About the Journal

Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning is Canada’s online, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal committed to profiling best practices in 'engaged scholarship’ informed by community-academic partnerships in research, teaching and learning.

Our Mission

  • 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 

The Journal invites previously unpublished original reflective essays and research articles, review articles, reports from the field, testimonies, multimedia contributions and book reviews focusing on community-engaged scholarship.

We welcome contributions from community and academic partners, educators, researchers and scholars who pursue their work in collaboration with various communities in Canada and the world. For submission guidelines visit http://esj.usask.ca/index.php/esj/information/authors.

Peer Review Process

Submissions to the Essays Section are subject to double, anonymized peer-reviewing. Submissions to the Reports from the Field, Exchanges and Bookd Review sections are subject to editorial review.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. It does not have article processing charges (APC) or article submission charges. It is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International  (CC-BY 4.0). 

Publication Ethics and Misconduct

This journal follows the Committee on Publication Ethics'  (COPE) policies and processes on the following: 

  • Allegations of misconduct
  • Authorship and contributorship 
  • Conflicts of interests/Competing interests
  • Data and reproducibility
  • Ethical oversight
  • Intellectual property

See COPE flowcharts for step-by-step processes.

Publication Schedule

This journal publishes four times a year. It has Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall issues.

Preservation and Archiving 

This journal deposits its print and digital copies to Library and Archives Canada.

Commitments and Affiliations 

This journal is indexed in the Director of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

This journal is a partner of the Coalition for Diversity & Inclusion in Scholarly Communications and a signatory of its Statement of Principles . We are committed to

  • eliminating barriers to participation, extending equitable opportunities across all stakeholders, and ensuring that our practices and policies promote equitable treatment and do not allow, condone, or result in discrimination;
  • creating and maintaining an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences;
  • promoting diversity in all staff, volunteers, and audiences, including full participation in programs, policy formulation, and decision-making;
  • raising awareness about career opportunities in our industries to groups who are currently underrepresented in the workforce;
  • supporting our members in achieving diversity and inclusion within their organizations

This journal is also a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment  and is committed in developing and promoting best practices in the assessment of scholarly research.


Sources of Support

Journal History

Our Journal is founded by the University of Saskatchewan in 2014.


ISSN 2369-1190 (Print)
ISSN 2368-416X (Online)