The Communal Studies Association publishes a scholarly journal twice yearly (spring and fall) containing peer-reviewed articles on communal groups past and present, with an emphasis on those in the United States. Reviews of relevant books and other publications are included. The journal is available as part of a CSA membership, by subscription or from our online store.
Buy an individual copy
Buy individual copies of the CSA Journals available on our online store.
Subscribe to the CSA Journal, issued twice yearly.
The Communal Studies Association’s journal Communal Societies is in need of qualified peer-reviewers for articles submitted for possible publication. If you would be interested in reviewing articles please complete this brief Google form listing your qualifications and areas of scholarly expertise/interest: https://tinyurl.com/mu7se2ej
Communal Societies is the primary venue for new scholarly research into intentional communities, but it can’t function without qualified peer-reviewers. Please help your up and coming colleagues, as well as veteran friends, as our editors guide their work into print.
Submit an Article
Please send inquiries and manuscripts to Dr. Heather Van Wormer, Journal Editor. Manuscripts and correspondence can be directed to the editor via email to: email@example.com.
Book Review Editor
Author-Title Index PDF
NEW! – Author-Title Index PDF to Communal Societies from Volume 1 through the current Volume 36.2, compiled by Lyman Tower Sargent. It can be downloaded to your computer and searched using the “Find” command on your Adobe Reader program. The CSA thanks Lyman Tower Sargent for this helpful list, which will be updated as new volumes are issued.