Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is jointly edited and managed by the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney and The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, USA. It is published by UTS ePress.
Established in 2008, the journal's mission is to advance a growing global movement in higher education: to bring multi-disciplinary, community-engaged research to a wide audience.
Now available: Vol 13, No 1 (2020)
This collection of impressive articles from around the globe shares critical community-based research occurring on the ground. Innovative collaborations between academics and their universities are detailed and assessed.
From working with indigenous and ex-FARC guerrillas, Syrian refugees in their new communities in Canada, pastoralists in Kenya, and children in the informal settlements of Uganda, this volume of Gateways journal demonstrates what community-based research should be: participatory, community-driven, supported through methodological care and rigour, and action-orientated. The articles are rich in the particulars of their individual contexts – concrete and complex.
"At the same time the articles both make apparent, and strengthen, the backbone of community engaged research. Participatory research that includes a diversity of voices offers an alternative to externally-led, top-down research. It challenges and expands definitions of expertise, legitimacy, authority, purpose and process. The combined effect, I think, is of real clarity and a sense of purpose to these groups of extremely diverse and dedicated individuals, communities, and institutes of higher education." — Margaret Malone, Managing Editor, Gateways
Volume 13 No 1 (2020) is available to read on UTS ePRESS
Themed and 'open' volumes
Gateways publishes two volumes each year. A regular volume of unsolicited articles which 'open' in February, and a themed volume in December.
The 'open' volume follow a publish-as-you-go model. Articles are published when they ready, rather than on a fixed timetable. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Volume 12, No. 1 (2019) - Gateways' latest 'open' volume is available on the journal's home page.
University-Community Engagement and Collaborative Research
Gateways publishes across disciplinary and researcher-practitioner boundaries. It is a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to engage in new research. Articles transcend university-community, researcher-practitioner and scholar-activist roles and bridge disciplinary boundaries.
Cooperative research approaches to conceptualising, designing, completing and communicating research are encouraged. We seek articles that combine knowledge bases traditionally separated into academic and non-academic worlds.
Gateways increases the flow of information to scholars, community leaders and activists. With the ultimate goal of improving quality of life in communities around the world.
With UTS ePress, Gateways has taken steps to establish best-practice ethical publishing. The journal charges no user or subscription fees, and publishes under the Creative Commons Attribution License. Articles are available on many platforms and the journal is widely indexed with leading scholarly indexing and sharing platforms.
All UTS ePress journals adhere to the F.A.I.R principles (research outputs are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).
Previous editions of Gateways are accessible online, free of charge.
We welcome submissions from:
- academics working in community engagement
- community practitioners.
Author+Editor Mentor Program
Offering mentoring for historically and geographically under-represented academics.
Our first mentored article was published in Gateways Volume 12, No. 1 (2019). The pilot was made possible through a generous donation. Future offerings of this scholarship program are dependent on philanthropic support.
We welcome inquiries from potential applicants, and those wishing to support the program as a donor, mentor or peer referee.
Detailed proposals for special co-editions are welcome. They may be based around a particular theme, network, conference or event.
Previous co-edition partners include:
- The University of Cape Town, South Africa
- The University of Brighton, UK
- Lingnan University and Baptist University, Hong Kong
- CU Expo 2013, Canada
- The Talloires Network
Any collaboration is dependent on the ability of partners to contribute towards the financial and in-kind resources required. For further information, please contact Margaret Malone, Managing Editor.