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(1), March 2016 Now Available


The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Volume 21(1), March 2017 is now published and available for review. In this issue, a recurring theme examined by authors is how to measure impact and, in turn, assess the quality of engaged scholarship and learning, along with its attendant partnerships. Capturing and presenting evidence for why the work we do as engaged scholars matters for community partners, students, and faculty, and has impact on the life and culture of an institution and a community, can be approached in diverse ways. Authors showcased in this issue explore multiple avenues in demonstrating how our work has impact and how impact can be defined.

Posted: 2017-03-31

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 1 (2017)

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Editorial Board

Editorial Board

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Note from the Editor

Exploring Our Impact
Shannon O'Brien Wilder

Reflective Essays

Mel Garber, Katherine R. Adams
Katherine L. Davis, Brandon W. Kliewer, Aliki Nicolaides

Research Articles

Margueritte S. Murphy, Kathleen S. Flowers
Diane M. Doberneck, John H. Schweitzer
Joseph Gauntner, Catherine A. Hansman

Projects with Promise

Chelsea Willness, Vincent Bruni-Bossio

Book Reviews

The Optimal Town-Gown Marriage: Taking Campus-Community Outreach and Engagement to the Next Level
James M. Shaeffer, Sr.
Rebuilding Community After Katrina: Transformative Education in the New Orleans Planning Initiative
Renee C. Zientek
Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times
Ann Vail