The following alphabetical list of publications includes major journals that publish articles on SL research, plus a few discipline-specific education-focused journals. This list is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to provide a starting point for service-learning scholars.
Publications that feature community-based research, research on civic engagement, and engaged teaching and learning:
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.