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Community Engagement Journals

Community Engagement Journals

Opportunities to Publish


Vernon Press:  Community Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic 
Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Community Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic" edited by Tawnya Azar, Ph.D.The goal of this edited collection is to capture this incredible work (of pivoting and innovating) in community-engaged teaching.
  • Date to be submitted to publisher:  December 15, 2023
  • Deadline for Proposal:  August 30, 2022

Metropolitan Universities Journal:
Developing and Sustaining Institutional Support for Community-Engaged Research
 This call for complete, full manuscripts is open to all authors who have experience developing, implementing, assessing, and/or evaluating university infrastructure to support community-engaged research.
  • Date: Fall 2023
  • Deadline for complete manuscripts: September 15, 2022

Resources and Publications


Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

Gateways is a refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of university-community engagement. It provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to explore issues and reflect on practices relating to the full range of engaged activity. The journal publishes evaluative case studies of community engagement initiatives; analyses of the policy environment; and theoretical reflections that contribute to the scholarship of engagement.


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

IJRSLCE is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to disseminating high quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education. The journal is international in scope, with an interest in service-learning and community engagement both in the US and around the world.


Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES)

JCES is a peer-reviewed international journal through which faculty, staff, students, and community partners disseminate scholarly works. JCES integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a community-participatory process.


The Journal of Higher Education

The Journal of Higher Education publishes original research reporting on the academic study of higher education as a broad enterprise. We publish the highest quality empirical, theoretically grounded work addressing the main functions of higher education and the dynamic role of the university in society. We seek to publish scholarship from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary orientations. Articles appearing in the Journal employ an array of methodological approaches, and we welcome work from scholars across a range of career stages.


Journal Section Comparison Table for Interdisciplinary Community Engaged Scholarship Journals


Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research, theory, and pedagogy pertinent to service-learning and civic engagement. As the publisher of MJCSL, we respond to the continuously-emerging challenges we encounter in our communities by advancing innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship that informs and enhances our work to provide a crucible for transformational learning, service, and community impact. MJCSL is a crucial part of our mission to lead higher education in demonstrating our relevance – our centrality to building and sustaining healthy communities – and the benefits that accrue with engaged scholarship.