American Journal of Community Psychology

AJCP publishes original quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research; theoretical papers; empirical reviews; reports of innovative community programs or policies; and first person accounts of stakeholders involved in research, programs, or policy. 

Call for Nominations:

Editor, American Journal of Community Psychology

The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA): Division 27 of the American Psychological Association is seeking nominations for the position of Editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology (AJCP). The new Editor will begin a 5-year term beginning January 1, 2018, with some contact with the current Editor during Fall 2017 to ensure a smooth transition. The successful applicant should have a broad understanding of community psychology as well as a substantial record of publication and editorial experience. Consistent with the values of the field, the applicant should have demonstrated a commitment to and valuing of diversity, multiculturalism, and international perspectives. AJCP is owned by SCRA and published by Wiley, and has the reputation as a high impact, selective journal; it is the flagship journal for community psychology. The next editor should build on that reputation to advance the field of community psychology, community research and action, and scholarly collaborations with related fields and disciplines. Support for the AJCP editorial office, including an editorial assistant and expenses for journal operations, is provided by SCRA. The Editor serves as an ex-officio member of the SCRA Executive Committee, with whom she or he is expected to have close communication, as well as the SCRA Publications Committee. Nominations, including self-nominations, by persons of color and women are especially encouraged. Letters of nomination and self-nominations, along with a CV, should be sent by March 1, 2017 to the AJCP Editorial Search Committee in care of: Jean Hill, SCRA Administrative Director, at The committee will solicit additional information directly from candidates for review by the Search Committee and the Executive Committee to supplement letters of nomination. 

About AJCP

The American Journal of Community Psychology  publishes research, theory, and descriptions of innovative interventions on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: individual, family, peer, and community mental health, physical health, and substance use; risk and protective factors for health and well being; educational, legal, and work environment processes, policies, and opportunities; social ecological approaches, including the interplay of individual family, peer, institutional, neighborhood, and community processes; social welfare, social justice, and human rights; social problems and social change; program, system, and policy evaluations; and, understanding people within their social, cultural, economic, geographic, and historical contexts.

Contributions are welcome in such as areas as: the prevention of problems in living and the prevention of behavioral health disorders; the promotion of competence, resilience, well-being, and health; the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based interventions; self- and mutual help; the empowerment of individuals, groups, and communities as well as historically disenfranchised groups; collective social action; oppression and human liberation; social network analysis and mobilization; advocacy and coalition-building; community organizing; organizational development, community development, and institutional development; consultation and technical assistance; community education; professional training; social change and systems reform; and community-based participatory research, collaborative research, and interdisciplinary research.

The American Journal of Community Psychology  is a publication of the Society for Community Research and Action: The Division of Community Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Publishing in AJCP

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Access to AJCP

SCRA Members receive a free subscription to AJCP as part of their membership benefits. Members can choose both print and digital copies, or just digital. Use the link below for digital access. 

SCRA Members - Access to AJCP Online!

If you are an SCRA member and wish to receive your copy of AJCP digitally rather than a hard copy, you can choose that option by changing the settings in your membership profile. To log in to your membership profile go to this page

Look for the filed that says: "Journal Subscription - AJCP and select either electronic or print. 

If you need instructions on updating your membership profile you can find them here.