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Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research Seeks Faculty Mentors

Published: February 06, 2012

The editorial team Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is seeking faculty mentors for this new undergraduate journal. Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. The journal is 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. These go by many additional names, such as community-based learning, public scholarship, publicly-engaged learning/teaching, etc. The editorial team of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research encourages undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and to join the academic conversation.

Faculty mentors, scholar-teachers familiar with service learning and community-based research, are a crucial part of the journal’s review process.  We seek faculty mentors in a wide range of disciplines. For Volume 1, all submissions will first be read by the editor. She will send submissions that seem to fit the journal's general specifications to a faculty mentor.  Every effort will be made to send submissions to faculty mentors in the student's discipline. At this point, a faculty mentor will make one of four decisions: Accept, Accept with Minor Revisions, Revise and Resubmit, or Reject. Faculty mentors will one directly with potential authors through the revision process. We will generally commit to publishing an article if the student puts in sufficient time and effort to revise the draft based on the faculty mentor's suggestions.

For detailed information about the journal, please see our website at http://www.bk.psu.edu/Academics/33679.htm.

 

 

If you’d like to be a faculty mentor, please email the editor, Dr. Laurie Grobman, at leg8@psu.edu.

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

The editorial team seeks submissions from undergraduates for the new Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research. Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe. The journal is 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. These go by many additional names, such as community-based learning, public scholarship, publicly-engaged learning/teaching, etc. The editorial team of Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research encourages undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects and to join the academic conversation.

 

We invite submissions in five categories:

•         Reflective Essays

•         Analytical Essays

•         Research done for a community organization in the form given to that organization, accompanied by a short, reflective essay

•         Research Articles

•         Open Category

 

Submissions will be accepted from now through June 30, 2012.

 

For detailed information about the journal’s content and submission guidelines, please see our website at http://www.bk.psu.edu/Academics/33679.htm.

Please direct all inquiries and questions to the editor, Dr. Laurie Grobman, at leg8@psu.edu.