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Call for Papers and Special Issue


Dear Community Practitioner:
We excited to announce that The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice launched with the publication of our first issue in January 2010 – see

In the GJCPP, we look forward to working with practitioners and applied researchers such as you 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.
Deadlines for submissions for the next issues are:

Publication Issue (Submission Deadline)

  • September 2010 (June 2010)
  • January 2011 (September 2010)
  • May 2011 (January 2011)

The Journal will be published online quarterly. The language of the journal will be English, although we hope to support other languages in the future. Articles will be a mix of peer-reviewed (e.g., articles and tools) and non-peer-reviewed (e.g., submissions from section editors for videos, book reviews and interviews) materials.

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:

  • Case studies of approaches to community psychology practice that would serve to teach others about values and techniques;
  • Ethical and philosophical issues related to practice;
  • Tools and materials that would be useful to share with other practitioners (such as professional development, new software, social media tips, etc.);
  • Innovative partnership arrangements between practitioners and academics/researchers;
  • Community applications of new or innovative intervention strategies;
  • Policy advocacy and social environmental interventions to promote health and development;
  • Evaluations of community interventions focusing on the utility for practitioners, as well as translation of evaluation/research into practice;
  • Marketing of Community Psychology Practice
  • Jobs and Career Development
  • Lessons Learned
  • Sustainability/durability of interventions and policy initiatives
  • Other applied practice topics, open to editorial board interpretation and based on innovative submissions to the journal. These topics can include practical consideration of facilitating and measuring community change, implications for special populations, diversity and disparity, cultural competence, etc.; and
  • Special Issues and Theme Issues, as proposed by potential special issue and theme editors.
  • Special issues: The GJCPP welcomes colleagues to propose special and themed issues focused on a topic of interest to the Editor and to solicit other contributors to that issue.

Please go to our web site at for additional information about the journal, and for submission guidelines.

We look forward to working with you!

Vincent Francisco and the entire Editorial Board

GJCPP Management Team

  • Vincent Francisco, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Editor)
  • Tom Wolff, Tom Wolff and Associates (Senior Associate Editor)
  • Victoria Chien, University of South Carolina (Managing Editor)
  • Dyana Valentine, (Associate Editor)
  • Liesette Brunson, Université du Québec à Montréal (Associate Editor)
  • David Julian, Ohio State University (Associate Editor)

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Wolfgang Stark, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
  • José H. Ornelas, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (Lisboa Portugal)
  • Irma Serrano-García, Universidad de Puerto Rico
  • Neville Robertson, Waikato University (New Zealand)
  • Brian Bishop, Curtin University (Australia)
  • Toshi Sasao, International Christian University in Tokyo
  • Donata Francescato; University of Rome
  • Cheryl Ramos, University of Hawai’i at Hilo
  • Bill Neigher, Atlantic Health
  • Greg Meissen, Wichita State University
  • Thomas Saïas, L'Association Française de Psychologie Communautaire
  • Eduardo Almeida, La Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla

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