The Journal of Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, Development & Change is a interdisciplinary journal 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 development 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, public administration, and nonprofit management.
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. As a forum for authors and a resource for readers, the Journal of Community Practice makes an invaluable contribution to community practice its conceptualization, applications, and practice. 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
- Curriculum development
- Historical studies
- Participatory research
- Policy analysis
- Program evaluation
- Qualitative and quantitative methods
- Theory and model development and testing
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.