Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the Journal's commitment on equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization (EDID) in the Authors' guidelines found below.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found below.
If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring an Anonymized Review have been followed.
Guidelines to Anonymize Your Submission to ESJ
Dear submitter, please follow these steps in anonymizing your article for peer-review.
These guidelines are adopted by ESJ and developed by the open access journal system in Norway
1. Remove all identifying information from the Title.
2. Papers published by the Author(s) should be cited in the text as (Author, 2019)
3. Use the third person to refer to work the Authors have previously undertaken, e.g. replace any phrases like “as we have shown before” with “… has been shown before (Author, 2019)”.
4. Do not eliminate essential self-references or other references but limit self-references only to papers that are relevant for those reviewing the submitted paper.
5. To anonymize the reference list: (Author 2019) Details omitted for double anonymized reviewing.
6. Footnotes (remove any identifying information)
7. Make sure figures and tables, including figure and table labels and captions, don't contain any affiliation related identifiers
8. Remove references to funding sources
9. Do not include acknowledgments
10. Remove any identifying information from file names
11. Ensure document properties are also anonymized.
Ensuring document properties are anonymized
With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application:
2. Save As
3. Tools (or Options with a Mac)
5. Remove personal information from file properties on save
Engaged Scholar Journal thanks the developers of the above guidelines.
Your submission should include both the anonymized and full manuscripts. The full manuscript should be submitted with the cover page containing the manuscript title, author(s)'s names and affiliations, short bios (no more than 50 words per person), and four names of potential peer reviewers who are not in a conflict of interest with any of the authors. The names of suggested peer reviewers will be added to the Journal's peer reviewers database. The Journal does not guarantee that it will use any of provided recommendations in reviewing your submission.
The essays section profiles critical discussions and in-depth analyses of community-engaged scholarship. The works published in this section may focus on specific projects or examine broad theoretical considerations defining community-engaged scholarship
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The "Reports from the Field" section includes journal contributions that may focus on specific ongoing and completed projects. Submissions into this section do not normally offer critical analysis of a broad theoretical issue nor they provide in-depth theoretical arguments.
The book review section profiles reviews that offer critical overview of monographs, essay collections, manuals, workbooks and other self-standing published works relevant to the field of community-engaged scholarship
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- Please note that while every opportunity will be taken to ensure author participation in the editing process, due to time constraints final copyediting changes may be made before publication to ensure APA adherence throughout all submissions.
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