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Call for Editorial Team

Published on 9/13/2023

ACOSA is searching for an Editorial Team for the Journal of Community Practice (JCP) to begin in January 2025 following a three month overlap in 2024 with the current editorial team. 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.

ACOSA seeks an Editorial Team that collectively has 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, copyediting). Various editorial models, such as cross-institutional collaborations will be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to anti-racist/decolonizing frameworks, 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 original research manuscripts, “From the Field” manuscripts” from community practitioners and social service administrators, and manuscripts on Innovations in Community Research.

Why be Journal Editor?

  • Ability to shape the scholarly discourse and debate in the field
  • Generate real-time editorials that respond to pressing issues in the field
  • Mentor scholars in the field
  •  Interactions with scholars and practitioners across disciplines and across geographical boundaries/regions
  • Respond to emerging research areas in the field

Applications should be submitted by December 31, 2023.

Please submit your application for the editorship by email (PDF attachment) to:

Contact Cheryl Hyde, ACOSA Chair at for further information. Members of the current editorial team are available for consultation.

For information on ACOSA:

View entire Call for Editorial Team here.