Submission Deadlines for the Fall and Spring Issues of The Journal for Civic Commitment are: February 29 and August 30, respectively. (However, we accept submissions throughout the year.)
"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."
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The Journal for Civic Commitment - Guidelines for Submission
Service learning connects the academic curriculum to service in our local communities. As their learning is enhanced by these service experiences, students come to more fully understand the nature of societal challenges and appreciate the necessity of participating as responsible citizens in community life. Service learning is one of the conduits through which community colleges help engage an informed citizenry.
Service learning exposes students firsthand to current issues we face as a nation -- and as a planet -- and allows them to apply the academic curricula they're learning in the classroom. 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 faculty, coordinators, administrators and state directors.
We invite you to submit an article for consideration in The Journal for Civic Commitment, a web-based publication of the Community College National Center for Community Engagement. Guidelines and timeline follows. The journal will be published twice annually.
Although we welcome submissions from all faculty and 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.
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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.
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 The 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 articles may be reprinted after publication 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. 06LHHAZ001. 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.