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Journals for Engaged Scholars

Cityscape 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.

Community DevelopmentCommunity 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 Schools Online The Coalition for Community Schools, 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.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) Inaugural Issue / Volume 1, Issue 1 / August 2010

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 A twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service learning and civic 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 the Community Development Society Community development is a peer-reviewed journal focusing primarily on developed nations and featuring articles on such diverse topics as rural and urban economic development, housing, entrepreneurship, theory, technology, social capital, and leadership. Articles are written by and for practitioners and academics.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship The Editorial Board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) invites the submission of manuscripts that relate to its mission: to provide a mechanism through which faculty, staff, and students of academic institutions and their community partners disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines with the goal of integrating teaching, research, and community engagement.

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 The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication that welcomes submissions from a broad range of scholars, practitioners, and professionals. Its editorial goals are:

  • To serve as a forum to promote the continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of the university; and
  • To foster understanding of how the service and outreach mission relates to the university's teaching and research missions as well as the needs of the sponsoring society.

Journal of Public DeliberationJournal of Public Deliberation is a peer review, 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."

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning A peer-reviewed journal publishing articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues related to academics (curriculum-based) service-learning in higher education.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Partnerships recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more. The articles in this peer-reviewed journal focus on how theories and practices can inform and improve such partnerships, connections, and collaborations. Studies co-authored by faculty, students, and/or community partners; or examining practices across disciplines or campuses; or exploring international networks are all encouraged.

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action The mission of the Journal is to facilitate 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.

Reflections Reflections, a peer reviewed journal that provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service learning, and community literacy, brings together an array of voices to reflect upon the theoretical, ethical, and political implications of community-based writing and civic engagement.