Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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:

  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • PsycINFO/PsycArticles (APA)
  • Psychology Database (ProQuest)
  • DOAJ: Directory of OPEN ACCESS Journal
  • GOOGLE Scholar
  • ULRICH'S: International Database


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


No longer than 5,000 words

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Research Articles

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Book Reviews

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Short Research Reports

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

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Special Thematic Section

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Literature Reviews

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Perspective and Opinion papers

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Intervention Report

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Publication Frequency

The Journal is published in two issues per year.


Open Access Policy

Community psychology in global perspective 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 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 and upholds the ethics of scientific research as detailed in 2017 APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (Section 8).

ESE Salento University Publishing as publisher of the journal Community Psychology in Global Perspective 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

Important principles for AUTHORS include the following:

• Research was conducted based on the principles of honesty, loyalty, transparency, and fairness, respecting all the people involved and in the interest of participants, colleagues, students, the institution the researchers belong to, the scientific community, and the public opinion.

• Institutional approval was obtained.

• Consent for participation was also obtained. Specific procedures were used to obtain informed consent from vulnerable groups (such as minors, persons unable to give consent, prisoners, hospitalized or institutionalized groups exposed to stigma or risk of social discrimination).

• The participants' right to confidentiality and anonymity was ensured.

• The research activity did not permanently or temporarily compromise the psychophysical well-being of the participants; possible risks were correctly and fully reported.

• Funding sources and conflicts of interest are disclosed.

• Results are reported honestly and without falsification or manipulation of data.

• The submission is an original work, it is not (self-) plagiarized nor it is a duplicate or fragmented publication.

• Authorship accurately reflects individuals' contributions.

Important principles for REVIEWERS:

• Promptly notify the editor in case of conflict of interests in reviewing the assigned manuscript.

• Notify the editor in case they detect any substantial similarity/overlap between the assigned manuscript and other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

• Treat the manuscript and any information acquired during the review process as confidential. Reviewers who would like to involve a student/collaborator in the review process should seek the permission of the editor in advance.

• Express their views clearly and with supporting arguments, avoiding disrespectful and biased language, and conducting the review with objectivity and impartiality.

• Provide timely feedback for authors and editors.

Important principles for EDITORS:

• Choose reviewers based solely on their knowledge in the area addressed by the assignable manuscript, the willingness to provide constructive and accurate reviews, and the absence of conflict of interests.

• Avoid conflict of interest situations, such as handling submissions from close colleagues or collaborators.

• Evaluate manuscripts on the basis of scientific merit alone, irrespectively of the race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or political orientation of the authors.

• Take full responsibility for their decisions.

• Explaining their decision clearly and with supporting arguments.

• Ensure the confidentiality of submissions.

• Check the submissions for (self-) plagiarism



Peer Review Policy

CPGP uses a double-blind review system: both the reviewer’s and author’s identities are concealed throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. All manuscripts are subjected to the peer review process but Introductions to special issues and Book reviews.

Manuscripts are assigned to the Editor-in-Chief, an Associate Editor, or a member of the Editorial Board. If the manuscript passes the editor’s initial screening, it will be assigned to at least two reviewers. The editor will make the final decision regarding the manuscript’s (acceptance or rejection).

Desk Rejection

A desk rejection is issued as the outcome of the initial screening if the editor establishes that (a) the manuscript falls outside the scope and domain of the journal or it is inconsistent with the journal’s aims; or (b) it is unlikely that the paper will pass the peer review process because of serious flaws of design, methodology, analysis, or interpretation of the results; or (c) the manuscript makes a limited contribution to the field, based on the standards of the journal.

When a manuscript is submitted for a special issue, the desk rejection also includes the lack of fit for the special issue.

Editorial Rejection

A manuscript that has been rejected by CPGP cannot be revised and resubmitted without invitation from the editor. If a manuscript is rejected on the basis of the peer review, the editor explains why it was rejected and may provide feedback from the reviewers.

Authors are free to submit the rejected manuscript to another journal. Authors are welcome to use the reviewers’ and the editor’s feedback when revising their manuscript.



(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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