The Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) is thrilled to acknowledge and celebrate the Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW) for its extraordinary achievement in academic excellence.

Under the esteemed leadership of Dr. Okech, the JSGW Editorial Team has managed to double the Journal’s Impact Factor from 0.8 to a remarkable 1.6 within just one year. This laudable milestone reflects the team’s unwavering commitment to enhancing the quality and stature of the Journal’s publications and its meticulous review process.

Our heartfelt congratulations extend to every member of the JSGW Editorial Board for their exceptional effort. We extend our special gratitude to Drs. Deborah Rubel and Jonathan Ohrt, along with Crispina Pincus, for their invaluable contributions and steadfast support. Their dedication played an integral role in achieving this celebratory moment and building upon the solid groundwork laid by our predecessors.

The ASGW Board cannot overstate the importance of this achievement – it elevates the Journal’s prestige and serves as an inspiration for all associated with the ASGW to continue striving for excellence. The raised profile of the JSGW not only enriches the existing literature in group work but also invites further scholarly discourse and collaboration.

We look forward with eagerness to the future accomplishments of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and to our ongoing partnership. Together, we will endeavor to reach new heights of scholarly impact and continue to foster the growth of research and practice in group work.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the Journal’s success. Let us move forward with collective enthusiasm to maintain the trajectory of growth and influence in our field.