Citizenship and Service-Learning

Faculty Publishing Opportunities

The following alphabetical list of publications includes major journals that publish articles on SL research, plus a number of discipline-specific education-focused journals. This list is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to provide a starting point for service-learning scholar.

Publications that feature community-based research, research on civic engagement, and engaged teaching and learning:

Academe Online

Published bimonthly by the American Association of University Professors, this journal examines higher education from the point of view of faculty members. Feature articles focus on tenure, part-time faculty appointments, distance education, affirmative action, intellectual property, plus other relevant academic issues.

Academic Exchange Extra

Academic Exchange Quarterly

Academic Exchange Quarterly was founded in 1997 and is an independent peer-reviewed print journal. It is a publication outlet for a multitude of faculty and disciplines in the United States and internationally. Several volumes have been devoted to the topic of service-learning.

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This peer-reviewed monthly journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about policy, issues, and research concerning academic medicine, including strengthening the quality of medical education and training.

Academy of Management Journal

The Academy of Management Journal presents cutting edge research that provides readers with a forecast for new management thoughts and techniques. All articles published in the journal must make a strong empirical and/or theoretical contribution. All empirical methods including (but not limited to) qualitative, quantitative, or combination methods are represented. Articles published in the journal are clearly relevant to management theory and practice and identify both a compelling practical management issue and a strong theoretical framework for addressing it. For more than 40 years the journal has been recognized as indispensable reading for management scholars. The journal has been cited in such forums as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist and The Washington Post. The journal is published six times per year with a circulation of 15,000.

Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal, envisioned as innovative and eclectic, welcomes alternative theories and methodologies as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within the historical, economic, social, ethical, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible action. Theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as literature reviews synthesizing the state of the art in specific areas are considered appropriate.

Action Research

Action Research gives teachers the skills needed to work on problems specific to their classrooms and their schools. By using an actual research procedure, researching teachers can resolve their own teaching challenges. They learn how to ask a focusing question, define terms, collect relevant data, use an analysis process that rules out bias, and includes methods that yield validity and reliability. The findings become immediately applicable to their individual situations.

Active Learning in Higher Education

Published three times per year by the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, this international journal focuses on all aspects of developments, innovations and good practice in higher education teaching and learning worldwide. The journal includes accounts of research by those active in the field of learning and teaching in higher education, and overviews of topics, accounts of action research, outputs from subject-specific project teams, case studies and theoretical perspectives.

Administration and Society

For over thirty-five years, Administration & Society has served as a leading forum for the exchange of ideas and information on current topic, research questions, and philosophical dilemmas of interest to academics in public administration and related disciplines. And, now that Administration & Society is bimonthly, you can get even more of the up-to-date scholarship you need to stay ahead of your field.

Advances in Service-Learning Research: Volumes 1-7

Founded in 1999 by George F. Johnson, IAP is a social science publisher of academic and scholarly book series and journals. IAP's goal is to develop a comprehensive list of book series, monographs and journals that break down and define specific niches that lack high-level research material in the fields of Education and Management.

American Behavioral Scientist

For over forty years, this journal has been a valuable source of information for scholars, researchers and professionals, providing in-depth coverage of fields of study throughout the social and behavioral sciences. Each issue offers a comprehensive analysis of a single topic, examining such important and diverse areas as marketing, medicine and public service. The journal's interdisciplinary approach stimulates creativity and, occasionally, controversy within the emerging frontiers of the social sciences, exploring the critical issues that affect our world and challenge our thinking.

American Education Research Journal

American Educational Research Journal has as its purpose to publish original empirical and theoretical studies and analyses in education. The editors seek to publish articles from a wide variety of academic disciplines and substantive fields. They are looking for contributions that are significant to the understanding and/or improvement of educational processes and outcomes.

American Journal of Community Psychology

Published in association with the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), the Division of Community Psychology of the APA, the American Journal of Community Psychology offers quantitative and qualitative research on community psychological interventions. The journal explores individual, group, neighborhood, organizational, and social levels. The coverage ranges wide, through such topics as 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. Eminent leaders in the field contribute articles and discussion of salient issues: prevention of problems in living, promotion of emotional and physical health, well-being and competence, empowerment of marginal groups, collective social action, social networks, institutional and organizational change, and self and mutual help.

American Journal of Education

Founded as School Review in 1893, the American Journal of Education acquired its present name in November 1979. The Journal seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. To achieve that goal, papers are published that present research, theoretical statements, philosophical arguments, critical syntheses of a field of educational inquiry, and integrations of educational scholarship, policy, and practice.

American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Published five times annually by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, this is the only publication in the United States devoted entirely to communication among pharmacy educators.

American Sociologist

The American Sociologist publishes papers, comments, and other writings on topics of professional and disciplinary concern to sociologists. The contents examine intellectual, practical, and ethical issues affecting the work, careers, and perspectives of sociologists. In addition, the journal encourages research and reporting on ways in which sociological knowledge and skill relate to issues of broad public concern - past, present, and future. Topics include the uses of sociology in academic and nonacademic settings; training, placement, and career paths of sociologists; structural and ideological dimensions affecting the development of new perspectives in the discipline; the ethics of research, teaching, and practice; the application of sociological knowledge and methods in practical problems; the historical and interdisciplinary roots of sociological knowledge; and the contributions of sociologists to professional and public issues.

Assessment in Experiential Education

This publication examines various best practices and techniques which are being used to evaluate the progress and performance of students engaged in experiential education activities. Articles on the theme of "Assessment in Experiential Education" are invited for possible publication in a collection of articles on evaluation and assessment in experiential education. For more information, please contact Kyle Farmbry, Director of Diversity Leadership Programs, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, 1101 14th Street, NW #500, Washington, DC 20005-5622; (202) 336-7564,

Business Communication Quarterly

A refereed journal devoted to the teaching of business communication, which is a broad, interdisciplinary field. It is also international, and thus the journal aims to present the field from that international perspective. The journal publishes the following types of articles: discussions of issues and methods for teaching business communication in a variety of settings (two-year college, technical institute, four-year college, university, corporate or agency training program, etc.), case studies of specific classroom techniques, tutorials on business communication processes or products, especially innovations in electronic technology that need to be introduced into the classroom, research on classroom teaching or assessment, summary reviews of literature on teaching business communication, book reviews of both textbooks and other items of interest to teachers, and reports on strategies for program development.

Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning

Well known and respected as an opinion magazine dealing with contemporary issues in higher learning, Change spotlights trends in, provides new insights about, and analyzes the implications of educational programs. Articles cover influential institutions and individuals, new teaching methods, curriculum, finances, governance, and public policy. Change is published six times a year with editorial leadership provided by the American Association for Higher Education. Editorial content includes special departments, regular columnists, a wide-ranging book review section, and in-depth analytical features on current issues in higher education.

Chemical Educator

A peer-reviewed journal for chemical education professionals, publication on the World Wide Web allows for quick dissemination of material, timely information on current topics, and internet access to supporting material. Full search capabilities for all issues are provided online. Featured tutorial articles on modern instrumentation, techniques, and theory provide educators access to the most current information in a format immediately usable in their classrooms and laboratories. These articles provide an instant resource for the inclusion of topics and techniques that are too current to appear in standard textbooks. Studies published in this area provide concrete evidence and conclusions about techniques that improve teaching effectiveness.

Citizen Studies

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Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

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.

College Composition and Communication

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.

Community College Journal

The Community College Journal features articles by leading experts, opinions that put the news in perspective, coverage of higher education issues, and profiles of the field's leaders. Every issue covers news and information from a national network of colleges, providing the latest surveys, practices, and innovations.

Community Development Journal

Community Development Journal is the outstanding international journal of its kind. It provides an excellent vehicle for scholars, educators, community development professionals, and grassroots workers to develop knowledge and exchange ideas about theory and practice worldwide.

Community, Work & Family

Community, work and family are interconnected and central to everybody's life. The links between community, work and family have generated widespread interdisciplinary interest, which this journal draws together with a focus on theory, research, policy and practice. The Journal provides a forum for social scientists and practitioners to share experiences and ideas and debate current issues and controversies.

Concepts and Transformations: International Journal of Action Research and Organizational Renewal

This problem-driven journal focused on the role of social research in workplace reform and organizational renewal. It presented new perspectives on the relationship between theory and practice in social science.

Economic Development Quarterly

Economic development — jobs, income, and community prosperity — is a continuing challenge to modern society. To meet this challenge, economic developers must use imagination and common sense, coupled with the tools of public and private finance, politics, planning, micro- and macro-economics, engineering, and real estate. In short, the art of economic development must be supported by the science of research. And only one journal —Economic Development Quarterly — effectively bridges the gap between academics and practitioners while linking the various economic development communities.

Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice

Education, Citizenship and Social Justice launched in 2006 to provide a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice as these are realized throughout the time spent in educational institutions.

Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice

This journal invites reports on qualitative and quantitative research that can enhance educational practice, especially if it will help enhance clinical practice. It also invites thoughtful analyses, innovative ideas, and conceptual statements that may not necessarily be the product of research but which have implications for the decision-making of teachers and educational leaders.

Educational Leadership

This journal is intended primarily for leaders in elementary, middle, and secondary education but is also for anyone interested in curriculum, instruction, supervision, and leadership in schools.

Educational Researcher

Published nine times per year by the American Education Research Association and received by all members of AERA, this journal contains scholarly articles of general significance to the educational research community from a wide range of disciplines. Manuscripts that speak only to scholars in particular sub fields should be submitted to more specialized journals.

Equity & Excellence in Education

Field Methods

Since 1989, Cultural Anthropology Methods (CAM) has been providing social researchers with useful tips on conducting a variety of field tasks. Now CAM has been transformed into Field Methods, a fully refereed journal containing methodologically-focused research articles, handy tips for working in the field, reviews of books and software, think pieces addressing key theoretical issues, and other important works for scholars, professionals and students who engage in fieldwork in the human sciences and the related professional fields. Field Methods remains under the editorship of H. Russell Bernard. Articles examine data collection techniques and modes of analysis, the link between method and theory, and the impact of new technology on traditional field activities. Embracing both qualitative and quantitative methods in scientific and interpretive paradigms, the journal operates under the motto "methods belong to all of us." Field Methods is not only for researchers in the social sciences and the humanities, but is also for professionals in the delivery of social services, in government, and in the private sector who use field research to acquire knowledge.

The Generator: A Journal for Service-Learning and Youth Leadership

This national journal of SL and youth leadership provides NYCL members with the most up-to-date information on SL methodologies, programs, and initiatives. Contributors are leaders in the field from throughout North America who share their experience and perspectives implementing SL and youth leadership programs in academic and community-based settings.

Harvard Education Review

This is a quarterly scholarly journal of opinion and research in education with a mission to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and debate about education's most vital issues. Each year, the Review covers a wide range of topics of current concern in education. Each quarterly issue of the Review is book length, containing a variety of articles, essays, and book reviews.

Higher Education Perspectives

This peer-reviewed journal, published by The Higher Education Group, Department of Theory and Policy Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, features research articles, theoretical papers, literature reviews, book and essay reviews, and revised conference papers that analyze, challenge, and/or create Higher Education theory, history, philosophy, policy, and practice.

Higher Education Policy

This is an international journal for advancing scholarly understanding of the policy process applied to higher education through the publication of original analyses, both theoretical and practice-based, the focus of which may range from case studies of developments in individual institutions to policy making at systems and at national level.

Human Organization

Human Organization publishes articles dealing with all areas of applied social science. Case studies, comparative studies, theoretical essays, and articles describing new methods are welcome.

Human Relations

Human Relations seeks to advance our understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation. We seek high quality research papers that extend our knowledge of social relationships at work and organizational forms, practices and processes that affect the nature, structure and conditions of work and work organizations. Human Relations welcomes manuscripts that seek to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to develop new perspectives and insights into social relationships and relationships between people and organizations. Human Relations encourages strong empirical contributions that develop and extend theory as well as more conceptual papers that integrate, critique and expand existing theory. Human Relations encourages research that relates social theory to social practice and translates knowledge about human relations into prospects for social action and policy-making that aims to improve working lives. Human Relations encourages the uses of methods that are appropriate to both the research context and research questions and therefore welcomes both qualitative and quantitative methods and innovative methods of investigation and analysis.

Innovative Higher Education

The goals of this journal are to present descriptions and evaluations of innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education, focus on the effect of such innovations on teaching and students, be open to diverse forms of scholarship and research methods by maintaining flexibility in the selection of topics deemed appropriate for the journal, and strike a balance between practice and theory by presenting manuscripts in a readable and scholarly manner to both faculty and administrators in the academic community.

International Journal of Education and the Arts

This peer-reviewed online scholarly journal serves as a forum within the fields of aesthetics and arts education. These fields include, among others, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature and narrative. Holistic, integrated studies that cross or transcend these fields are also welcomed.

International Journal of Service Learning and Engineering

The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE) is a peer-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 in engineering, engineering entrepreneurship in service, or related service learning pedagogy.

Journal of Adolescence

This is an international, broad-based, cross-disciplinary journal that addresses issues of professional and academic importance concerning development between puberty and the attainment of adult status within society. It provides a forum for all who are concerned with the nature of adolescence, whether involved in teaching, research, guidance, counseling, treatment, or other services. The aim of the journal is to encourage research and foster good practice through publishing both empirical and clinical studies as well as integrative reviews and theoretical advances.

Journal of Adolescent Research

This journal is the primary source for the latest analysis on how adolescents develop, behave, and are influenced by societal and cultural factors as they enter their second decade. The Journal includes empirical research and theoretical papers on all aspects of adolescent development.

Journal of the American Planning Association

For more than 70 years, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policy makers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas. JAPA publishes only peer-reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers.

Journal of Education for Business

This is a multi-disciplinary journal seeking the following kinds of papers: Educational research (empirical research that test teaching practices, student performance and learning environments), Pedagogy (papers offering interesting or unique approaches to teaching or delivering business education-general or specific), Curriculum (papers addressing interesting or unique approaches to curriculum development and discipline integration), Literature Reviews (papers that offer extensive reviews of current relevant research and thought), Multi-disciplinary (papers emphasizing multi-disciplinary approaches to business education), and Ethics and Moral Values (papers offering guidance in the integration of ethics and moral values in business education

Journal of Career Development

This journal provides the profession, the public, and policy makers with the latest in career development theory research and practice, focusing on the impact that theory and research have on practice. Among the topics covered are career education, adult career development, career development of special needs populations, career development and the family, and career and leisure.

Journal of Journal of Children and Poverty

A forum for the presentation of research and policy initiatives in the areas of education, social services, public policy and welfare reform, the Journal of Children & Poverty seeks to promote intellectual debate and new ideas that will impact policy and practice in the field of child and family welfare. From an international perspective, the journal invites critical and creative thinking to further the understanding of global issues affecting the quality of life for children and families.

Journal of Civic Commitment

The Journal for Civic Commitment is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service learning, which connects the academic curriculum to service and civic engagement in communities, both locally and globally. Through service learning experiences, students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service learning is the conduit through which community colleges help to create an informed, participatory citizenry.

Journal for Civic Engagement

The Journal for Civic Commitment is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service learning, which connects the academic curriculum to service and civic engagement in communities, both locally and globally. Through service learning experiences, students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service learning is the conduit through which community colleges help to create an informed, participatory citizenry.

Journal of Classroom Instruction

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Journal of College and Character

The journal focuses on moral and civic learning in higher education and is published on the internet by the Center for the Study of Values in College Student Development at Florida State University. The JCC is published on an ongoing basis with new articles and entries added on a weekly and monthly basis.

Journal of College Student Development

The Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) is the leading scholarly journal on the study of college students in the field of student affairs. Published six times per year and mailed to approximately 10,000 subscribers, JCSD is the largest empirical research journal in the field of student affairs and higher education. In its 45-year history, the approximately 270 issues of JCSD contain the best thinking and research available in student affairs. Virtually every major research university library in the United States, Canada, and many European countries subscribes to JCSD. JCSD articles are indexed in: Education Index, Higher Education Abstracts, Current Index to Journals in Education, Educational Administration Abstracts, Current Contents, Psychological Abstracts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Work Research and Abstracts, Research Alert, and Social SciSearch.The American College Personnel Association (ACPA) created JCSD in 1959 and has continued to support JCSD as ACPA's major research publication. Charles L. Lewis served as the first editor of JCSD (then known as the Journal of College Student Personnel) from 1959 through 1964. Including the current editor, there have been eight editors and 17 associate editors.

Journal of Community Work and Development

The Journal of Community Work and Development is a leading journal devoted to community work and development in Britain. It combines peer-reviewed policy, research and practice articles on community development, community health, community learning, neighbourhood regeneration, community planning, social inclusion and social justice, and community work, cutting across a range of disciplines. Issue 9 is the latest and final issue of the Journal.

Journal of Democracy

The first issue of the new year features a series of essays examining the implications of Morocco's 2007 parliamentary elections, while a second cluster analyzes the Democracy Barometers in South Asia, the Arab world, and Latin America.

Journal of 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. 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.

Journal of Experiential Education

This is a professional journal that publishes a diverse range of articles in subject areas such as outdoor adventure programming, SL, environmental education, therapeutic applications, research & theory, the creative arts, and much more. It is an invaluable reference tool for anyone in the field of experiential education.

Journal of General Education

Intended for faculty, administrators, and policymakers, the Journal of General Education is the professional forum for discussing issues in general education today. It addresses the general education concerns of community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and state systems. Along with perspective essays on the role of general education today, JGE features articles on: Innovative methods in teaching and assessment, Profiles of exemplary general education programs, Case studies of successful curriculum development efforts, and Reviews of books and monographs related to general education.

Journal of Health Education

This refereed journal covers today's health education and health promotion issues for professionals working in the following areas: medical care facilities, professional preparation, colleges and universities, community and public health agencies, public and private schools, and business and industry.

Journal of Higher Education

Through full-length articles, commentary, and book reviews, the Journal of Higher Education encourages creation of effective policy solutions and enhancement of professional development in all areas within the university, the four-year college, and the community college.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement is a joint publication of the Institute of Higher Education and the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach of the University of Georgia. 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 Innovative Higher Education

Innovative Higher Education, now in its 33rd year of publication, is a refereed scholarly journal with a distinguished and internationally known editorial review board. Its editorial goals are: to present descriptions and evaluations of innovations and provocative new ideas with relevance for action beyond the immediate context in higher education; to focus on the effect of such innovations on teaching and students; to be open to diverse forms of scholarship and research methods by maintaining flexibility in the selection of topics deemed appropriate for the journal; and to strike a balance between practice and theory by presenting manuscripts in a readable and scholarly manner to both faculty and administrators in the academic community.

Journal of Interprofessional Care

The Journal of Interprofessional Care is the vehicle for worldwide dissemination of experience, policy, research evidence and theoretical and value perspectives informing collaboration in education, practice and research between medicine, nursing, veterinary science, allied health, public health, social care and related professions to improve health status and quality of care for individuals, families and communities.

Journal of Planning Education and Research

SAGE is proud to publish the Journal of Planning Education and Research on behalf of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. The Journal of Planning Education and Research is a forum for planning educators and scholars (from both academe and practice) to present results from teaching and research that advance the profession and improve planning practice. The journal covers planning theory, planning pedagogy, and planning practice. It also encompasses disciplines drawn upon by planners such as urban geography, welfare economics, interest-group politics, policy analysis, as well as other subjects used in the planning classroom.

Journal of Public Affairs

Dedicated to advancing teaching and learning in public affairs which includes the fields of policy analysis, public administration, public management and public policy. The Journal of Public Affairs Education is published quarterly by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). JPAE features commentaries, special issues, book reviews and peer reviewed scholarly articles on pedagogical and curricula issues in public affairs education.

Journal of Public Service and Outreach

The Journal of Public Service & Outreach is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes research articles, essays, commentary, reviews, and information on public service in its broadest interpretation -- reflecting its scope, interdisciplinary nature, and vital role as the third mission of the academy.

Journal of Qualitative Research

This journal provides a forum for the discussion of research methods, in particular qualitative research, across the social sciences and cultural studies. It features papers with a methodological focus, discussed in relation to specific empirical studies and research problems and papers raising philosophical, theoretical, historical or ideological debates about qualitative Research.

Journal of Statistics Education

Technology Innovations in Statistics Education (TISE) reports on studies of the use of technology to improve statistics learning at all levels, from kindergarten to graduate school and professional development. The editors believe we must teach students to become data scientists who can think about and reason with data. To do this educators must employ a variety of technologies so students can better understand statistical concepts, learn to gain insight from data, and design and shape technology to meet future needs.

Journal of Urban Affairs

Focusing on urban research and policy analysis, the Journal of Urban Affairs is among the most widely cited journals in the field. Published for the Urban Affairs Association, the journal explores issues of relevance to both scholars and practitioners, including: theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to metropolitan and community problems, empirical research that advances the understanding of society, strategies for social change in the urban milieu

Innovative urban policies and programs, issues of current interest to those who work in the field and those who study the urban and regional environment, and varied perspectives and depth of analysis have made the Journal of Urban Affairs one of the fastest growing journals in urban studies.

Liberal Education

Published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Liberal Education expresses the voices of educators, faculty and administrators in colleges and universities nationwide who are working to enrich liberal learning and undergraduate education. The journal is a national forum about liberal education - a forum addressing teaching and learning, leadership, faculty innovation, and institutional change all in the service of improving undergraduate education.

Metropolitan Universities

Each issue reports in-depth on both the theoretical and applied aspects of a current theme affecting colleges and universities. Authors come from diverse institutional perspectives, and include top scholars and administrators who share a wealth of experience and knowledge about best practices and effective strategies. Past issues have focused on community-university partnerships and service-learning.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

This is a peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and SL educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the SL community. The journal aims to: widen the community of SL educators; sustain and develop the intellectual vigor of those in this community; encourage research and pedagogical scholarship related to SL; contribute to the academic legitimacy of SL; and increase the number of students and faculty who have a chance to experience the rich teaching and learning benefits that accrue to SL participants. Contributing authors are associated with a wide range of academic disciplines and professions.

NASPA Journal: The Journal of Student Affairs Administration, Research, and Practice

This journal is a quarterly publication and provides in-depth articles covering issues pertinent to student affairs administration. The journal is written primarily for the student affairs generalist who has broad responsibility for educational leadership, policy, staff development, and management. Common article topics include cultural diversity, legal and judicial issues, student development, assessment and administration.

National Society for Experiential Education Quarterly

Articles from the field of experiential education, including research related to the effectiveness of experiential education techniques, are featured in this quarterly journal. Service-learning is one of the many experiential education methods featured in this journal.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

The nonprofit sector is a rapidly growing area of research, social policy and social action. This dynamic field is at the center of such contemporary public policy debates as the future of federal social policy, the changing role of religion in public life, national service, and the privatization of public services. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ) provides cutting-edge research, discussion, and analysis of the field and leads its readers to understanding the impact the nonprofit sector has on society.

Planning for Higher Education

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

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an increasingly used approach for conducting research to improve community health. Using Rogers' diffusion of innovations theory as a framework, it follows that future adoption of CBPR will occur if academic and community partners perceive CBPR to have greater relative advantage, compatibility, trialability, and observability, and less complexity than other research approaches.

PS: Political Science and Politics

This journal brings together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors in order to expand awareness and understanding of political life.

Public Administration Review

Public Administration Review (PAR), a bi-monthly scholarly journal, has been the premier journal in the field of public administration research, theory, and practice for more than 60 years. PAR is the only journal in public administration that serves both academics and practitioners interested in the public sector and public sector management. Articles identify and analyze current trends, provide a factual basis for decision making, stimulate discussion, and make the leading literature in the field available in an easily accessible format. With articles on a wide range of topics and expert book reviews, PAR is exciting to read and an indispensable resource.


Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.

Reflections on Community-Based Writing Instruction

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(To submit a paper, request more information, or subscribe, please write to This peer-reviewed journal, published three times a year, provides a forum for scholarship on community-based work in college writing courses and related issues. Articles reporting on research, describing and reflecting on curriculum or teaching practices, or exploring the practical, theoretical, political, and ethical implications of community-based writing instruction are accepted. Abstracts describing current research projects, book reviews, and announcements are also accepted.

Review of Higher Education

The official journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), this journal provides a forum for discussion of issues affecting higher education. The journal advances the study of college and university issues by publishing peer-reviewed articles, essays, reviews, and research findings. Its broad approach emphasizes systematic inquiry and practical implications.

Social Justice

Founded in 1974, Social Justice is a quarterly nonprofit educational journal that seeks to promote human dignity, equality, peace, and genuine security. As one of the few independent journals from the 1970s to have survived, its contents reflect its origins and ability to renew its vitality through a series of often tumultuous decades. Its early focus on issues of crime, police repression, social control, and the penal system has expanded to encompass globalization, human and civil rights, border, citizenship, and immigration issues, environmental victims and health and safety concerns, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations, and persistent global inequalities. The journal has framed its vision of social justice with an understanding of the international dimensions of power, inequality, and injustice. In doing so, it has formed part of an international community of progressive intellectuals, activists, and movements. The connection to that community has helped Social Justice keep its bearings in times of stormy weather (such as the nasty squalls of the Reagan era or the hurricane winds at the end of the Cold War). Social Justice continues to promote social criticism as a distinctive form of knowledge and respects the theoretical implications of practice and the practical aspects of theory. We present divergent viewpoints in a readable fashion. The American Library Association's Social Responsibility Roundtable said of Social Justice that concerned citizens with an interest in current affairs will appreciate the well written and edited articles, while ample notes and references satisfy the academic reader.

Social Policy Report

Published four times a year by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), this publication's purpose is to provide policymakers with objective reviews of research findings on topics of current national interest, and to inform the SRCD membership about current policy issues relating to children and about the state of relevant research.

Sociological Imagination

The sociological imagination is the ability to look beyond one’s own everyday life as a cause for daily successes and failures and see the entire society in which one lives as potential cause for these things.

Teaching Sociology

This quarterly publication of the American Sociological Association publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to teachers of sociology. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues. This journal also shares theoretically stimulating and practically useful information and advice among teachers.

Theory into Practice

Published since 1962, Theory Into Practice (TIP) is the professional journal published quarterly by The Ohio State University's College of Education. TIP is organized around a single theme, and features multiple perspectives and scholarly, yet accessible, discussions of current and future concerns of interest to today's educators. For information, e-mail

Universities and Community Schools

This journal issue contains reports on U.S. examples of partnerships among communities, higher education institutions, and public schools. These articles demonstrate that the idea of such partnerships has taken firm root and flourished in innovative forms.

Urban Review

This site is an opportunity for me to share my thoughts on the St. Louis Region from an urban perspective. For the most part I focus on negative aspects - those areas where I believe we could & should do better with our resources. Don’t get me wrong - St. Louis is a great place with wonderful urban neighborhoods and incredible architecture. Our suburbs, like most suburbs, are depressing.

Voluntary Action

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Youth & Society

Teen pregnancy. Gangs. AIDS education. Adolescent substance abuse. Sexual harassment

For you, the adolescent and young adult specialist, these are the daily challenges you face as you fight to help young people adjust to life in our increasingly complex society. That's why you should turn to Youth & Society. For over 35 years, Youth & Society has provided educators, counselors, researchers, and policy makers with the latest research and scholarship in this dynamic field. This valuable resource examines critical contemporary issues and presents vital, practical information for studying and working with young people today.


Source: New Times Demand New Scholarship II: Research Universities and Civic Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges. A Conference Report 2007.

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