Focus & Scope


What We Publish

´╗┐The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning  publishes research, theory, pedagogy, and other matters related to academic service-learning, campus-community partnerships, civic engagement, and engaged/public scholarship in higher education. We  currently publish two types of writing: Full-length research articles (double-blind peer reviewed) and Book Reviews (editor reviewed). As an interdisciplinary journal, we welcome proposals for manuscripts that utilize a wide array of methodologies, including empirical studies, textual analysis, historical inquiry, and others.

How to Submit Manuscript Proposals

We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. All authors must first submit proposals in order to be invited to submit full manuscripts. Review our submission guidelines here.

Because MJCSL is dedicated to promoting quality scholarship that positively impacts both higher education and communities, we do not collect article processing charges (APCs). MJCSL is financially supported and managed by the Edward Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan and, therefore, is able to be open access without charging authors APCs.

Contact Us

The editorial team is: Neeraja Aravamudan, Cecilia Morales, Nick Tobier. If you have any questions about the submission process or are curious about whether your work is a fit for MJCSL, you are welcome to contact us here