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The Journal of Community Practice

The Journal of Community Practice is an interdisciplinary journal grounded in social work. It is designed to provide a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, and social change. The journal contributes to the advancement of knowledge related to numerous disciplines, including social work and the social sciences, urban planning, social and economic development, community organizing, policy analysis, urban and rural sociology, community health, public administration, and nonprofit management. As a forum for authors and a resource for readers, this journal makes an invaluable contribution to the community—its conceptualization, applications, and practice.

The Journal of Community Practice articulates contemporary issues, providing direction on how to think about social problems, developing approaches to dealing with them, and outlining ways to implement these concepts in classrooms and practice settings. Academics and practitioners engaged in community practice contribute articles that will enhance your abilities to design new programs and policy for your area. As the only journal focusing on community practice, it covers research, theory, practice, and curriculum strategies for the full range of work with communities and organizations.


The Editors seek submission of articles from academics and practitioners who are engaged in community practice. The Journal of Community Practice occasionally publishes a feature article and Notes from Practice or Notes from Teaching to supply readers with up-to-date resources.

This unique interdisciplinary journal covers a range of research methods, including:

  • Case studies
  • Comparative studies
  • Community based participatory or action research
  • Historical studies
  • Policy analysis
  • Program evaluation
  • Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
  • Survey research
  • Theory and model development

 

The Journal of Community Practice is sponsored by the Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA), a membership organization of faculty and practitioners committed to the revitalization of community practice.

 

Report from the Editors

The Journal of Community Practice is published by Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.