The Community Indicators Consortium invites papers for a special issue of The International Journal of Community Well-Being. This will be a thematic issue focused on Community Indicators and Community Well-Being. Community indicators help support advocacy, planning, policy and community engagement to move from data to action. The issue aims to help researchers, practitioners, and members of the public understand the key role that community indicators can play in monitoring community well-being and in directing efforts to improve it. A secondary aim is for readers to gain insight, ideas, and resources to deploy in their own communities.
Authors are invited from around the globe, providing a variety of processes, practices, and perspectives. Submissions should focus on new and novel applications of community indicators in community practices or academic setting as they relate to the advancement of community well-being.
To submit an article in the special issue, first write a short abstract. Your abstract should include:
- Proposed title
- Abstract of your article, which does not have more than 500 words
- Keywords indicating the area of focus on Community Indicators and Community Well-Being
- Your contact information;
- A short ½ page biography for each author;
- The type of full article that you will be submitting if your abstract is accepted (perspective, case, overview, or original – please see description below)
Only abstracts that clearly state the connection and implications of community indicators for community well-being will be considered. Abstracts may be based on theoretical or practical concepts, projects, or case study examples. Submissions are encouraged in the form of academic perspective or case articles.
Full article type options: There are four different types of full articles that are accepted
Perspective article – presents concepts, frameworks, theory or ideas, or review of a concept. These articles can range from a minimum of 5000 words to a maximum of 10,000. If the article is in the form of an essay, it can be shorter at a minimum of 2500 words to around 5000 typically or can range to a longer essay of up to 10,000 words.
Case article – provides findings and summary of a program, project, or application. It must provide background, and relation to larger context, in other words, it must have relevance for others beyond the case. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
Overview article – analysis of existing literature and/or data, whether a literature review or meta-analysis/content analysis. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
Original research article – includes research question/hypothesis, methods/research approach, background or context, results with analysis and interpretation, and conclusion and/or implications for research or practice. Can use quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods. Typical article word length is approximately 7500 words, with a minimum of 5000 and a maximum of 10,000.
All articles should include a short introduction or literature review that explains the intersect of community well-being and the topic of the submission.
All submissions must be in APA 6th Edition. All submissions must include APA references references in APA 6th Edition. Submissions based purely on opinion will not be accepted. See submission options below.
Editors for the volume are: Melanie Davern, PhD and Luis Esteves, PhD.
Please use the form below to submit abstracts.