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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Community Practice

For a Special Issue on
Collaborations in Community-Engaged Research

Abstract deadline
15 December 2022

Manuscript deadline
15 March 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Daniel Brisson, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver, USA
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Kirk Foster, School of Social Work, East Carolina University, USA
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Cheryl Hyde, School of Social Work, Temple University, USA
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Jan Ivery, School of Social Work, Georgia State University, USA
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Mary Ohmer, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, USA
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Collaborations in Community-Engaged Research

Research collaborations between community engaged scholars and community practice partners often have an implied focus on issues that emerge from the community—rather than the academy. These collaborations face numerous challenges.  One challenge is gaining the trust of community partners despite centuries of exploitive work produced by academics. Maintaining the collaboration over time presents additional challenges, as do questions concerning who “owns” the data and determines how the data are used.  Emerging from this complicated process are often novel, context specific, and participatory research approaches focused on a community prioritized issue.  Paper proposals are solicited that aim to highlight novel and creative methods, delineate lessons learned, identify funding strategies and challenges, explicate data analytic/meaning-making techniques, and underscore the importance of community voice.

 

Papers are sought that examine facets of community-engaged research such as:

  • Research on practice collaborations using unique methods and approaches
  • Research on systems that perpetuate white supremacy culture and oppressive social work practice approaches that limit community engaged and participatory research
  • Emerging frameworks and principles for anti-racist and anti-oppressive research collaborative research methods shaped by community voices
  • Innovations in community-engaged research methods that center the community’s voice and advance scientific rigor
  • How community/macro scholars infuse core social work ethics and values in their work in ways that foster collaborative community research
  • Challenges for social work scholars engaging in community engaged and participatory scholarship
  • Challenges for community partners in community engaged and participatory scholarship

We will consider submissions that are empirical (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods); conceptual (thought-provoking papers that challenge current approaches and offer innovations); or theoretical (new theory or reconceptualized extant theory). We encourage manuscripts that include community partners as co-authors.

 

Contributions can include:

  • Full length original research articles (8,000 words)
  • From the Field (5,000 words)
  • Innovations in Community Research, including case studies (5,000 words)
  • Innovations in Teaching Community-Engaged Research (5,000 words)

Submission Instructions

Please label Abstracts and manuscripts: FOR SPECIAL ISSUE - COLLABORATIONS IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH

  • Abstracts: Submit by email to [email protected] by December 15, 2022. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words. Clearly identify how the paper is linked to the special issue theme, provide background and purpose, conceptual and/or theoretical framework(s), data and methods of analysis and results, key conclusions, and implications.
  • The Guest Editors will provide abstract dispositions by January 15, 2023.

Final Manuscripts should be submitted online by March 15, 2023, via Submission Portal.

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