Aims and Scope: The Journal aims to address, from the political perspective that characterizes the discipline of Community Psychology, human and social problems emerging in the different community settings (local communities, virtual communities, schools, political institutions, informal groups, volunteer organisations, self and mutual help, welfare, families, etc.), with an attention to the current scientific debate. It welcomes research studies (quantitative, qualitative), theoretical reflections and reports and evaluations of interventions and services (formal and informal) aimed at social change and building empowered communities, with an attention also to the international context.
Editors in chief:Elvira Cicognani, Cinzia Novara, Fortuna Procentese.
Scientific Board: Caterina Arcidiacono, Donatella Cavanna, David M. Chavis, Mauro Croce, Norma De Piccoli, Santo Di Nuovo, Donata Francescato, Silvia Gattino, Bianca Gelli, Caterina Gozzoli, Maria Isabel Hombrados Mendieta, Gioacchino Lavanco, Terri Mannarini, Elena Marta, Bruno Mazzara, Isabel Menezes, Mariagrazia Monaci, Patrizia Meringolo, Jim Orford, Patrizia Patrizi, Seth Pollack, Maura Pozzi, Isaac Prilleltensky, Sergio Salvatore, Massimo Santinello, Fulvia Signani, Stefano Tartaglia, Wolfgang Stark, Alessio Vieno, Chiara Volpato, Bruna Zani, Adriano Zamperini. Editorial Board:Cinzia Albanesi, Angela Fedi, Michela Lenzi, Daniela Marzana, Minou Mebane. Editorial office: Davide Boniforti, Consuelo Serio. Coordinator of the Editorial Board: Cinzia Novara.
The Journal uses a double blind peer review process. Reviewers are chosen for their expertise. The article will be sent anonymously to reviewers to avoid possible influences due to the name of the author. The Editors, in coordination with the Editorial board, may decide not to submit the article to any referee in the case it is judged as not relevant, not rigorous or not meeting appropriate scientific standards. Reviewers' evaluations will be sent to the author also in case of negative response.
The Journal is addressed to:
- academics and scholars;
- professionals and practitioners (e.g. social workers, counsellors, etc.). The Journal may offer useful stimuli (at theoretical and methodological level) to expert professionals and practitioners in community psychology, as well as to those ones who are approaching this discipline and are interested in its innovative contributions to social and community intervention;
- young researchers. The Journal may offer young researchers useful information on methodological approaches and tools for community psychology interventions.