Therapeutic Communities

Therapeutic Communities

The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities

ISSN: 0964-1866

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Aims and Scope

Established in 1980, Therapeutic Communities (TC) is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing international findings related to therapeutic communities, therapeutic and enabling environments and related fields.

TC provides a forum in which those engaged in developing, managing and sustaining therapeutic cultures can publish original research, communicate experiences, consider the effects of political and social policy on their own settings, disseminate ideas, developments and findings, and communicate good practice.

The journal publishes papers that critically and creatively engage with ideas drawn from a range of multidisciplinary discourses.

Content includes: 

  • Original research
  • Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Case studies
  • Organization studies
  • Opinion and letters.

View our general Call For Papers.

Therapeutic Communities is the international journal of The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities (TCTC). More about TCTC here.

Via TCTC the journal is also supported by The Institute of Mental Health, the Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association and the Community of Communities network at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

ASSIA, EBSCO Academic Search Alumni/Complete/Elite/Premier, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, PsychINFO, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Vlaams Academisch Bibliografisch Bestand voor de Sociale en Humane Wetenschappen (VABB-SHW)

This journal is ranked by:

Scopus and The Database for Statistics on Higher Education, Norway (Level 1)

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