UTS academics have a long history of contributing their skills and expertise to the community sector on a pro bono basis. Shopfront makes these contributions to community engagement visible and reportable.
There are a number of ways for academics to work with UTS Shopfront in the areas of Community Engaged Research, and partnerships with community-based organisations to enable Practice Based Learning. This includes coursework partnerships in our award winning Shopfront Community Program and publication of your research in our peer reviewed journal, Gateways.
‘Shopfront was the very best training ground for community-engaged research... I'm looking forward to continuing the work and maintaining the connections’. Dr Tanja Dreher (ARC Future Fellow)
Submit to Gateways
Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is a refereed, open access e-journal concerned with the practice and processes of university-community engagement. It provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to explore issues and reflect on practices relating to the full range of engaged activity.
The journal publishes one volume a year, and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Authors need to consider the appropriate section for their submission: peer-reviewed research article; practice-based; or snapshot. All sections are published together as one volume of the journal. We are happy to talk through any queries about publishing, particularly for early career academics and people not experienced in academic publishing.
Gateways is jointly edited and managed by UTS Shopfront at the University of Technology, Sydney, and the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University, Chicago. It is published by UTS ePress.