Submit to JCES


The editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) invites the submission of manuscripts that relate to its mission: To provide a mechanism through which faculty, staff, and students of academic institutions and their community partners may disseminate scholarly works from all academic disciplines. A goal of the publication is to integrate teaching, research, and community engagement. All forms of writing, analysis, creative approaches, and methodologies are acceptable for the journal. JCES accepts manuscript submissions in the following categories:

Regular Manuscripts, Research from the Field, Community Perspectives, Student Voices, and Book Reviews

All manuscript submissions should be typed double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font and saved in Microsoft Word. Tables and figures should be on separate pages at the end of the manuscript with instructions to indicate their placement. The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, is the official style and reference guide. For online help with APA style, click here.

Authors should include a separate cover sheet that contains the name(s), affiliation(s), and other identifying and contact information (address, phone numbers, and email addresses) for each contributing author. Additionally, authors should include four to six keywords at the bottom of the cover sheet. All identifying information or references to the author(s) must be removed from the submitted manuscript. Manuscripts that include identifying information will not be reviewed prior to correction. Each manuscript must also include an abstract of no more than 250 words that summarizes the major themes of the research. Manuscripts not meeting these criteria will be returned to the author before being sent out for review.

Authors should submit graphics and images as separate JPEG files, 300 dpi resolution, no larger than 6 by 9 inches (most will be smaller). Please send your images as RGB color so that we will have the option of color. All photos must have captions as a separate document or imbedded in the Photoshop document under File Info.

Manuscripts should be free of racial, religious, gender, ethnic, or any other form of bias. Manuscripts submitted are for the exclusive publication in JCES and must not have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in this journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal. Nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially the same form. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

Please include two versions of the manuscript, one masked to preserve the integrity the double blind peer review process, and one with authors and places identified. The masked version should use brackets to indicate masking of particular identifying information. For example, do not refer to the University of Alabama as the location of your engagement project. Instead, refer to the [university]. Our reviewers are aware that brackets indicate masked information.

All manuscripts are accepted on an ongoing basis. Inquiries may be sent to

Be sure to visit the JCES Article Review Page and the Instructions for Authors page for more specific guidelines.

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