About the Journal
Welcome to the website for the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research, a new, refereed, multidisciplinary, online undergraduate journal that will advance knowledge in new scholarly arenas by presenting intellectual and reflective work by undergraduate students.
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research adds to the increasing number of scholarly journals that invite undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects. We seek undergraduate contributions to the burgeoning academic conversation on service learning and community-based research.
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is open to undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe in all subject areas. All submissions will undergo a rigorous review process.
Aims and Scope
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is committed to publishing a wide variety of topics related to service learning and community-based research from undergraduate scholars. Accepted articles contribute to the literature on service learning and community-based research through reflection, research, or analysis. As service learning and community-based research endeavors expand in academia, this journal strives to publish work expanding the knowledge of this type of research as well as overall awareness of service learning and community-based research experiences.
Another important objective of this journal is to offer open access to readers, allowing for publications to be widely read by those from several backgrounds.
Note to Faculty
We strongly encourage faculty to exercise professional judgement about the quality of work they encourage students to submit to the journal. We strongly discourage faculty from requiring students to submit papers for course credit. We have limited reviewing resources since we are a volunteer editoral staff of faculty and students. We ask that faculty carefully mentor students so that only papers of sufficient quality that have a chance of publication are submitted. If we realize that we're recieving submissions required for course credit, we will de-prioritize reading those submissions, which would mean that even the best of them might not be considered for the journal.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Please email Jill Waity, Editor, with all inquiries.
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is supported through the Office of Applied Learning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.