Transform Journal

Transform: the journal of Engaged Scholarship 5th Edition Coming Soon

The ‘New Normal’ – What universal higher learning should and can be

This universal crisis accelerates us in the universities towards a new view of how our universities might change and adapt to meet the crisis. We urgently need to consider a new offer to students which learns from the present deadly serious crisis AND which addresses the even greater threats from the impending ecological and climate crises which now bedevil our world.   This new Issue of Transform explores the choices to be made and debates to be held on what should frame and help organise the response by universities to this situation of crisis, from what is after all a varied and diffuse set of institutions. There is, however, at least one commonly held perspective: higher education is of great if not paramount national importance- economically, socially and politically. The broadening and deepening themes of university engagement in response to crises explored in the forthcoming Issue pose fundamental questions which are increasingly part of our consciousness of what a universal higher learning should and can be.

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