Transform Journal

Transform: the journal of Engaged Scholarship 7th Edition Available Now

Engagement: The Next Twenty Years are Crucial!

Reflecting on the range, the reach and the depth of contributions to this Issue of Transform themed Engagement: the next twenty years are crucial! it is striking just how far we have come in defining and shaping the concept of engagement.

Established in 2003 by Western Sydney University’s then Vice Chancellor, Professor Jan Reid, and with unanimous support from the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee, Engagement Australia (EA) was formed and quickly became recognised as the peak body for engaged universities in Australia.

The nation needed to invest in the public realm and services, in order to build a more resilient economy and society, and higher education was to be at the heart of this challenge. As we look to the next twenty-year horizon HE leaders continue to wrestle with the conundrum: ‘Can the promises made in the past about the need for a more equal and socially just society through a more engaged education process be redeemed in the future?’ This crucial question persists as we look to reset, renew and rejuvenate our cherished sector through the Accord process.

About the Journal

Transform: The Journal of Engaged Scholarship is an open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary online platform for engaged scholars and practitioners. Engagement Australia welcome submissions from the research, conceptual, theoretical and practice domains across the breadth of the engagement agenda in higher education.

Published bi-annually, the Journal will feature articles that advance the scholarship of engagement within Australia and internationally, providing space for critical inquiry, reflection and review. The Journal includes current and recently completed research, practice-oriented research, and reviews of practice relevant to engagement in the Higher Education sector.

If you wish to submit a paper for Transform: The Journal of Engaged Scholarship, please view the guidelines below.

Transform Journal Submission guidelines

Transform: the Journal of Engaged Scholarship is an open-access, peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary online platform for engaged scholars and practitioners.

Published bi-annually, the Journal will feature articles that advance the scholarship of engagement within Australia and internationally, providing space for critical inquiry, reflection and review. The Journal includes current and recently completed research, practice-oriented research, and reviews of practice relevant to engagement in the Higher Education sector.

Engagement Australia welcome submissions from the research, conceptual, theoretical and practice domains across the breadth of the engagement agenda in higher education.

The Editorial Board invites manuscript submissions to the following four sections:

1. Research articles (that report on the findings of empirical studies of higher education engagement with communities) blind peer reviewed

2. Theoretical and conceptual articles (that examine the theoretical and conceptual approaches to higher education engagement with communities) blind peer reviewed

3. Practice articles (that examine practice in the field of higher education engagement with communities) blind peer reviewed

4. Book reviews (of recent publications in higher education engagement with communities and related fields) Editor/Editorial committee reviewed

Author Guidelines and submission structure

Originality – the author should ensure that the manuscript has not been previously published nor is being considered by another journal.

Referencing – content should be properly referenced. APA citation style.

Word Count – while there is no maximum length for manuscripts, authors are encouraged to write concisely. Generally, a complete manuscript falls between 6,000 to 8,000 words excluding references, tables, and figures. Text

Format – manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word document file format. The text should be in single-spaced, 12-point Arial font, single column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible with no more than two levels of headings.

Author name/s and affiliation – all authors should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses on the cover page of the manuscript.

Title – should be concise and informative. Abstract – a concise and factual abstract of no more than 250 words is required.

Key words – provide up to six key words for indexing purposes.

Acknowledgements – should not be included in the manuscript to preserve anonymity during the review process. Please submit your acknowledgements/very brief author’s biographical statement as a separate file, clearly titled, when you submit your article. They will be added to your paper once the refereeing process is complete.

Submit articles to admin@engagementaustralia.org.au