November 5, 2021
We are pleased to announce the new issue (16(3)) of the Journal of Rural and Community Development (JRCD). This is a general issue with six articles in the first instance. This is also the first issue of the JRCD with abstracts translated to French in the published paper. Previous issues, translations were only included in the journal metadata. Other articles may be added before the end of the year.
We are also in the final stages of editing and proofing articles for a special issue on COVID-19 and Rural Canada: Rural Impacts and Resilience. This will be the fourth issue of 2021. We are looking forward to releasing this timely and important issue.
In November 2021, the JRCD became a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The DOAJ is an non-profit organization with the mission to: "to increase the visibility, accessibility, reputation, usage and impact of quality, peer-reviewed, open access scholarly research journals globally, regardless of discipline, geography or language" (https://doaj.org/about/).
In 2022, we will be publishing another special issue, with colleagues from Quebec (Marco Alberio and Juan-Luis Klein). The theme of this issue is: Socio-territorial innovation and innovative development models: The challenge of social and environmental justice (Innovation socio-territoriale et modèles innovateurs de développement: le défi de la justice sociale et environnementale). This will be the first issue of the JRCD that comprising mostly French language papers.
We hope you enjoy this issue and we would like to take this opportunity to thank authors for their support and patience, and all of the reviewers for their efforts, particularly during the pandemic.