A leading journal in its field, Gateways publishes two volumes each year: a regular volume of unsolicited articles which 'opens' in February, and a themed volume in December. The 'open' volume follow a publish-as-you-go model, which allows for articles to be published as soon as they ready, rather than adhering to a fixed timetable. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Themed volumes publish articles in one batch, at the end of each year.
Volume 12, No. 1 (2019) - Gateways' first 'open' volume is now available here.
As part of the new partnership between UTS and Brown University, two special themed volumes are currently underway, and are due for publication in late 2019. Abstracts for these themed volumes have now closed.
Volume 12, No. 2 will focus on the strategies, policies and practices driving systemic, culturally transformative institutional engagement.
Volume 12, No. 3 explores the epistemologies and forms of scholarship emerging from and through community engagement, which are both challenging and enriching higher education.
The call for papers for next year’s themed volume will be published in December 2019.
Gateways is jointly edited and managed by UTS Shopfront Community Program at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, and The Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. It is published by UTS ePress.
The journal was established in 2008 with the mission to advance the growing global movement in higher education that is bringing complex, multi-disciplinary, community-engaged research to a wide audience.
University-Community Engagement and Collaborative Research
Gateways publishes across disciplinary and researcher-practitioner boundaries and provides a forum for academics, practitioners and community representatives to engage in critical new research and reflect on practices relating to the full range of collaborations and interactions between tertiary institutions and community organisations. Articles transcend university-community, researcher-practitioner and scholar-activist boundaries and bridge disciplinary boundaries.
Cooperative research approaches to conceptualising, designing, completing and communicating research are encouraged. In essence, Gateways seeks articles that rigorously combine different knowledge bases that traditionally have been separated into academic and non-academic worlds, thereby increasing the timely and accessible flow of information to scholars, community leaders and activists seeking to improve the quality of life in local communities around the world.
In conjunction with UTS ePress, Gateways has taken a number of 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 multiple platforms and the journal is widely indexed with leading scholarly indexing and sharing platforms.
In addition, all UTS ePress journals adhere to the F.A.I.R principles: that is, that research outputs are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. To learn more, see here for the Australian Statement for FAIR Access to publicly funded research.
All previous editions can be accessed online and are free of charge.
We welcome submissions from academics working in community engagement as well as community practitioners. Unsolicited research and practice-based submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Author+Editor Mentor Program
This is a new program through which historically and geographically under-represented academics are mentored to scholarly publication. Our first mentored article has now been published in Gateways Volume 12, No. 1 (2019). This research examines the processes and outcomes of the Macheo Mentoring Programme at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, in which a one-on-one mentoring program aims to help high school students from neighbouring slum settlements transition to higher education.
The pilot was made possible through a generous donation to UTS Shopfront, and future offerings of this equitable scholarship program are dependent on philanthropic support.
Gateways welcomes inquiries about this important mentoring program from both potential applicants and those wishing to support the program as either donor, mentor or peer referee.
Further information is available here.
Proposals for Special Co-editions
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 Managing Editor, Gateways.