Local Development & Society

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & SOCIETY (CDS) has a new peer-reviewed journal called the Local Development & Society Journal that considers articles that represent the breadth and depth of the field of community development. This Journal is free to all our members and can be found by clicking here.

Local Development & Society will explore potentials and limitations of local growth and test evidence from academic research and practice against relevance in local societies. The journal supports theoretical and empirical research in a diversity of local contexts, with the aim of strengthening universities and organizations that produce research about communities’ development and society. Areas of interest include but are not limited to planning, geography, economics, sociology and other disciplines. The scope is global and of interest to diverse social scientists, planners, researchers, policy makers, students, and practitioners.

Locally-focused issues continue to emerge rapidly with key interest by the public, nonprofit and even private sectors as well as by citizen groups seeking to encourage more healthy and sustainable sources of livelihoods, culture, and foods in their communities and regions. At the same time, local systems connote changes in social and economic systems (participation, empowerment, health impacts, livelihoods and other economic impacts), and vice versa. Simply put, localization is the process of adapting or adopting changes in a product, content, process, or policy for a specific area or locale. Local Development and Society brings together these domains across social and economic systems. Interest in localism is on the rise around the world, and we seek to create a repository of cross-disciplinary academic research in local contexts that will be integrated with national, provincial, state, and community practices. The journal will explore potentials and limitations of local growth and test evidence from academic research and practice against relevance in local societies. The journal supports theoretical and empirical research in a diversity of local contexts, with the aim of strengthening universities and organizations that produce research about communities’ development and society. Areas of interest include but are not limited to planning, geography, economics, sociology and other disciplines. The scope is global and of interest to diverse social scientists, planners, researchers, policy makers, students, and practitioners.

Please consider submitting a manuscript to the new journal, Local Development & Society, published by Taylor & Francis in conjunction with CDS as a companion journal to Community Development. We are seeking manuscripts for original research, case study, perspective and review articles, as well as program, book, or organization reviews. 

 

Here are six reasons why you should publish with Local Development & Society:

  • Validate your research through a robust peer review process
  • An international platform and global reach for your research
  • Share your research with 50 free e-prints and tips on promoting your article
  • Immediately see the impact of your research: track downloads, citations, and the Altmetric score of your article
  • The option to publish Open Access if you choose
  • A diverse range of manuscript types published; from original research to book reviews and more

Learn more at: Taylor & Francis Local Development & Society.

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