About the Journal

The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology promotes deep reflection on community change and system transformation in which counselors, psychologists, and other human service professionals play a role. This open access journal aims to highlight ‘engaged scholarship’ and the very important social change work done by professionals and activists that would not normally find its way into publication. The journal attempts to break down the divide between theory and practice in one of the most critical areas of our work: social transformation toward social and ecological justice and peace. This journal features action-oriented articles, meaning manuscripts that discuss actual work (e.g., advocacy, activism, research, policy formulation and implementation, training, legislation) that has been conducted by the submitting author(s) and not proposed work or simple conceptualizations of issues.

Articles submitted to the journal are subjected to a masked (double-blind peer) review. There are no fees associated with submitting or publishing an article in this journal.

JSACP features four unique sections:
Activism and Advocacy
Education and Training
Policy and Theory
Program Development and Evaluation

The Journal is sponsored by Counselors for Social Justice and Psychologists for Social Responsibility

The Journal is published by the Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies and University Libraries.

The Journal accepts around 20% of the articles submitted for publication. 

Abstracting and Indexing Information:
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
Academic Search Elite (EBSCO Publishing)
Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts
ArticleFirst (OCLC)
Educational Research Abstracts
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
ProQuest Central
ProQuest One Psychology
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO Publishing)
Psychology Database
Scopus
Social Science Database
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO Publishing)
Sociology Database

ISSN: 2159-8142