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Extended deadline to January 9, 2023: Call for Papers for ABCD Themed Volume of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

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By: Kim Hopes
Posted in: News and Announcements

Call for Papers for Themed Volume of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
Asset-based Community Development and Community-based Research: Compatible agents in equitable and sustainable change? 

Members of the ABCD Institute Higher Education Working Group are collaborating with the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and urbanCORE at UNC Charlotte on a themed volume of the Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement focused on ABCD practices. The journal will publish in December 2023.

UTS and UNC Charlotte are co-editors of the journal. Working Group participants Mark Chupp and Jennifer Hirsch are guest editors for this special edition. Our colleague Byron White, from UNC Charlotte, sits on the journal's editorial committee.

Please consider contributing! A special invitation is being extended to practitioners, leaders, activists and community members to submit short pieces using experimental approaches, such as first-person perspectives or group-based contributions, and various forms of media, including videos.

Authors interested in participating in this special issue must submit a short proposal (up to 500 words) by January 9, 2022.

For more information, timeline, and to submit  | Find Call for Papers pdf here

The journal and its editors want to support writers who would like to collaborate on the writing process. We have set up a simple Google Doc for those interesting in collaboration to find each other. Feel free to fill out for other potential collaborators to find you and you to find them.