Submit for the Upcoming Issue


ENGAGE! editors invite you to submit a manuscript for the next edition of the journal focused on environmental justice by May 31st. According to Lutz and Neis, in Making and Moving Knowledge (2008), the principal challenge for human-kind in the 21st century will be to achieve a truly sustainable relationship with the environment while developing socio-economic and cultural systems that ensure human rights, comfort and dignity. Environmental justice, in practice, suggests an engagement with movements, “. . . expanding the conception of social justice and the reality of injustice on the ground, in the air, in one’s food, at the workplace or school, and in the playground” (Schlosberg (2013, p.51). For this issue, the scope is broad, defining environmental justice within a number of contexts. For example, a submission may describe resistance communities and community capabilities; food access and urban environments. 

We also invite community-based participatory policy articles and briefs, examining how policy problems and issues are defined and constructed.  We hope to explore how issues are placed on the political and policy agenda. How do policy options emerge and why governments act or do not act? Policy briefs and articles reflecting analysis, formulation, implementation; or policy evaluation are critical to this issue.  
More about the journal
Published by the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community engaged research (CER) and community based participatory research (CBPR) evaluation and assessment in urban settings, nationally and internationally. A key component of the journal is that articles must be conceptualized, written and disseminated with a community partner. We invite empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field. 

ENGAGE! is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work. Manuscripts are reviewed using a double-blind peer review process. Articles are accepted on the basis of appropriateness, clarity, sound methodology, and utility for CER/CBPR. Articles are indexed or abstracted in Social Service Abstracts. 

We have an open access policy and there are no charges for article processing. As a community-university journal with a broad, multilingual readership, clear, accessible language is strongly encouraged. Thus, avoid using technical and scientific terms that only academic readers are likely to understand. If you need to use these terms, include definitions and footnotes. Articles should be free of racial, religious, gender, ethnic, or any other form of bias. Submitted manuscripts must not be under consideration elsewhere and must be previously unpublished. 

EXTENDED: We request articles be submitted no later than May 31st .  

Using a 12 point, Times New Roman font, the length of the article should be no more than 6,000 words, including references and appendixes.  

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Looking forward to your submission.