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Call for Manuscripts for a Special Issue of JCES

The Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) invites manuscripts for a special issue based on the theme of the 2012 National Outreach Scholarship Conference—Partner. Inspire. Change.—to be held at The University of Alabama, September 30–October 3, 2012.

Like the conference, this issue will be organized around three tracks: Voice of the Faculty and Staff, Voice of the Student, and Voice of the Community Partner. The editors and editorial board see this special issue as an opportunity for submissions not only by faculty and professional staff, but also by students and community partners.

Articles should be submitted as an email attachment to by March 1, 2013. For submission and format requirements see For the special issue related to the conference theme, include the words "Special Issue" in the email subject line.

JCES was founded in 2008 at The University of Alabama. It is one of two journals dedicated to the advancement of engaged scholarship worldwide sponsored in part by the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, successor to the National Outreach Scholarship Conference. The other is The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, founded in 1996 at The University of Georgia. 

Research, practice-from-the-field, and commentary manuscripts, as well as book reviews, are sought on topics in keeping with the theme of NOSC 2012.

Publication Opportunity with CES4Health

NOSC presenters and participants are invited to submit products of community-engaged scholarship for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination through CES4Health!

CES4Health is a free online mechanism for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination of diverse products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles – for example, videos, training manuals, policy briefs, photo voice exhibits and curricula.

Community and academic experts in the product's content area and format review each product.  Authors retain copyright of their work and can note their product as a peer-reviewed publication on their resumes/CVs.
CES4Health can provide authors with data on a product's # of downloads, usefulness and impact.

Visit today to learn more, submit products and apply to be a reviewer! Follow the latest CES4Health news at




Important Dates

September 30, 2012
Pre-Conference Workshops & Events

October 1-3, 2012
13th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference



The University of Alabama

Center for Community-Based Partnerships

Office of Community Affairs

Bryant Conference Center

College of Continuing Studies