Journals/Publications Related to Civic Engagement in Higher Education

Action Research Journal
Action Research is an international, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, quarterly published refereed journal which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research. The journal publishes quality articles on accounts of action research projects, explorations in the philosophy and methodology of action research, and considerations of the nature of quality in action research practice. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Community Works Journal
Published by the Community Works Institute since 1995, supports teaching practices that build community. The Journal features essays and reflections along with curriculum overviews that highlight the importance of place, service, and sustainability to a relevant and meaningful education.

eJournal of Public Affairs
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. 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.

Gateways: International Journal of Community Research & 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 of 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. The Journal also aims to be comprehensive in its approach, with an interest in articles on service-learning and community engagement in a variety of settings, including K-12 education, higher education (undergraduate and graduate) and community-based programs. IJRSLCE is multi-disciplinary, drawing on existing literature and contributions from a variety of fields (education, developmental psychology, political science, sociology and others) and open to well-designed research using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership and Social Change 
Features articles from undergraduate students that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served, a case study of a service-learning project or a reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership.

Journal of College and Character
A professional, peer reviewed publication, focuses on character development in college, and how colleges and universities influence, both intentionally and unintentionally, the moral and civic learning and behavior of their students. The journal includes resources and information designed to encourage discussion, research, and innovative educational practices, publishing scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in higher education.

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship
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.

Journal of Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, Development & Change
An interdisciplinary journal designed to provide a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development and social change. The journal contributes to the development of knowledge related to numerous disciplines, including social work and the social sciences, urban planning, social and economic development, community organizing, policy analysis, urban and rural sociology, public administration, and nonprofit management.

Journal of Experiential Education
A peer-reviewed, scholarly journal presenting a diverse range of articles in subject areas such as outdoor adventure programming, service learning, environmental education, therapeutic applications, research and theory, the creative arts, and much more. 

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education
Aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community. JPSHE provides a venue for higher education faculty and administrative leadership to reflect on the ways that community engagement affects work in higher education – and its outcomes for broad issues such as classroom teaching, the advancement of research and knowledge creation across the disciplines, faculty development, tenure and promotion processes, the preparation of graduate students, etc.

Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education
An online, international, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of original research regarding effective institutional-community partnerships.  Seeks to provide an outlet for sharing the methodologies and pedagogical approaches that lead to effective community-identified outcomes.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Features research, theory, pedagogy, and other matters related to academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education that extend the knowledge base and support and strengthen practitioners' work.

Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement
Focuses on how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations between students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines, and more.  This peer-reviewed, online journal of North Carolina Campus Compact is hosted by the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and managed by distinguished faculty throughout United States higher education. 

PRISM:  A Journal of Regional Engagement
Devoted to promoting a culture of engagement between the university and region through the creation, application, and integration of knowledge, PRISM is multi-disciplinary, publishing quality, peer-reviewed research articles, case studies and applied research articles, and reflections across the full range of disciplinary perspectives.

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning (PJSL)
The Purdue Journal of Service-Learning (PJSL), a multi-disciplinary Open Access journal available in print and online, is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students who conduct projects with strong service-learning and academic civic engagement aspects. By involving students in an intensive writing activity and showcasing the opportunities available at Purdue, the journal will enhance the use and effectiveness of the pedagogy of service-learning as a high-impact learning methodology.

The Journal for Civic Commitment
A twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service learning and civic engagement. Published by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. 

The Journal of Social Change
Sponsored by Walden University, this journal focuses on interdisciplinary research in social change that improves the human condition and moves people, groups, organizations, cultures, and society toward a more positive future.

Undergraduate Journal of Service-Learning and Community-Based Research
A refereed, multi-disciplinary, online  journal dedicated to publishing the intellectual and reflective work by undergraduates on service learning, community-based research, and all related curriculum- and/or research-based public community engagement activities.