérez Chaca, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina)
  • Núria Prat Bau, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Carmina Puig Cruells, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Magda Purroy Montull, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Pilar Quejido Molinero, Universitat de Lleida
  • Christian Andrés Quinteros Flores, Escuela de Administración Pública. Universidad Católica del Maule (Xile)
  • Elena Requena Varón, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Clara Riera Sans, Ajuntament de Santa Coloma de Gramenet
  • Mercè Riquelme Olivares, Institut Català d’Oncologia
  • Marinilda Rivera Díaz, Universidad de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)
  • Vicenta Rodríguez Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Luis Manuel Rodríguez Otero, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mèxic)
  • Luis Miguel Rondón García, Universidad de Málaga
  • José Daniel Rueda Estrada, Universidad de Valladolid
  • Miriam Sánchez Reyes, Hospital Universitario del Sureste (Madrid) i Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  • Paula Sepúlveda Navarrete, Universidad de Cádiz
  • Cecilia Serrano Martínez, Universidad de la Rioja
  • Àgata Sol Rueda, Associació Ambdrets
  • Eva Somovilla Adame, Universidad de Málaga
  • Raül Soto Esteban, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Maria del Roser Talamantes Segarra, Ajuntament de la Vall d'Uixó i Universitat de València
  • Josep M. Torralba Roselló, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Lorena Valenzuela Vela, Universidad de Granada
  • Ana Isabel Vázquez Cañete, Universitat de València
  • José Juan Zurro Muñoz, Universidad de Valladolid

 

  • Ana Alcázar Campos, Universidad de Granada
  • Montserrat Bacardit Busquet, director of the RTS (2006-2014)
  • Beth Bàrbara Sirera, Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Ángel Gabriel Belzunegui Eraso, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Joaquim Brugué Torruella, Universitat de Girona
  • Annamaria Campanini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (Italy)
  • Rosa M. Carrasco Coria, Institut Català de la Salut. Director of the RTS (2018-2022)
  • Maria Dolors Comas d'Argemir i Cendra, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Cristina De Robertis, author and teacher (France)
  • Teresa Facal Fondo, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Josefa Fernández Barrera, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Rosa Maria Ferrer Valls, director of the RTS (2014-2018)
  • Josefa Fombuena Valero, Universitat de València
  • Pilar Fransitorra Brase, director of the RTS (1968)
  • Marga Garcia Canela, Institut Català de la Salut
  • Víctor Manuel Giménez-Bertomeu, Universitat d'Alacant
  • Carme Guinovart Garriga, Hospital Universitari de la Santa Creu de Vic
  • Soraya Hernández Moscoso, Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona
  • Francisco Idareta Goldaracena, Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • María Tereza Leal Cavalcante, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Silvana Martínez, Federación Internacional de Trabajo Social - FITS (Argentina)
  • Francesca Masgoret Llardent, directora de l'RTS (1965-1968)
  • Mª Teresa Massons Rabassa, director of the RTS (1998-2002)
  • Miguel Miranda Aranda, Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Xavier Miranda Ruche, Universitat de Lleida
  • Carlos Montaño Barreto, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Laura Morro Fernández, Parc Salut Mar de Barcelona
  • Belén Parra Ramajo, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Enrique Pastor Seller, Universidad de Murcia
  • Francina Planas Vilella, Vincle. Associació per la Recerca i l’Acció Social
  • Laura Ponce de León Romero, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • Esther Raya Díez, Universidad de La Rioja
  • Enrique Raya Lozano, Universidad de Granada
  • Elena Requena Varón, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • David Rodríguez Abellán, board member of the Col·legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya
  • Vicenta Rodríguez Martín, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
  • Montserrat Rovira Jarque, Ajuntament de Barcelona
  • Glòria Rubiol González, director of the RTS (1969-1975)
  • Emma Sobremonte de Mendicuti, Universidad de Deusto
  • Octavio Vázquez Aguado, Universidad de Huelva
  • Teresa Zamanillo Peral, Universidad Complutense de Madrid