The journal Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760; index by *Scopus*) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Engaged Scholarship for Resilient Communities”. Prof. Richelle Winkler and Prof. Angie Carter are serving as Guest Editors for this issue.
Local and community-scale practices show potential for addressing critical social and environmental problems, particularly in the absence of effective state or federal policy and programs. Partnerships between community organizations, policy-makers, and academic groups can both inform community-level solutions and create opportunities for learning and empowerment. For this Special Issue, we seek submissions on the analysis or application of community-engaged research promoting community sustainability. We define community-engaged scholarship broadly and will consider papers related to the research-teaching-service nexus using participatory action, citizen science, participatory GIS, community-based participatory scholarship, or other similar approaches where academic groups are engaged in a reciprocal relationship with community partners toward common goals. Accepted papers will directly apply these methods to the goals of improving urban or rural community well-being or otherwise working towards community sustainability, resiliency or policy solutions.
For further reading, please visit the Special Issue Website.
The submission deadline is *1 November 2018*. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Guest Editors, Prof. Richelle Winkler (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Angie Carter (email@example.com) or the Editorial Office in the email (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance.
Social Sciences is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies.
*No publication fee is required*
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website.