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.

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:

Submission Guidelines

Book Review Editor

Cheryl Coulthard

Book Review Guidelines

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.

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