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Engaged Scholarship Journals

Action Research

An international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research and for participative, action oriented inquiry into questions relevant to people in the conduct of their lives. Publishes articles on community-based and participatory research.

American Journal of Community Psychology

The American Journal of Community Psychology offers quantitative and qualitative research on community psychological interventions at the social, neighborhood, organizational, group, and individual levels. Wide-ranging topics include individual and community mental and physical health; educational, legal, and work environment processes, policies, and opportunities; social welfare and social justice; studies of social problems; and evaluations of interventions.

The American Sociologist

The American Sociologist examines the history, current status, and future prospects of sociology as a profession and discipline. TAS emphasizes new trends in the profession and focuses on how sociologists shape and influence social policy and the intellectual issues of the age. It also publishes professional opinions, special features, interviews, and review essays, with emphasis on the global context and impact of the sociological discipline.

Australian Journal of University Community Engagement

A Peer-reviewed journal published by Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia, with a focus on research, theory and practice about university-community engagement that aims to strengthen the scholarship of engagement.

Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning

Published in cooperation with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Change focuses on contemporary issues in higher learning. Using a magazine format, Change is intended to inform reflective practitioners in colleges, universities, corporations, government, and elsewhere about trends, new ideas, and the implications of educational programs, policies, and practices.

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice

This Peer-Review Journal focuses on advancing the field of citizen science by providing a venue for citizen science researchers and practitioners (scientists, information technologists, conservation biologists, community health organizers, educators, evaluators, urban planners, and more) to share best practices in conceiving, developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining projects that facilitate public participation in scientific endeavors in any discipline.


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Collaborative Anthropologies

Collaborative Anthropologies is a journal meant to engage the growing and ever-widening discussion of collaborative research and practice in anthropology and in closely related fields.

Community Development

Community Development is a peer review quarterly journal featuring articles on such diverse topics as rural and urban economic development, housing, entrepreneurship, theory, technology, social capital, and leadership, and much more. Articles are written by and for academics and practitioners.

Community Development Journal

The Community Development Journal provides an international forum for political, economic, and social programs, which link the activities of people with institutions and government. Dealing with the theory and practice of the policies, programs, and methods employed, the Community Development Journal covers a wide range of topics including community action, village, town, and regional planning, community studies, and rural development.

Community Schools Online

The Coalition for Community Schools, which is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership, is an alliance of national, state and local organizations in education K-16, youth development, community planning and development, family support, health and human services, government and philanthropy as well as national, state and local community school networks. Community schools are both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. There are a number of national models and local community school initiatives that share a common set of principles: fostering strong partnerships, sharing accountability for results, setting high expectations, building on the community's strengths, and embracing diversity and innovative solutions.

Community Works Journal

Community Works Journal is published by Community Works Institute in support of teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to a relevant and meaningful education.

Education, Citizenship and Social Justice

Education, Citizenship and Social Justice is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a strategic forum for international and multidisciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice.

Educational Researcher

Educational Researcher publishes scholarly articles that are of general significance to the education research community and that come from a wide range of areas of education research and related disciplines. Published nine times a year, ER aims to make major programmatic research and new findings of broad importance widely accessible.

eJournal of Public Affairs

The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access journal published by Missouri State University and affiliated with the American Democracy Project. By providing an academic, nationally refereed venue for such work, the eJournal aims to advance the status of public scholarship.

Engaged Scholar Journal

Engaged Scholar Journal is founded by the University of Saskatchewan in 2014. It aspires to become a leading multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, online journal that serves as a venue for reciprocal and meaningful co-creation of knowledge among scholars, educators, professionals, and community leaders, in Canada and worldwide.

Gateways: International Journal of Community Engagement and Research

Gateways is a refereed journal that is concerned with the practice and processes of community engagement: with ideas as to what constitutes engagement between universities and communities, theories and policies which enable community engagement, and possibilities for sustainable collaborations and outcomes.

Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice

The Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (GJCCP) is an online journal for practitioners of community psychology and community improvement. We look forward to working with practitioners and applied researchers to share quality work and to foster a learning community that will contribute to ongoing advances in the broad field of Community Practice, both in psychology and related disciplines.

Innovative Higher Education

Innovative Higher Education presents fresh ideas in higher education in a straightforward and readable fashion. 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.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

The Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies (IJPS) shares scholarship and creates connections for cultural transformation to build a world in which all relationships, institutions, policies and organizations are based on principles of partnership.

International Journal of Public Participation

The ‘IJP2' is an online, multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about public participation and its impact around the world. It has been created with the specific intention of bridging the arenas of research and practice within the field of public participation.

International Journal for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern University. It is an international vehicle for articles, essays, and discussions about the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its applications in higher/tertiary education today. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

International Journal of Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement

The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE) is 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.

International Journal for Service Learning and Engineering

The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on the original work of the authors with a specific focus on projects, programs, research and pedagogy that involve service learning in engineering, humanitarian engineering, and social entrepreneurship. A primary purpose of the Journal is to foster inquiry into rigorous engineering design and research and direct those efforts toward solving problems of marginalized communities - along with entrepreneurial application if appropriate.

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge focused on the improvement of higher education across all content areas and delivery domains. The audience of the IJTLHE includes higher education faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, and students who are interested in improving post-secondary instruction.

The International Journal of Volunteer Administration

The International Journal of Volunteer Administration (IJOVA) is a peer-reviewed applied research publication that seeks to connect community-based practitioners, academicians, and consultants in greater service to the global volunteer community. The journal is a refereed publication of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. It provides an exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism and volunteer resource management and administration, both in North America and internationally.

International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change

The journal, published by Columbia College, only accepts articles from undergraduate students. The journal focuses on three types of articles: (1) articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served; (2) a case study of a service-learning project; and (3) a reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development

JAFSCD is an online, international, peer-reviewed focused on the practice and applied research interests of agriculture and food systems development professionals and scholars.

Journal for Civic Commitment

The Journal for Civic Commitment is biannual, online journal dedicated to service learning and civic engagement, published by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.

Journal of the Community Development Society

Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) is 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.

Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education

The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education is an online, refereed journal concerned with exploring community engagement and community-based learning perspective, research, and practice. The journal publishes accounts of a range of research focusing on practical and theoretical insights and understanding, in higher education and across the disciplines and professions. There is a focus on case studies emphasizing community engagement and engaged learning practices, methodology, and pedagogy.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship is published by the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Manuscripts are invited for this peer-reviewed journal that is intended to provide a mechanism for the dissemination of scholarly works from all disciplines that integrate teaching, research, service and community engagement.

Journal of Community Practice

Interdisciplinary journal of community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development and social change. Develops knowledge related to social sciences, urban planning, social and economic development, community organizing, policy analysis, urban and rural sociology, public administration, and nonprofit management. The journal articulates contemporary issues, providing direction on how to think about social problems, developing approaches to dealing with them, and outlining ways to implement these concepts in classrooms and practice settings.

Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships

The Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships is an international publication on experiential education that focuses on internships, cooperative education and work-integrated learning.

Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science

The Journal of Deliberative Mechanisms in Science (DEMESCI) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works on the relation between science and the rest of society. Specifically, the articles provide insight into the growing dimensions of Public Science in Democracy. 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. In this respect, DEMESCI intends to come up with a better critical understanding of the conceptualization and potential application of practices that engage a variety of social groups with science.

Journal of Extension

The Journal of Extension (JOE) expands and updates the research and knowledge base for U.S. extension professionals and other outreach educators to improve their effectiveness. JOE also serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting U.S. cooperative extension education.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

A peer-reviewed publication that serves as a forum to promote continuing dialogue about the outreach and engagement mission of universities and to foster understanding of how the outreach and engagement mission relates to the teaching and research missions as well as the needs of society. 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.

Journal of Public Scholarship and Higher Education

The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education (JPSHE) 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. JPSHE provides a venue for higher education faculty and administrative leadership to reflect on the ways that community engagement affects work in higher education – and its outcomes for broad issues such as classroom teaching, the advancement of research and knowledge creation across the disciplines, faculty development, tenure and promotion processes, the preparation of graduate students, etc.

Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning encourages all instructors to engage in the discussion of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and to become involved in sharing knowledge and learning about the teaching-learning process. The Journal provides a publication outlet for research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and an online forum for engagement with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 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. It answers Ernest Boyer's call for a forum to present the scholarship of teaching and learning. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion by faculty about all areas affecting teaching and learning, and gives faculty the opportunity to share proven, innovative pedagogies and thoughtful, inspirational insights about teaching.

Metropolitan Universities Journal

Metropolitan Universities journal is the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan University's quarterly online journal for scholarship on cutting-edge topics impacting urban and metropolitan colleges and universities. It is a peer-reviewed, open access publication. Its readership includes senior leaders and administrators who shape higher education, scholars, faculty, and even undergraduate and graduate students who work to address issues facing modern universities and the communities they serve. Authors are top scholars and administrators who present compelling research and incisive reports about applications of theory and best practices from diverse institutional perspectives.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) has been the premiere national, peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academic (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies that are co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; examine practices across disciplines or campuses; or explore international networks are all encouraged.

PRISM: A Regional Journal of Engagement

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

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

Facilitates dissemination of programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in communities. Dedicated to supporting the work of community health partnerships that involve ongoing collaboration between community representatives and academic or governmental partners.

Public: A Journal of Imagining America

Public is a peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts, and design in public life. It aspires to connect what we can imagine with what we can do. We are interested in projects, pedagogies, resources, and ideas that reflect rich engagements among diverse participants, organizations, disciplines, and sectors.

Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning

Peer-reviewed journal by the New City Community Press & Syracuse University Press, Reflections provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service learning, and community literacy, bringing together an array of voices to reflect upon the theoretical, ethical, and political implications of community-based writing and civic engagement.

The Review of Higher Education

The Review of Higher Education provides a forum for discussion of varied issues affecting higher education. The journal advances the study of college- and university-related topics through peer-reviewed articles, essays, reviews and research findings, and by emphasizing systematic inquiry--both quantitative and qualitative--and practical implications.

Science Education and Civic Engagement: An International Journal

Explores constructive connections between science education and civic engagement. It focuses on using unsolved, complex civic issues as a framework to develop students' understanding of the role of scientific knowledge in personal and public decision making. Published articles include topical reviews, research studies on teaching and learning, and connections between science education and public policy.

Outreach & Engagement