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The eJournal of Public Affairs publishes scholarly articles, including research studies, best practices, reviews of the literature, book reviews, and potential multimedia content. Submitted manuscripts are reviewed on a continual basis, so authors can upload them by logging in on our Submissions page at any time they reach completion. Final manuscripts will be copy-edited and proofed prior to publication. The journal will also consider scholarly and creative publications presented across various forms of media (e.g., multimedia, videos, photo and/or written-essays) submitted as a Features section.
We search for two kinds of reviewers:
- Academically qualified reviewers who have a portfolio of published work and
- Professionally qualified reviewers who have significant experience and an understanding of the academic review process but may not have a publication history
eJournal offers opportunities:
- Participating in a professional collaboration committed to improving the eJournal’s publications
- Collaborating with a national editorial team and being an integral part of the American Democracy Project
- Providing consultation for other experts in a similar field
- Participating in processes to improve editorial work
- Mentoring authors
The eJournal includes publications for themed or special issues on important or timely topics under the guidance of guest editors. If you are aware of or involved with a relevant topic and are interested in an impactful collaboration, this could be a rewarding experience. As a guest editor, you would work with the editorial team to develop a special issue about a project or theme related to civic learning or public engagement.
For more information on becoming a guest editor for the eJournal of Public Affairs, please view our Guest Editor Memorandum of Understanding.
Who We Are
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a collaboration between Missouri State University and the American Democracy Project. We are a multidisciplinary, open access, peer-reviewed periodical. The eJournal focuses on traditional text-based articles, articles with embedded images and/or videos, and freestanding multimedia projects. It provides scholars, students, and community members with a forum for research, best practices, and pedagogy related to engagement in the public arena.
- Research studies, project evaluations, best practices, literature reviews,book reviews, and invited essays
- Text-based manuscripts, videos, photo essays, and other multimedia
- Double-blind peer review (except for book reviews and invited essays)
‘Tell Your Story’ Submissions
- Descriptive essays- Research Notes, Invited Commentary, Instruments and Reports, or Multimedia projects
- Shares experience, projects, and perspectives from our ‘Practice’
- Editorial or juried review for content and production values
Guest Editor for Special Themed Issues
- Special issues are published from time to time under the guidance of guest editors focusing on important or timely topics
- Interested scholars should contact the editors to propose a special topic
- Academically qualified reviewers with a demonstrated publication record
- Professionally qualified reviewers with experience and understanding of the academic review process, but may not have a publication history
Andrew Lokie, Editor
Darrell Hamlin, Managing Editor