The Engaged Scholar Journal is seeking submissions for a special issue on Community Engagement and the Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing.
Sylvia Abonyi and Pamela Downe
Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learningis Canada’s online, open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal committed to profiling best practices in ‘engaged scholarship’ informed by community-academic partnerships in research, teaching and learning. The Journal occasionally publishes hard copies of its issues as well.
Our Mission is to promote and support reciprocal and meaningful co-creation of knowledge among scholars, educators, professionals and community leaders, in Canada and worldwide; to inspire and promote productive dialogue between practice and theory of engaged scholarship; to critically reflect on engaged scholarship, research, and pedagogy pursued by various university and community partners, working locally, nationally and internationally, across various academic disciplines and areas of application; to serve as a forum of constructive debate on the meanings and applications of engaged scholarship among partners and communities.
Engaged scholarship most commonly refers to a range of collaborative research, teaching, and learning initiatives rooted in sustained community-university partnerships and pursued across various disciplines and social and cultural contexts. Community engaged research is oftentimes understood to be community informed, situated as well as action-oriented such that the research process and results are useful to community members in making positive societal changes.
For our Spring 2020 special issue on Engagement in the Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing, we seek submissions from community- and university-based researchers and scholars who actively engage with communities (of all kinds) in their anthropological research. The issue aims to showcase the strengths of the health-focused and community engaged work across the subfields of the discipline: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Practicing and Public Anthropology, and Sociocultural Anthropology. The following areas are of particular interest:
- Community engagement and collaboration across the subfields of anthropology
- Health and cultural resource management
- Research ethics, community engagement, and health-related informatics
- Engagement with vulnerable and “at risk” communities
- Community responses to emergent infectious diseases
- Language use and community health and revitalization
- Comparative measures of community health and well-being.
We invite previously unpublished research articles, reports from the field, multimedia contributions, and book reviews focusing on community engagement within Anthropologies of Health and Wellbeing.
Please submit your expressions of interest in the form of a 200-word abstract by December 10, 2018. Your abstract can be inserted in the text of your email or as an attachment. Contact information is below.
All submissions will undergo either editorial or peer review. Submissions for the Essays Section of the Journal will be subject to double, blind peer review, submissions to other Journal sections will undergo editorial review.
Essays to be subject to blind peer reviewing should:
- Represent original, unpublished work that is not under consideration by other journals or collections of essays.
- Be written in accessible language, to respect multidisciplinary nature of the Journal and the diversity of our readers. Acronyms and abbreviations should be kept to the minimum.
- Be maximum 8,000 words.
- Include an abstract (200 words) and indicate up to five keywords.
- Be typed, double-spaced throughout, in 12-pt Times New Roman font.
- Be formatted in the American Psychological Association (APA) style, 6th edition.
- Have a separate cover page that includes the names, institutional affiliations, addresses, and contact information of all authors.
- Include author biography/ies (no more than 50 words per author) on a separate sheet.
- Indicate that appropriate Institutional Research Ethics Board approval was secured, if applicable.
- Be formatted and saved in Microsoft Word (no PDF please).
- Be submitted in two versions, one should include all information to be published, and in the other copy information to be ‘blinded’ should be substituted with blank underlined spaces. Information to be ‘blinded’ includes all text or data that will have to be removed from the essay for blind peer review purposes.
- Submission should be accompanied by authors’ recommendations of at least four scholars, including community-based scholars when applicable, from the author’s field who the Journal may approach with the request to peer review of the issue’s contributions. Such recommendations should include the description of (a) the credentials of the prospective reviewers as well as (b) the professional distance between the authors and the proposed reviewers.
Abstracts (max 200 words) : December 10, 2018
Deadline for all contributions : March 1, 2019
Projected Date of publication: Spring 2020
Please submit your materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.