Author Guidelines

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published on the Journal website after successful review. Articles may be accepted with no revisions; accepted with revisions, or rejected. Articles that are accepted with revisions are returned to the author with suggestions, critical evaluation, and revisions. The author then resubmits the article for another review.

The Journal considers three types of articles:

  1. Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served; Submissions are to be between 1000 to 2000 words (single-spaced) in English.
  2. A case study of a service-learning project or a community-based project;Submissions are to be between 1000 to 2000 words (single-spaced) in English.
  3. A reflective essay on service-learning, community engagement, or leadership development in the community; Submissions are to be between 750-1200 words (single-spaced) in English.
  4. Creative pieces as poems, photographs, artifacts, and drawings. A description of such type of submission needs to be 100-150 words (single-spaced) in English.
  5. Posters provide an opportunity for authors to share their community engagement experience visually. Results can be presented using graphs and pictures. All posters are reviewed by a peer reviewer. To Submit a Poster, the poster should have the following information: Poster Title, Abstract describing the poster (50 word maximum); References (optional but are not part of the 50 word abstract);Presenter and Co-Author Information; University or business affiliation; Dimensions: width 48”, height 36”;Save as a PDF file.

Why should I submit?

Students have the opportunity to be exposed to:

  1. A scholarly writing experience with a peer review process.
  2. Deeper understanding of academic publishing.
  3. Attribution for a student’s application to graduate school.
  4. Attribution for a student’s resume.

How to submit:

  1. The submission cannot be previously published.
  2. The submission file should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.
  3. The URL addresses should be in text.
  4. The submission should be in formatted in APA (See the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2009.

Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate or graduate student may submit an original article to be considered for publication.

General Submission Rules

Submissions (articles and case studies) are to be between 1000 to 2000 words (single-spaced) in English. Reflective essays are to between 750-1200 wrods (single-spaced) in English. Artifact submissions should include an abstract between 100-150 words and article submissions should include an abstract between 50-100 words summarizing the thesis and evidence in English. Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic).