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.
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or party.
Creative Commons License
All content in UJSLCBR is published under Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivatives 4.0 International. This ensures that copyright remains with authors and editors. If you publish with us, you retain ownership of your work, and how your work can be shared, used and reused depends on the Creative Commons License applied. We do not charge a fee for publishing in the UJSLCBR.
You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. If you publish with us, you retain ownership of your work, and how your work can be shared, used and reused depends on the Creative Commons License applied.
Open Access Statement
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is an open access journal. All published manuscripts are freely available to the public. Authors retain copyright according to the Creative Commons License.
All manuscripts submitted to the UJSLCBR will be pre-screened through Grammarly Edu to ensure that all work is original and is not in violation of plagiarism. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content and alerts editors to potential similarities.
Authors and readers may access current and past Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research volumes in our online archives.
Authors may deposit a copy into an institutional repository. These can include: submitted papers, accepted papers, and a published version.
Sources of Support
The journal receives funding from The University of North Carolina Wilmington Applied Learning Department.
Please email Jenn Vanderminden (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Amelia Huelskamp (email@example.com), Co-Editors, with all inquiries.
The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is supported and published through the Office of Applied Learning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.