Submission Guidelines

A Publication of the Society for Community Research and Action
Division 27 of the American Psychological Association

Articles, columns, features, Letters to the Editor, and announcements should be submitted as Word attachments in an e-mail message to Susan Wolfe at or by postal mail to the editor: c/o Susan Wolfe and Associates, 1137 Wishing Well Court, Cedar Hill, TX. 

Authors should adhere to the following guidelines when submitting materials:

  • Length: Five pages, double-spaced
  • Images: Images are highly recommended, but please limit to two images per article.
  • Images should be higher than 300 dpi. Photo image files straight from the camera are acceptable. If images need to be scanned, please scan them at 300 dpi and save them as JPEGs. Submit the image(s) as a separate file. Please note that images will be in black and white when published.
  • Margins: 1” margins on all four sides
  • Text: Times New Roman, 12-point font
  • Alignment: All text should be aligned to the left (including titles).
  • Color: Make sure that all text (including links, e-mails, etc.) are set in standard black.
  • Punctuation Spacing: Per APA guidelines, make sure that there is only one space after periods, question marks, etc.
  • Graphs & Tables: These should be in separate Word documents (one for each table/graphs if multiple). Convert all text in the graph into the consistent font and font size.
  • Footnotes: Footnotes should be placed at the end of the article as regular text (do not use Word footnote function).
  • References: Follow APA guidelines. These should also be justified to the left with a hanging indent of .25”.
  • Headers/Footers: Do not use headers and footers.
  • Long quotes: Follow APA guidelines for quoted materials. 

TCP Disclaimer Statement

Opinions expressed in The Community Psychologist are those of individual authors and do not necessarily reflect official positions taken by SCRA.

TCP Submission Deadlines

The TCP accepts submissions every quarter by the 15th of the month, beginning in February of each year:

  • February 15
  • May 15
  • August 15
  • November 15