About the Journal
- Social and Community Work: Examination of community engagement, development, and empowerment, as well as evaluation of community-based projects and their impact on society. Research on social work practice in the community context, including assisting individuals and groups in vulnerable situations, promoting positive social change, and working with communities to address their needs and challenges.
- Sociocultural Studies and Interculturality: Analysis of sociocultural dynamics within communities, including cultural diversity, identity, and the intersection of social and cultural factors in community life, as well as emerging cultural formations, intercultural negotiations, and contemporary challenges to cultures and identities.
- Sustainable Community Development: Exploration of practices and strategies for community development that promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability, focusing on active community participation in decision-making related to sustainable development.
- Social Approaches to Health and Health Education: Exploration of the social determinants of health, community-based interventions for health promotion, and strategies for improving community well-being from a social perspective. Research and practices related to health education within communities, including innovative educational methodologies, community health literacy, and the role of education in improving health outcomes.
- Gender Studies: Critical analyses of gender issues in community contexts, including gender equity, sexual diversity, gender identity, and the intersection of gender with other aspects of community life.
- Social Movements, Activism, and Social Justice: Study of social movements, collectives, and activist activities in communities, addressing issues such as civil rights, human rights, and social justice, and examining their impact on social transformation at the local level.
- Public Policy, Social Services, and Citizen Participation: Analysis of citizen participation in decision-making and policy formulation at the community level, emphasizing promoting participatory democracy and community collaboration in local problem-solving. Research on government policies and social service programs that impact communities, with a focus on improving residents' social well-being and quality of life, as well as evaluating their implementation and effectiveness.
- Social Innovation: Exploration of innovative approaches to address community social problems, including social business models, social technologies, and social entrepreneurship, and how these initiatives contribute to strengthening communities.
- Migration, Human Movements and Territorial Dynamics: Analysis of the complex interactions between migration, human movements and territorial dynamics from a holistic perspective encompassing social, cultural and community aspects. Research how migration and population movements influence the configuration of territories, including cultural diversity and local identity, and how communities adapt to these changes to promote inclusive and harmonious coexistence in different environments. Studies on the evolution and history, memories and commemorations related to social, cultural, political, ideological, environmental, legal and epistemological diversity of communities.
Visibility and Open Access:
The journal follows an open access model, which maximizes the visibility of published articles.
Frequency of publication:
The journal follows a continuous publication model, where articles after acceptance are typeset and published in a single volume per year. Therefore, the call for submissions is permanently open.
Speed of publication:
The journal manages the following times of the editorial process: 5 days for the first response from the section editor or pass to peer review; 30 to 45 days responses from the editor on the observations of peer reviewers; 5 to 7 days in layout, metadata uploading and publication on the journal's site.
The editorial team combines rigorous peer review with the efficient timing of the editorial process, which is done exclusively in electronic format.
Promotion and dissemination strategy:
The journal develops a strategy to promote and position published articles on social networks and web platforms, which contributes to increase exposure and access to the articles.