Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is a refereed, open access, online journal concerned with the practice and processes of community engagement.
A leading journal in its field, Gateways publishes two volumes each year, in May and December. Research and practice-based submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
Information for authors can be found here.
Current Calls for Papers: Volume 12, Number 2 & 3
As part of the new partnership between UTS and Brown University, launched in August 2018, two special themed volumes will be published in 2019.
Volume 12, No. 2 will focus on the strategies, policies and practices driving systemic, culturally transformative institutional engagement.
Due date for abstracts: 17 September 2018
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.
Due date for abstracts: 15 February, 2019
Send Abstracts directly to Margaret Malone, Managing Editor, Gateways.
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.
Gateways publishes two volumes each year, in May and December. Research and practice-based submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.
We welcome submissions from academics working in community engagement as well as community practitioners.
Author+Editor Mentor Program
This new program - through which historically and geographically under-represented academics are mentored to scholarly publication – is being piloted in 2019 with the aim of two articles being published in Gateways’ upcoming Volume 12, No. 1 (2019).
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.