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.
JSACP features four unique sections:
Activism and Advocacy
Education and Training
Policy and Theory
Program Development and Evaluation
The Journal accepts around 20% of the articles submitted for publication.
Abstracting and Indexing Information:
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Publishing)
Educational Research Abstracts
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO Publishing)
SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO Publishing)
Archiving and Long-Term Access:
The Journal collaborates with the Ball State University Libraries to ensure the sustainability of and long-term access to published scholarship. In the event that JSACP is no longer published, individuals will be able to access articles through the Cardinal Scholar repository as well as the Counselors for Social Justice and Psychologists for Social Responsibility websites. The journal archive is currently available here: http://jsacp.tumblr.com/archive.