Publication Outlets

Literary works involving the scholarship of engagement are often found in discipline-specific journals, yet there are other avenues for publication, which are reflected here.

Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning

This magazine aims to cover contemporary issues in higher learning. It is intended to stimulate and inform reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, corporations, government, and elsewhere. Using a magazine format rather than that of an academic journal, Change spotlights trends, provides new insights and ideas, and analyzes the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.

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Community Development Journal

A peer-reviewed journal that is considered the leading international journal in its field. It covers a wide range of topics, reviewing significant developments and providing a forum for cutting-edge debates about theory and practice. It adopts a broad definition of community development to include policy, planning, and action as they impact on the life of communities.

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Community Works Journal

This journal supports teaching practices that build community and features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to a relevant and meaningful education.

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Education, Citizenship and Social Justice

A peer-reviewed journal that provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the different dimensions of division in society within the context of education, citizenship, and social justice across the full spectrum of education and education-related institutions and practices.

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Educational Researcher

A peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines.

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eJournal of Public Affairs

A peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. The journal is focused on scholarship related to engagement in the public arena and, in particular, to the following themes:

  • Considerations of citizenship and what it means to be a citizen, including global citizenship and eCitizenship
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, problem solving, and leadership related to citizenship and civic engagement
  • Assessment of civic-engagement projects
  • The relationship between social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and civic engagement

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Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

A refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of university-community engagement. It provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to explore issues and reflect on practices relating to the full range of engaged activity. The journal publishes evaluative case studies of community engagement initiatives, analyses of the policy environment, and theoretical reflections that contribute to the scholarship of engagement.

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Innovative Higher Education

A refereed scholarly journal that presents fresh ideas in higher education in a straightforward and readable manner. The journal features descriptions and evaluations of current innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education. It also focuses on the effect of such innovations on teaching and students.

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The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement

A peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education.

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Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

An online, refereed journal concerned with exploring community engagement and community-based learning perspective, research, and practice. It publishes accounts of a range of research focusing on case studies emphasizing community engagement and engaged learning practices, methodology, and pedagogy.

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Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

A peer-reviewed international journal through which faculty, staff, students, and community partners disseminate scholarly works. This journal integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a community-participatory process.

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The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science

A peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works on the relationship between science and the rest of society. Specifically, the articles provide insight into the growing dimensions of Public Engagement with Science. DEMESCI is oriented towards the academic world, stakeholders and all types of collectives interested in the boom especially during the last two decades of participatory activities and methodologies. It will publish articles based on disciplines such as Sociology, History, and Political Science, among others.

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Journal of Extension

A peer-reviewed journal that brings the scholarship of university outreach and engagement to educators and practitioners around the world. It creates opportunities for professionals and students to publish intellectual, creative work, nurtures emerging scholars and new authors for success, encourages professional development, and advances the theory and practice of the Cooperative Extension System. Main website and Information for authors

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Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal that aims to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities. It highlights innovative endeavors, critically examines emerging issues, trends, challenges and opportunities, and reports on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, research, public scholarship, service-learning, and community service. Edited by Melvin B. Hill, Jr., the journal is published by the Institute of Higher Education and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach of the University of Georgia.

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Journal of Public Deliberation

A peer-reviewed, open access journal with the principal objective of synthesizing the research, opinion, projects, experiments and experiences of academics and practitioners in the multi-disciplinary field of "deliberative democracy."

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Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education

A peer-reviewed journal that aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community.

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Metropolitan Universities Journal

A quarterly publication intent on helping institutions stay abreast of cutting-edge topics in higher education. Published by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, each themed issue reports in-depth on theoretical and applied aspects affecting colleges and universities. Articles are contributed by top scholars and administrators who bring diverse institutional perspectives to their ideas.

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Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

A national, peer-reviewed journal for college and university faculty and administrators, with an editorial board of faculty from many academic disciplines and professional fields at the University of Michigan and other U.S. higher education institutions. It aims to publish the highest quality research, theory, and pedagogy articles related to higher education academic service-learning.

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Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

A peer-reviewed journal that focuses on how theories and practices can inform and improve service-learning and civic engagement partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners, examining practices across disciplines or campuses, or exploring international networks are all encouraged.

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PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement

An exciting new journal devoted to promoting a culture of engagement between the university and region through the creation, application, and integration of knowledge. It is multi-disciplinary, publishing quality, peer-reviewed research articles, case studies and applied research articles, and reflections across the full range of disciplinary perspectives.

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Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action

A national, peer-reviewed journal whose mission is to identify and publicize model programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and stimulate action that will improve the health of people and communities.

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