Community Development has been the official journal of the Community Development Society since 1970. Community Development is regularly published five times a year, in addition to occasional special issues. It includes a range of scholarly research, as well as a section on practice that replaces the content previously found in Community Development Practice.
Community Development aims to advance theory, research, practice, and teaching that serves purposive community change. The scope of the journal embraces all specializations within the interdisciplinary field of community development, including social, economic, and environmental concerns. Accordingly, the journal welcomes manuscripts that report empirical research findings; build theory, research methods, or pedagogy; evaluate current practices; or critically analyze the profession itself. Authors are strongly encouraged to link research to theory and clearly state the implications of their manuscript’s content for practice and policy.
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Seeking a 3-year Editor for Community Development
As the Interim Editor's term expires on June 30th, per policy, the CDS Board of Directors is seeking proposals from individuals who wish to become the Editor of Community Development. The Editor’s term of office begins July 1, 2022 and runs for three consecutive years.