Submission Deadline for the Second Issue of the Journal for Civic Commitment: October 15, 2003
“The literacy required to live in civil society, the competence to participate in democratic communities, the ability to think critically and act deliberately in a pluralistic world, the empathy that permits us to hear and thus accommodate others, all involve skills that must be acquired. Excellence is the product of teaching and is liberty’s measure.”
Center for Community Engagement
The Journal for Civic Commitment
a web-based publication
The Journal for Civic Commitment - Guidelines for Submission
Service-learning connects the academic curriculum to service in and outside our local communities. Through service experiences, students come to appreciate the importance of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service-learning is the conduit through which community colleges help to create an informed citizenry.
Service-learning brings examples of current issues we face as a nation, and as a planet, to the forefront of academic curricula, and allows students to experience them firsthand. In addition, students examine their own role, their own actions, in the preservation and maintenance of democracy.
The Journal for Civic Commitment offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques to readers. It is dedicated to disseminating research-based and practical information to service-learning practitioners, coordinators, administrators and state directors.
We invite you to submit an article for consideration in The Journal for Civic Commitment, a non-partisan, web-based publication of the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. Guidelines and timeline follows. The journal will be published twice annually. Submission does not guarantee acceptance.
Although we welcome submissions from all service-learning practitioners, preference will be given to articles from community colleges. We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to email us if you would like to discuss your proposed contribution.
For more information about The Journal for Civic Commitment, contact:
How to submit an article to The Journal for Civic Commitment:
The Journal for Civic Commitment will be published on the internet twice annually, and is a reviewed publication. We especially encourage articles from community college faclty.
For our second publication, we are looking for:
For example, themes to focus on - locally and globally - might be some of the following:
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Authors submitting articles to The Journal for Civic Commitment are responsible for securing any permissions or licensing pertaining to the use of copyrighted materials and photographs/graphics. Authors of accepted articles assign Journal for Civic Commitment the right to edit, publish, and distribute their text on the Internet, to archive it, and make it permanently retrievable.
Authors do retain their copyright, so that after the article has been printed in The Journal for Civic Commitment they may republish their texts in any manner they wish, as long as The Journal for Civic Commitment is acknowledged as the original site of publication. Articles that have already been published or are being considered for publication elsewhere are not eligible for publication in The Journal for Civic Commitment, unless a cross-publishing arrangement has been previously negotiated.
The publication is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service under Learn and Serve America: Higher Education Grant No. 00LHEAZ047. Opinions or points of view expressed in the publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Learn and Serve America: Higher Education Program, or the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.