Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Areas relevant to the scope of the journal include: Rural and community development, geography and regional planning, community health; capacity building, social work, sustainable development, human resource development; social capital, urban development, economic development, participation, urban studies, and relevant subjects.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Publication Frequency

4 issues per year


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.



Intrnational Journal of Community Development is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services: JournalTOCs; CrossRef; Scribd; LOCKSS;  World Cat; Science Central; BASE; Free Databases/Journals; PKP Open Archives Harvester; Google Scholar; Academic Journals Database