Venues for Publication

Community engaged scholarship (research, publication, etc.) can count toward promotion/tenure.

Featured venues: Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning | Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement | Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community

Also summarized below: Academic Exchange Quarterly, Community Works Journal, Compac Current, The Evaluation Exchange, The Generator, Journal of Democracy, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Journal of Civic Commitment, International Journal for Service-Learning in Engineering, National Service Briefing, National Service News, NSSE Quarterly, Partnership Matters, PEN Weekly NewsBlast, “Perspectives” E-Journal of the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS), Phi Delta Kappan, PS: Political Science & Politics, Reflections, SERVEnet News, Service-Learning Advances, SparkUpdate, Synergy

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
The MJCSL is a national, peer-reviewed pubication with a circulation of about 1,000 (with subscribers all over the world), and includes articles on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues pertinent to curriculum-based service-learning in higher education, campus-community partnerships, and other forms of community-engaged scholarship intended for a faculty and administrator audience.

Submissions are accepted for each Fall and Spring publication. For specific due dates, contact the S-L office.

Review past issues or visit the MJCSL website.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
“The mission of the JHEOE is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

“This includes highlighting innovative endeavors; critically examining emerging issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities; and reporting on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning, and community service.”- JHEOE website

Submissions are accepted four times a year. For specific due dates, contact the S-L office.

View submission guidelinesreview past issues or visit the JHEOE website.

Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community
Themed Issue: Experiential Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Community Psychology
The Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (JPIC) is planning a themed issue on experiential teaching practices in undergraduate community psychology courses. Unfortunately, many undergraduates earn a four-year degree in psychology without being exposed to community psychology. Engaging community psychology courses for undergraduates not only introduces them to the field, but also ensures the continued growth and diversification of community psychology. Undergraduate students often find experiential learning to be more enjoyable, informative, and useful in comparison to traditional lecture-based classroom models. Further, experiential learning methodologies embody the values of our field, and complement the increased focus at many higher learning institutions on community engagement and service learning. The goal of this themed issue is to disseminate best practices in experiential teaching of community psychology at the undergraduate level. This issue will present a cross-section of teaching practices that provide undergraduates in community psychology and related courses with experiential learning opportunities. As a component of the issue, we are soliciting manuscripts which highlight the learning experiences of students in their own voice; therefore, we are only considering manuscripts which include qualitative feedback from one or more undergraduate students.

Submissions are accepted four times a year. For specific due dates, contact the S-L office.

Follow author guidelines available on the Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community website.

Additional criteria for this themed issue:

  • Style: Use style in the American Psychological Association Publication Manual (6th Ed).
  • Manuscripts are limited to 8 pages in length, including references.
  • Manuscripts must include a section or sections which provide qualitative feedback on the experiential learning activity from undergraduate students.
  • Quantitative evaluations of teaching practices are optional.
  • Manuscripts co-authored by undergraduate students are welcome.

Academic Exchange Quarterly
This is an independent, peer-reviewed print and electronic journal that publishes 55-65 original refereed articles per issue, submitted by international authors representing multiple academic areas.

Community Works Journal
This journal is published online (free) and in print three times a year in support of teaching practices that build community. It showcases innovative educational strategies, practices, and curriculum that involve teachers and students in meaningful work within their communities.

Compact Current
From Campus Compact, a free quarterly newsletter for higher education organizations and institutions involved in public and community service.

The Evaluation Exchange
Harvard Family Research Project’s periodical addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field.

The Generator
A National Youth Leadership Association publication for practitioners from all service-learning sectors. Issues focus on a specific theme, and include articles from the field, program examples, research, resources, and news.

Journal of Democracy
This journal, published quarterly, provides a forum for scholarly analysis and competing democratic viewpoints.

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
This is a peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences. Available online.

Journal for Civic Commitment
The Journal for Civic Commitment is a twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service-learning and civic engagement.

International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering
The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE) is a new faculty-reviewed electronic journal offered free, semi-annually, over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of students and researchers with a specific focus or implication for service learning inengineering, engineering entrepreneurship in service, or related topics.

National Service Briefing
A weekly publication of Youth Service America’s National Youth Service Network. This newsletter provides an online briefing for the service and volunteer field, highlighting up to date information such as funding, legislation, awards, best practices, and programs.

National Service News
A bimonthly online newsletter from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

NSEE Quarterly
Quarterly publication of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), an association of educators, businesses, and community leaders.

Partnership Matters
Knowing that it is impossible to keep up with the many conferences, grants, programs and publications that might strengthen community-campus efforts, the goal for Partnership Matters is to provide members with easy access to such information in a succinct, readable format. The newsletter is sent out via email every two weeks.

PEN Weekly NewsBlast
The Public Education Network advocates for significant changes in how school systems are funded, overhauling curriculum and assessment practices, and providing ongoing professional development for teachers. Every week, the PEN Weekly NewsBlast offers annotated links to articles about education, free updates on education news, and grant alerts.

Phi Delta Kappan
An advocate for research-based school reform, the Kappan provides a forum for debate on controversial subjects. Published since 1915, the journal comes out monthly, September-June, as a print publication. Selected articles from each issue are available online.

PS: Political Science & Politics
The September 2000 issue of this journal focused on service-learning and includes eight articles on various aspects of service-learning and political science.

This peer reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning, and community literacy.

SERVEnet News
This monthly electronic newsletter from SERVEnet provides updates on the latest happenings in the service community.

Service-Learning Advances
A monthly newsletter from the National Service-Learning Partnership (NSLP), it offers comprehensive and timely information about developments in the K-12 service-learning field. You must become a member of the NSLP to receive the newsletter. Membership is free.

SparkUpdate is a monthly newsletter that highlights new original articles, profiles and book reviews on the SparkAction website.

This online publication is published quarterly by Washington Campus Compact.