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 Dominique Thomas and Allana Zuckerman at

TCP_Submission_Instructions.pdf (use this as a checklist)

  • Length: Five pages (10 pages for invited and recurring columns), double-spaced with no extra spacing between paragraphs
  • Do not include a cover sheet or title page please.
  • All articles must be in Word documents with 1 inch margins all the way around.
  • Paragraphs should be left justified and the first line indented 1/2 inch.
  • All text must be Times New Roman with a 12-point font – this includes titles, headings, and subheadings.
  • Do NOT include pictures, tables or figures in the article. They should be sent as separate picture (.jpeg) files. Note where they should be placed with “INSERT FIGURE 1 HERE” or a similar notation in your article.
  • Do NOT include headers, footers, footnotes or endnotes.
  • All references must be in APA format
  • Please include a picture of the author with the article if you would like.
  • We would like for readers to be able to contact column authors. Please put your email information and an invitation to contact you into the article.
  • Finally, be sure to include:
    • Title of the Article
    • Author Name(s) and Organizational Affiliation(s)

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