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 21(2), June 2017 Now Available

For summertime reading, the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Volume 21(2), June 2017 is now published. In this issue, authors take on heady topics—dueling perspectives on the pur­pose of engagement, paradoxical tensions and contradictions in community–university partnership that influence collaborations, and other critical concerns. The growing participation in the field of engaged scholarship continues to yield literature that explores greater depths, recognizes (and offers solutions for) persistent problems, and provides a dif­ferent set of insights into the challenges and benefits of producing a sustainable model of engagement. Authors showcased in this issue explore community engagement through multiple avenues, including the sustainability of collaborative relationships, community-based learning in environmental and social media contexts, faculty development, and engagement as a strategy for social and civic justice.  
Posted: 2017-06-09

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 21, No 2 (2017)

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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

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Note from the Editor

From the Editor...
Lorilee Sandmann

Reflective Essays

Susan Appe, Nadia Rubaii, Sebastian Líppez-De Castro, Stephen Capobianco
Amanda Marie Bowers

Research Articles

Sherrie Steiner
Kristen Tarantino
Marshall Welch, Star Plaxton-Moore

Projects with Promise

Susan A. Baim
Julie Koldewyn, Roslynn Brain, Kate Stephens

Book Reviews

Academics Going Public: How to Write and Speak Beyond Academe
Kristina Killgrove
Engaging in Social Partnerships: Democratic Practices for Campus-Community Partnerships
Frank A. Fear
Educating for Civic-Mindedness: Nurturing Authentic Professional Identities Through Transformative Higher Education
Novella Zett Keith