Call for Papers: Engaged Scholar Journal
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About the Event
Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning is Canada’s online, open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal committed to profiling best practices in ‘engaged scholarship’ informed by community-academic partnerships in research, teaching and learning. The Journal occasionally publishes hard copies of its issues as well.
Our Mission is to promote and support reciprocal and meaningful co-creation of knowledge among scholars, educators, professionals and community leaders, in Canada and worldwide; to inspire and promote productive dialogue between practice and theory of engaged scholarship; to critically reflect on engaged scholarship, research, and pedagogy pursued by various university and community partners, working locally, nationally and internationally, across various academic disciplines and areas of application; to serve as a forum of constructive debate on the meanings and applications of engaged scholarship among partners and communities
Engaged scholarship most commonly refers to a range of collaborative research, teaching, and learning initiatives rooted in sustained community-university partnerships and pursued across various disciplines and social and cultural contexts. Community engaged research is oftentimes understood to be community informed, situated as well as action-oriented such that the research process and results are useful to community members in making positive societal changes.
For our non-thematic Issue 15, Fall 2021, we invite contributions from community and university based researchers, teachers, and scholars who actively and purposefully participate in community-engaged research across in various cultural settings and disciplines, in Canada and beyond, and whose work speaks well to the Mission of the Journal.
We seek previously unpublished original reflective essays and research articles, review articles, reports from the field, testimonies, multimedia contributions and book reviews focusing on community-engaged scholarship. We welcome contributions from community and academic partners, educators, researchers and scholars who pursue their work in collaboration with various communities in Canada and the world.
Please submit your contribution by January 15, 2021. All submissions will undergo either editorial or double blind peer review. Submissions for the Essays Section of the Journal will be subject to blind peer review, submissions to other Journal sections will undergo editorial review.
Essays to be subject to blind peer reviewing should:
• Represent original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by other journals or collections of essays
• Written in accessible language, to respect multidisciplinary nature of the Journal and the diversity of our readers. Acronyms and abbreviations should be kept to the minimum.
• Be maximum 8,000 words
• Include an abstract (200 words) and indicate up to five keywords
• Be typed, double-spaced throughout, in 12-pt Times New Roman font
• Be formatted in the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 7th edition
• Have a separate cover page that includes the names, institutional affiliations, addresses, and contact information of all authors
• Include author biography/ies (no more than 50 words per author) on a separate sheet
• Indicate that appropriate Institutional Research Ethics Board approval was secured, if applicable
• Be formatted and saved in Microsoft Word (no PDF please)
• Be submitted in two versions, one should include all information to be published, and in the other copy information to be ‘blinded’ should be substituted with blank underlined spaces. Information to be ‘blinded’ includes all text or data that will have to be removed from the essay for blind peer review purposes
• Submission should be accompanied by authors’ recommendations of at least four scholars, including community-based scholars when applicable, from the author’s field who the Journal may approach with the request to peer review of the issue’s contributions. Such recommendations should include the description of (a) the credentials of the prospective reviewers as well as (b) the professional distance between the authors and the proposed reviewers.
Please submit your materials online, via the Journal’s website (http://esj.usask.ca/index.php/esj/index).
We will be happy to address any questions pertaining to this call for paper. We can be reached at email@example.com.
Deadline for all contributions: March 15, 2021
Projected date of publication: Fall 2021
For submission guidelines consult https://esj.usask.ca/index.php/esj/about/submissions, or talk to us at