Call for papers from Therapeutic Communities


Editor in Chief:

Dr. Gary Winship
[email protected]



The International Therapeutic Communities Journal welcomes papers that draw upon both qualitative and quantitative research, as well as papers that stem from lived experience of both staff and clients.

Therapeutic community principles and practice represent an internationally diverse range of stakeholder interests. This journal 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.


We welcome submissions on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Schools and educational environments
  • Prison therapeutic communities
  • Hospitals and medical centres
  • Community settings
  • Arts and culture
  • Orthopedagogy


Forthcoming special issue topics include:

  • drug-free therapeutic communities


Submission Details

To submit your research, please visit the manuscript portal

To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit the journal's page
If you would like to propose a topic for a future special issue of the Journal, please get in contact with the Editor-in-Chief, Dr Gary Winship: [email protected]