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  • Dr. Samory T. Pruitt,publishe r
  • Vice President for Community AffairsExecutive Director, Center for Community-Based Partnerships The University of Alabama
  • Dr. Cassandra Simon,editor
  • Associate Professor, School of Social WorkThe University of Alabama
  • Dr. Heather Pleasants,book review editor
  • Director, Community Education Center for Community-Based Partnerships The University of Alabama
  • Dr. Edward Mullins,production editor
  • Professor Emeritus of JournalismCCBP Director, Community Research and Communication The University of Alabama
  • Jessica Averitt Taylor,assistant to the editor
  • Doctoral Student in Social Work The University of Alabama
  • Antonio Rogers,layout editor, 2008-2010
  • Masters Student in Advertising The University of Alabama
  • Andrea Mabry,web producer
  • Masters Student in American Studies The University of Alabama
  • Marion Walding, layout editor, 2010 -
  • Masters Student in American Studies The University of Alabama
  • Faculty Involvement
  • Student Involvement

3. How exciting to see the inaugural copyI rushed home and savored the pagesThe format is a nice break from the usualrather refreshing to read. Nancy K. Franz, Extension Specialist, Program Development , Virginia Tech University It is impressive!Job well done.Dr. F. David Mathews, President, Kettering Foundation, Dayton, Ohio FIRST FOUR ISSUES JCES 4. New Issue Reflects Progress in Engaged Scholarship (This issue) is reflective of so much of what is going on in engaged scholarship . It is filled with examples of innovative and forward-thinking approaches to addressing complex issues through connecting communities, students, and faculty. (It addresses) issues like STDs and AIDs in the college community and the implementation of a wellness policy for a rural school system. Editor Simon Our current issue is no different (i.e., always something new to share). Yet this time the excitement comes from the advancements in the field of engaged scholarship since the inception ofJCES. Editor Cassie Simon FOURTH ISSUE JCES For abstracts of all articles to date :http://jces.ua.edu/abstracts/abstracts.html#4.3 For subscriptions, send an e-mail to: [email protected],To submit a manuscript, see:http://jces.ua.edu/submit/submit.html For a list of the editors and staff, go to: http://jces.ua.edu/about/staff.html To learn who is on the editorial board, go to: http://jces.ua.edu/about/editorialBoard.html 5. ABOUT THE JOURNAL

  • Published by the Office of Community Affairs at The University of Alabama, JCESis a peer-reviewed international journal through which faculty, staff, students, and community partners disseminate scholarly works. JCES integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a collaborative process.
  • Designed to fill a demand for research that integrates teaching, research, and service, JCES also has a goal of appealing to all citizens, not just academics. Journal editors and editorial board members seek manuscripts and supporting materials such as photos, graphics, and videography that can be readily comprehended and valued by community partners whose situations and collaboration may have prompted the research in the first place.


  • GOALS:
  • To disseminate engaged scholarship across a wide spectrum of disciplines, integrating teaching, research, and service
  • To become the leading journal in the field, publishing the best research in the world of engaged scholarship
  • To lead the discussion about the role of engaged scholarship in the tenure, promotion, and reward system
  • To be a journal that makes a difference, not only on campus but among community partners
  • To attract a representative editorial board in terms of disciplines, regions, race, gender, and methodologies
  • To use conventional as well asmultimedia forms in our presentation of scholarly work

A New Kind of Research Journal 7.

  • Overcoming traditional scholarship paradigms and silos
  • Establishing equitable and meaningful partnerships
  • Maintaining rigor while reconceptualizating rigor
  • Addressing tenure, promotion, and reward concerns
  • Discovering key subject matter and recruiting distinguished contributors
  • Making the journal relevant to campuses and communities
  • Involving students and community partners more deeply in scholarship, resulting in co-authorship
  • Developing a symbiotic relationship between the journal and related website, and connecting with other journals
  • Making photography, audio, and video integral, not an add-on

Challenges and Issues JCES 8.

  • What JCES is looking for in manuscripts

Co-authorship by students and community partners is a bonus Good, narrative writing that defines technical terms and avoids academese Added value from related photographs, video, and charts that tell the story, not just document the research Topics that matter to the community and to the academy Student involvement Variety in research approaches and methodologies Community involvement that is reflected in the manuscript, not just in the mechanics Engineers Without Borders students bringing water purity to village in Peru.( JCESVol. 1, No. 1) 9. 5 Major Types of Contributions

  • Standard research/conceptual manuscript
  • Research from the Field
    • - Practice/Case-Study Oriented
    • - Best practices, practice wisdom, and applied knowledge
    • - 10 15 double spaced pages
  • Community Partner Commentary
  • Student Section (for more on this, see www.jces.ua.edu)
  • Book Reviews

JCES 10.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Double-spaced Times New Roman 12-point type
  • 25-page maximum for text (excluding tables, charts, photographs, and references)
  • Required reference style is thePublication Manual of the American Psychological Association ( 6 thedition )
  • Authors should submit two copies of their manuscript: a masked copy and an unmasked copy, with identifying information removed from the masked copy

General Manuscript Preparation JCES 11. About the Masked Copy

  • The masked (formerly known as "blind") copy should contain no identifying information (author names, university names, etc.) in order to maintain the integrity of our peer review process. The unmasked copy is for our production crew. Once the review process is complete, they then have all the production information and can proceed with layout and design without delay.
  • In your masked copy, use brackets to indicate that identifying information has been removed. For instance, rather than refer to The University of Alabama, you would refer to [the university]. Our reviewers understand that these brackets indicate the removal of potentially identifying information.

12. Review Process(1 of 3 slides)

  • 1Manuscript Receipt
  • scan for style standards; request revisions if necessary
  • assign manuscript number
  • send acknowledgement email with manuscript number to primary (corresponding) author
  • select appropriate reviewers
  • 2 First Review
  • send to reviewers: review request, masked manuscript, review form
  • reassign manuscript if reviewers unable to complete review
  • send to reviewers: reminder email one week after requested return date if reviews not yet returned
  • send to editor: combined reviewer comments/rating form
  • send to reviewers: masked copies of both reviews and masked manuscript
  • 3Editor Decision
  • accept (if accepted, proceed to step 8)
  • recommend author revisions and resubmission
  • reject (end of process)

13. Review Process(2 of 3 slides)

  • 4Revise and Resubmit Request
  • notify primary (corresponding)author of decision
  • send to author: letter from editor, document with masked reviewer comments, and manuscript with masked editor/reviewer edits/tracked changes (if applicable)
  • request resubmission within 4 weeks
  • 5Resubmission and Second Review
  • scan for standards (especially masked and unmasked copies); if necessary, contact author with request for revisions to meet standards
  • reassign manuscript to original reviewers for re-review
  • send to reviewers: masked manuscript, copy of masked revision request letter from editor to primary author, masked document with original reviewer comments, review form, and masked manuscript with editor/reviewer edits/tracked changes
  • send to reviewers: reminder email one week after requested return date if reviews not yet returned
  • send to editor: combined reviewer comments/rating form
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