Journal of Community Practice
Call for Editors
Deadline for Applications: September 12, 2016
The Association of Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) is searching for a new editor or co-editors of the Journal of Community Practice (JCP). The Journal, first published in 1994, is "designed to provide a forum for development of research, theory, practice and curriculum strategies for the full range of work with community groups, grassroots organizing, organizational and inter-organizational planning, collaboration, and coalition building." This journal is published quarterly by Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group and is listed in numerous abstracts and indices including: Academic Search Complete, Academic Search Premier, Academic Source Premier, ASSIA: Applied Social Science Index and Abstracts, CAB International Abstracts, CINAHL Database, Family Index Database, MegaFile, Social Work Abstracts, SOCIndex, TOCPremier, Violence and Abuse Abstracts.
ACOSA seeks an editor or editors who have a demonstrated commitment to the range of macro theory, research and practice in social work and related disciplines (e.g., organizing, planning, administration, organizational development, community development, social change, policy practice); demonstrated experience in the field of macro practice, and experience with editorial functions or roles (e.g., use of online administrative tools, manuscript review). Various editorial models, including co-editorships or cross-institutional collaborations will be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants that can enhance the multidisciplinary and/or international foci of the journal and help to bridge the gaps between research, theory, policy, and practice knowledge. This includes an appreciation of the value and support for the inclusion of "From the Field" manuscripts" from community practitioners and social service administrators and "From the Classroom" from macro practice educators that inform our practice and knowledge base.
Application Procedures and Time Frame
Candidates interested in the position should prepare:
- A statement explaining his/her/their interest in the position.
- A vision statement for the Journal including how to increase the prestige and reputation of the Journal during the five-year term.
- A summary of the qualifications of the applicant(s), e.g., ACOSA activities, prior editorial and/or publishing experience, and research and/or practice experience in one or more forms of macro practice.
- Description of the proposed editorial structure (e.g. single, collective or collaborative possibilities) and delegation of duties as listed above if appropriate.
- Ideas for marketing the Journal to diverse constituents of ACOSA.
- Ideas for increasing submissions from practitioners and academics from diverse areas.
- Curriculum Vitaes of all proposed editors.
- A statement of institutional support from appropriate administrator(s), e.g. Dean/Director. (Institutional support has generally meant, at a minimum, sponsoring institutional membership in ACOSA each year for the duration of editorship, but additional institutional support is appreciated as a consideration of institutional commitment.)
Applications should be submitted by September 12, 2016. The new Editor(s) will be announced at the 2016 Council on Social Work Education - Annual Program Meeting APM when the Selection Committee presents the applicant to the ACOSA Board for approval. The new editorship will begin October 2017 at the end of the current editorial team term to ensure timely submission of the first issue for the next volume of the journal, and a transition/orientation time with the outgoing editor team will begin in January 2017. Editors must be sponsoring individual member(s) of ACOSA when serving as Editor(s), and it is strongly suggested that editor's schools become institutional sponsoring members.
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