IJRSLCE invites submissions for its 2016 volume on the broad theme of service-learning and community engagement. The deadline for submissions is May 27, 2016.
IJRSLCE is organized into Sections representing different areas of scholarship in service-learning and community engagement, including:
- Advances in Theory and Methodology
- Student Outcomes, K-12
- Faculty Roles and Faculty-Related Issues
- Institutional Issues
- Community Partnerships/Impacts
- International Service-Learning and Community Engagement
The following types of manuscripts can be submitted for each section:
- Research Articles. Manuscripts reporting on findings from empirical studies of service-learning and community engagement. Submissions should be well-grounded in relevant research literature, based on rigorous methodology, and present evidence-based findings. Manuscripts that report findings linked to questions of broad importance to the field are encouraged; those that are primarily program descriptions or descriptions of service-learning/community engagement practices will not be accepted.
- Theoretical or Conceptual Articles. Manuscripts that examine and advance the theoretical or conceptual foundations of service-learning and civic engagement. Manuscripts can advance new theoretical frameworks or suggest new applications of constructs from cognate disciplines, such as psychology or sociology. Manuscripts can also elaborate on or critique well-established theoretical frameworks or constructs in service-learning and community engagement.
- Review Articles. Manuscripts, including reports of meta-analyses, that discuss the state of knowledge about service-learning and community engagement. Manuscripts can be based on a broad lens or report on the knowledge base specific to a particular topic, academic discipline, type of s-l or community engagement experience, nation, culture and/or grade range. Manuscripts should synthesize findings from existing studies and critically assess the quantity and quality of extant evidence.