Revue internationale Animation, territoires et pratiques socioculturelles International Journal of Sociocultural community development and practices Revista internacional Animación, territorios y prácticas socioculturales

Managing editor(s): Izabel Solyszko (Directrice) / Editor(s): Jean-Marie Lafortune (Éditeur)


Founded in 2010 by Jean-Pierre Augustin (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne) and Jean-Marie Lafortune (UQAM), the online journal Sociocultural community development and practices (Journal SCDP) is committed to the dissemination of work contributing to the understanding of socio-cultural community development and practices in their contexts. SCDP is interested in a wide range of fields where these practices can be innovative and creative towards individual, organisational and social development and emancipation, including education, economic, and various cultural fields. SCDP publishes both theoretical and empirical work based on professionnal or scientifical practices and research, along with field notes and reviews.

Full details of the journal can be found on the journal website


Revue ATPS / Journal SCDP

Université du Québec à Montréal
405 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2C4

Main contact

Jonathan Martel
Collège de Maisonneuve, Canada

Back issues (24 issues)

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Editorial policy and ethics

This scientific journal adheres to a double-blind review process. Therefore neither the authors nor the evaluator’s names are revealed. Our principal criteria in considering and evaluating a document resides in its potential to contribute to the development of research and knowledge of our fields of interest.

The journal publishes scientific researches based on empirical data, reports of experiences or practices of sociocultural community development with a critical perspective, texts of reflections supported by an argumentation anchored in the literature as well as of brief reviews and states of research.

Open access policy

The SCDP journal is published in open access, under a Creative Commons license (CC BY 4.0). Authors retain unrestricted copyright and all publishing rights of their manuscript and article. This license gives free and immediate access to the articles and allows any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print the full text of the articles, search within them, or hyperlink to them, dissect them for indexing, use them as datasets for software, or use them in any other legal way by remixing them, transforming them or creating a new work from them for any use, even commercial.

The SCPD journal therefore subscribes to the DOAJ definition of open access.

Previous license: 
Issues 1 to 20  : Creative commons (CC BY-NC-ND)

Publication fee

There are no publication fees.

Conflicts of interest

In order to avoid potential conflicts of interest, authors are invited to inform the journal of evaluators which could give rise to such situation.

Self-archiving policy

The journal encourages authors to deposit the various versions of their manuscript (prepublication, accepted manuscript or published version) in an institutional or disciplinary repository. In the case of the submitted manuscript (prepublication), the authors may have deposited it prior to submission in such a repository without this affecting the original nature of the submitted manuscript.

Information for contributors

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission file is in one of the following file formats: OpenOffice, Microsoft Word and RTF.
  • The submission has not already been published and is not currently being considered by another journal. If not, provide an explanation in the “Comments to Editor” field.
  • The text conforms to stylistic and bibliographic requirements.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript guidelines :

  • Length : 45000 à 60000 caracters including spaces (approximately 15 to 20 pages) without references.
  • Line spacing : 1,5
  • Accepted formats: Word (.doc, .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Open document (.odt).
  • Do not indent paragraphs.
  • Titles and subtitles must be numbered clearly (ex. : 1, 1.1, 1.1.1,
  • Citations and references: citations must follow the ‘Author (Date)’ norm and references must follow APA style (in its adapted version to either French, English of Spanish languages).
  • Footnotes must be kept to a bare minimum.
  • Quality and readability of graphics, tables and images are the authors’ responsability.
  • Abtract (150 to 900 caracters) and keywords. The abstract should comprise of a presentation of the case or problem under study, the theoretical approach, the objectives and the main results and conclusions.

Submission guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted online (via the journal website). No manuscripts will be accepted if submitted via e-mail to the editorial board members.

Each submission should include the following information:
•    Name of authors, affiliations (institution and status) and e-mail adresses;
•    A list of potential evaluators.

Privacy Statement

Les noms et courriels saisis dans le site de cette revue seront utilisés exclusivement aux fins indiquées par cette revue et ne serviront à aucune autre fin, ni à toute autre partie.

Editorial board

Rédacteur en chef / Chief editor / Editor en jefe: 

Jean-Marie Lafortune
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Secrétaire de rédaction / Sub-editor / Secretario de redacción: 

Jonathan Martel
Collège de Maisonneuve, Canada

Comité de rédaction / Editorial board / Comité de redacción

AGUILAR, Maria Jose
Universidad de Castilla la Mancha - Espagne

Université d'Alger - Algérie

Université du Québec à Montréal - Québec

LEBON, Francis
Université Paris-Est Créteil – France

MELO, Victor
Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brésil

Comité scientifique international / International Scientific Committee / Comité científico internacional:

Universidad de Santarem - Portugal

Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis - Sénégal

LOMAGNO, Claudia
Universidad de Buenos Aires - Argentina 

Université St-Joseph - Liban