Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

The mission of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE) is to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice related to all forms of outreach and engagement between higher education institutions and communities.

This includes highlighting innovative endeavors; critically examining emerging issues, trends, challenges, and opportunities; and reporting on studies of impact in the areas of public service, outreach, engagement, extension, engaged research, community-based research, community-based participatory research, action research, public scholarship, service-learning, and community service.


Additional Information:

In the past year,the Journal has received 110 submissions.

The acceptance rate for manuscripts after an initial review was 2.9%. After authors had the opportunity to revise, the acceptance rate was 24.1%.

In 2014, there were 22,158 unique visitors to the Journal website. Since tracking began, 611,000 articles have been downloaded from the Journal’s website.





Volume 22(2) Summer 2018 Issue Now Available


The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Volume 22(2), June 2018 is now available. This issue is serves as yet another of our scrapbooks filled with candid snapshots of our field caught and preserved so that we have a record of this moment in scholarship. This issue’s scrapbook collection begins with two reflective essays, one an autoethnographic essay on the reflections of a group of scholars moving from a traditional to a critical approach to service-learning practice; the other, a retrospective look at an institutional approach to conducting community-engaged scholarship over the last 30 years. The research articles featured in this issue provide a collection of scholarly snapshots ranging in topic and focus from institutional, student, and community concerns and are truly diverse in their approaches. In sort, there’s a little something for everyone in this section. This issue also features a robust array of book reviews representing a cross-section of the prolific community engagement scholarship currently being published. Once again, we are grateful for the support of so many who prepare each issue for publication. Thank you to the authors who share their work, peer reviewers who provide valuable and constructive critique to strengthen the scholarship contained in each issue, and associate editors who provide vision and guidance for the focus of the journal. As you flip through the pages of this issue of JHEOE, I hope it makes for some good reading—perhaps on a rainy afternoon—that opens the door a bit wider on your own understanding of the world of community engagement, and inspires your individual contributions that may someday appear as snapshots in future issues of JHEOE.

Posted: 2018-07-02

Trimester Review Process


The JHEOE editorial team is committed to continuously improve our internal processes to ensure we are handling our authors’ scholarly work in the most efficient and effective way.  Therefore, we are introducing a trimester review process allowing for a more concentrated effort to respond more quickly to our authors and expedite the peer review process.  Most importantly, it serves our mission “to serve as the premier peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal to advance theory and practice” related to community engagement.  Although you may submit a manuscript at any time, the review due dates are February 1, June 1, and October 1. You will find more detail in the submission guidelines.

Posted: 2015-02-18
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Vol 22, No 2 (2018)

Table of Contents

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Vol 22, No 2 (2018)

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Table of Contents

22(2) Table of Contents

Note from the Editor

From the Editor
Shannon O'Brien Wilder

Reflective Essays

Christina J. Groark, Robert B. McCall
Mark Latta, Tina M. Kruger, Lindsey Payne, Laura Weaver, Jennifer L. VanSickle

Research Articles

Cecilia Orphan
Lynn E. Pelco, Christopher T. Ball
Richard J. Reddick, Laura E. Struve, Jeffrey R. Mayo, Ryan A. Miller, Jennifer L. Wang
Laura Boynton Hauerwas, Meaghan Creamer
Rachael W. Shah, Jennifer M Selting Troester, Robert Brooke, Lauren Gatti, Sarah L. Thomas, Jessica Masterson

Book Reviews

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact
Miles A. McNall, Jessica V. Barnes-Najor
Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Form Democratic Engagement
Fay Fletcher
Regional Perspectives on Learning by Doing: Stories from Engaged Universities Around the World
Elizabeth A. Tryon