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JCP General Call for Submissions

Anna Maria Santiago and Richard J. Smith, JCP Editors | Published on 1/20/2021

The Journal of Community Practice is looking for paper submissions in the following areas: community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, social action, racial and social justice; and social change. As an interdisciplinary journal, we accept manuscripts from social work and the social sciences; urban planning; community, social and economic development; community organizing; policy analysis; urban and rural sociology; community health; public administration; and nonprofit management.


We encourage submissions focusing on contemporary and emerging issues, providing direction on how to think about social problems, developing innovative approaches to dealing with them, and outlining ways to implement these concepts and approaches in classroom, research, and practice settings. We publish manuscripts utilizing a range of research methods including case studies; historical studies; participatory and/or action research; program evaluation; qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods; and theory or model development.


All manuscripts submitted to the journal must reflect originality, conceptual and empirical soundness, and be well-argued in the context of the literature. All manuscripts submitted to the journal undergo blind peer review. Contributions are accepted in the following format types:

  • Full-length original research articles (up to 8,000 words)
  • From the Field (max. 5,000 words)
  • From the Classroom (max. 5,000 words)
  • Innovations in Community Research (max. 5,000 words)

Manuscript submission is via Manuscripts should not exceed the above word limits; all pages should be double-spaced (including the abstract, references, tables and figures), using 12 point Times New Roman font. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 7th ed. Refer to Instructions for Authors.