Society affiliations

The International Journal of Social Pedagogy (IJSP) is supported by ThemPra (, a social (pedagogical) enterprise which supports the sustainable development of social pedagogy, and the Social Pedagogy Professional Association ( where IJSP holds a stall at the annual SPPA conference and runs special issues that coincide with Social Pedagogy Professional Association annual conference themes.


Additionally, the International Journal of Social Pedagogy, ThemPra, and the Social Pedagogy Professional Association is pleased to alert readers to other journals publishing in similar areas on social pedagogy:

  • The Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care is an open access journal that provides a rich forum for debate and dissemination about the topical issues in residential child care research, policy and practice, available at In 2013 there was a special issue on social pedagogy and in 2016 the IJSP and SJRCC published a joint special issue on the theme of ‘love in a professional context’, available online here .
  • The Journal of Research in Social Pedagogy (Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria) is a Spanish language based open access journal established in 1986 and published by the Ibero-American Association of Social Pedagogy. It disseminates the results of original national and international research on social pedagogy and social education, available at
  • Sociální pedagogika/Social Education is a Czech open access journal publishing theoretical and empirical research articles, book reviews and news items on scientific events in the field of social education, available at
  • The International Child and Youth Care Network (CYC-Net) aims to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty. Its monthly open access journal is available at