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. Its mission is to provide college and university faculty, students, staff, and community partners with a substantive forum for publishing their scholarship related to civic engagement. The eJournal’s website is intended to be an opportunity for the exchange of ideas, resources, and activities related to civic-engagement scholarship, practice, and pedagogies.
By providing an academic, nationally refereed venue for such work, the eJournal aims to advance the status of public scholarship. The journal is focused on scholarship related to engagement in the public arena and, in particular, to the following themes:
• Considerations of citizenship and what it means to be a citizen, including global citizenship and eCitizenship
• Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, problem solving, and leadership related to citizenship and civic engagement
• Assessment of civic-engagement projects
• The relationship between social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and civic engagement
The journal publishes scholarly articles, with or without embedded multimedia in the articles, including research studies, best practices, reviews of the literature, and book reviews. The journal will also consider publishing scholarly and creative endeavors in alternate forms of media (e.g., videos).