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Vincent T Francisco, PhD
The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCCP) is an e-journal for practitioners of community psychology and community improvement around the globe. We look forward to working with practitioners and applied researchers to share quality work and to foster a learning community that will contribute to ongoing advances in the broad field of Community Practice, both in psychology and related disciplines.
We seek contributions from community practitioners in many fields, including community psychology, but also including community development, public health, community organizing and others. Please consider sharing your knowledge, insights and accomplishments with the practice community along with innovations that may help communities throughout the world.
The GJCPP is published quarterly on-line. Articles are a mix of peer-reviewed (e.g., articles and tools) and non-peer-reviewed materials (e.g., submissions from section editors for videos, book reviews and interviews). Manuscripts are invited on a variety of topics related to the application of community practice in various settings. Manuscripts addressing the following topics are especially encouraged:
This e-journal grew out of earlier organizing activities to develop more of a community psychology practice presence within SCRA. That effort spanned decades but more recently found traction at the Biennial Conference held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Since then a “Community Psychology Practice Group” emerged with a newfound zeal. At the Biennial Conference in Pasadena the Group sponsored the “Practice Summit.” Members have also actively participated at both International Conferences on Community Psychology where there has been an even greater interest in promoting the efforts of community psychology practitioners. It became quite clear that there was not a single venue to publish the work of practitioners or to serve as a forum where practitioners and researchers could effectively collaborate. This new e-journal was designed to take advantage of new and emerging internet-based technologies to facilitate its mission.
The following mission emerged over the past year as a way to guide the e-journal’s initial development:
The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice is devoted to providing high quality and practical information on community practice. It publishes authoritative peer reviewed articles and tools of strategic importance to a broad base of professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing and evaluating community interventions. The Journal is committed to engaging and expanding the practice community and its broader social impact by offering a new opportunity for community practitioners of a variety of backgrounds and professional affiliations for collaborative development, to increase skills and to exchange information, ideas and resources. To that end, the Journal has sections with videos, book reviews and interviews with practitioners in addition to peer-reviewed articles and tools.
Given the desire for this to be a global forum for community psychology practice and community practice more broadly, a multi-disciplinary team is leading the effort. Partners represent eight countries so far and efforts are underway to get additional partners. Materials will be published initially in English (at the suggestion of our international partners). Multiple languages are possible and encouraged although we plan to have at least all the titles and abstracts of manuscripts in English. Translation will be facilitated by international partners and materials can be made available in their languages as the website infrastructure is extended.
GJCPP Management Team
Editorial Advisory Board