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Research Article Submission Guidelines

The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement invites Research Articles that are quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method studies that demonstrate the long-term impact of a university-community engagement project on the community, students, faculty and staff, or the institution.

Research Articles should

  • outline the overall concept of the study;
  • provide a thorough literature review that is timely and relevant to the study; 
  • give a clear statement about what gap in the literature the current study is addressing; 
  • outline the methods used
    • Indicate that Institutional Review Board (IRB) human subjects approval was secured, if applicable (or explain why it was not required);
  • provide robust sections that report the findings of the study and discuss their implications;
  • include a section with the limitations of the study and areas for future research; and
  • provide conclusions that address
    • the gap in the literature that the study addressed;
    • best practices or lessons learned that the reader can apply to her/his own context; and/or
    • how the conclusions inform decision makers.