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.
Revue ATPS / Journal SCDP
Université du Québec à Montréal
405 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC H2L 2C4
Collège de Maisonneuve, Canada
Back issues (22 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.
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.
The journal encourages authors to deposit the various versions of their manuscript (prepublication, accepted manuscript and published version) in an institutional or disciplinary repository as soon as the article is published on the journal website. 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
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, 22.214.171.124)
- 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.
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.
Rédacteur en chef / Chief editor / Editor en jefe:
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Secrétaire de rédaction / Sub-editor / Secretario de redacción:
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
Université Paris-Est Créteil – France
Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Brésil
Comité scientifique international / International Scientific Committee / Comité científico internacional:
DA SILVA, Ana
Universidad de Santarem - Portugal
Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis - Sénégal
Universidad de Buenos Aires - Argentina
Université St-Joseph - Liban