Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Community Psychology in Global Perspective publishes work that is of relevance to community psychologists as well as scholars and professionals from a diverse array of other backgrounds with shared interested in community-focused work.

Community Psychology in Global Perspective is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to research, theory and intervention, and review articles exploring human interactions in community settings across the globe. Its special focus is on making explicit the ways in which culture acts as a framework organizing and guiding our experiences, utilizing ecological perspectives to enhance our understanding and promotion of individual and community well-being, and advancing work aimed at the creation of positive social change and social justice.

The journal is international in scope, reflecting the main concerns of social scientists and community practitioners worldwide. Community Psychology in Global Perspective welcomes contributions from a variety of theoretical approaches across disciplines (psychology, sociology, political sciences, urban planning, social work and others), although it especially encourages submissions of field-based, culturally situated research and intervention.

The content of the journal includes:
Research articles that report empirical qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods studies relevant to community psychology theory, method, and practice. The focus on qualitative research within a psychological frame will be a specific innovative contribution to the social science research.
Review articles that survey theoretical developments or topics of major interest.
Practice issues that present brief reports by practitioners or action researchers, which describe interesting developments and interventions or which address matters of professional and public relevance.

Contributions are invited on all aspects of Community Psychology, including, but not limited to: Community research methods · Participatory action research · Prevention & Wellbeing · Community program evaluation · Community development · Power & Empowerment  · Active citizenship & Collective action · Minorities & Social inclusion · Gender · Migration & Intercultural relations · Social justice · Critical community psychology · Ecological clinical intervention

Community Psychology is an open access journal, free of charge to authors, and published online twice per year.


Community Psychologists · Clinical Psychologists · Social Scientists · Social Workers · Social Psychologists · Administrators · Community and Health Professionals · Urban and Community Planners · Ethnographers · Sociologists · Community Activists ·

Indexing & Abstracting
Community Psychology in Global Perspective is covered by following indexing and abstracting databases:

-ProQuest Psychology Journals collection
-DOAJ: Directory of OPEN ACCESS Journal
-GOOGLE Scholar
-ULRICH'S: International Database


Section Policies


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


No longer than 5,000 words

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Short Research Reports

Short research report are no longer than 5,000 words, references included

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Thematic Section

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Perspective and Opinion papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published in two issues per year.


Open Access Policy

Community psychology in global perspective. Interculture, well-being and social change provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the researchers, improve the global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

Community Psychology in Global Perspective. Interculture, Well-being, and Social Change is a double-blind peer reviewed scientific journal which follows the ethic statements of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. All possible measures against any publication malpractice are taken. All parts involved – editors, referees and authors – must agree to the following ethic principles.

ESE Salento University Publishing as publisher of the journal Community Psychology in Global Perspective. Interculture, Well-being, and Social Change takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. In addition, ESE Salento University Publishing subscribes to iThenticate by iParadigms and promotes its use to prevent plagiarism.


• Are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted should be published, after reading and

considering the referees’ comments.

• Evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content and without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political orientation of the authors.

• Undertake not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and publisher.

• Undertake not to use any material of a submitted manuscript without the express consent of the author.

• By means of a specific software program, make every effort to identify any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper.


Peer Reviewers:

• Assist the editor in making editorial decisions and may also assist the author in improving the paper.

• Promptly notify the editor in case they know they will not be able to complete the review in the specified period of time.

• Treat any manuscript received for review as a confidential document and not to discuss

its contents with third parties, except as authorized by the editor.

• Undertake to conduct all reviews objectively. Referees should express their views clearly and with supporting arguments.

• Call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

• Treat any information or ideas obtained through the review as confidential and not to use it for personal advantage.

• Do not use any material of a submitted manuscript without the express consent of the author.



• Appropriately acknowledge the sources and the references utilized in the paper.

• Do not submit for publication manuscripts which are substantially similar to papers by themselves or other authors, which are already under review elsewhere or have already been published .

• Properly acknowledge the work of others. All those who have made significant contributions to the manuscript should be listed as co-authors. Any other person who has significantly participated in the research project should be explicitly acknowledged in the paper.

• Verify the accuracy of every piece of information, including references, before submitting the manuscript. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.



Reviewers - Issues 2015 (1/2) – 2016 (1/2) – 2017 (1/2) – 2018 (1)

  • Eduardo Almeida

  • John Badali

  • Alison Baker

  • Fabricio Balcazar

  • Deanne Bell

  • Craig C. Brookins

  • Sara L. Buckingham

  • Luca Caricati

  • Ronelle Carolissen

  • Sarah Chard

  • Jacques-Corey Cormier

  • Brian D. Christens

  • Alison Crosby

  • Federica D'Isanto

  • Sylvia Dantas

  • Salvatore Di Martino

  • Urmitapa Dutta

  • Gillian Eagle

  • Piergiuseppe Ellerani

  • Francisco Jose Eiroa Orosa

  • Francesca Esposito

  • Michelle Fine

  • Donata Francescato

  • Ida Galli

  • Manuel Garcia Ramirez

  • Bróna R Nic Giolla Easpaig

  • Koeli M. Goel

  • Shelly Grabe

  • Gavin Ivey

  • Carolyn Kagan

  • Michael Kral

  • Regina Langhout

  • Leswin Laubscher

  • Rebecca Lawthom

  • Wendy Li

  • Maryanne Loughry

  • Anthony Love

  • Eduardo Lugo

  • Alejandro Magallares

  • Monica E. Madyaningrum

  • Valentina Manna

  • Suzanne Martin

  • Alice McIntyre

  • Liana Mentor

  • Gail Moloney

  • Patrizia Meringolo

  • Maritza Montero

  • Shaanta Murshid

  • Eddie Ng

  • Guerda Nicolas

  • Nkiru Nnawulezi

  • Maria Giuseppina Pacilli

  • Leigh Patel

  • Fortuna Procentese

  • Michele Roccato

  • Alessia Rochira

  • Jeannette K. Roddy

  • Silke Schwarz

  • Thomas Saïas

  • Gordon Sammut

  • Massimo Santinello

  • Anmol Satiani

  • Garth Stevens

  • Sergio Salvatore

  • Puleng Segalo

  • Mariano Sto. Domingo

  • Ottilie Stolte

  • Miriam Taylor Gomez

  • Umberta Telfner

  • Richard Velleman

  • Giuseppe Veltri

  • Sinead Younge

  • Mary Watkins

  • Christyl Wilson

  • Alba Zambrano


(APC) Article Processing Charges

There is no APC or submission fee to publish a work in Community Psychology in Global Perspective

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