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From: ROBERT SHUMER <firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider submitting an article to the IFA Journal on Service
Research (on youth). Deadline for abstracts is August 15. See details
Information for Action:
A Journal for Service-Learning Research with Children and Youth
The Goals of Information for Action: A Journal of Service-Learning Research
with Children and Youth are to:
Expand the community of service-learning educators and researchers
Contribute to the academic legitimacy of service-learning
Improve the quality and sustainability of service-learning programs
Increase the quality, quantity and relevance of service-learning research
Increase the number of students, teachers, and faculty who can contribute
the expansion of knowledge and understanding of the principles and
of service-learning and community participation
Therefore, the Information for Action: A Journal of Service-Learning
with Children and Youth seeks papers that contribute new research, theory,
pedagogy, and other matters related to service-learning in school and
community settings that affect youth, ages 5-18. We will do one call for
submissions for the year, using articles for three publications, from
2010 through September 2010.
Competitive Articles: The Journal seeks articles in three primary
The first category is in work related to rigorous, academic research that
expands knowledge of theories and principles of service-learning and
youth fields. The second category is in applied research, performed
by teachers and practitioners, who can share insights that will help others
improve their understanding and practice of service-learning. The third
category includes articles that are written by youth involved in
research/evaluation activities that can shed important information about
service-learning from the youth perspective.
An academic article is more competitive if it conforms to APA guidelines
Is well written
Breaks new ground
Is relevant to the readers of the journal who come from many academic
Pertains to curriculum-based service-learning
Discusses questions and findings in light of related research and theory
Goes beyond mere description of a service-learning course or initiative to
analysis, application, recommendations, and/or lessons learned
In the case of research, reflects rigorous methodology (i.e., design,
Articles written by teachers and youth are more competitive if they adhere
Items 1-6, and also:
Shares important insights about implementing and practicing high quality
Provides information to practitioners and youth about the value of
service-learning for growth in knowledge, personal development, social and
civic development, and understanding of school-community issues.
Manuscript Submission Process
During this second year, calendar 2008-09, the Information for Action
will produce two on-line issues, based upon a single review process. This
process includes the following rules and deadlines.
A one-page abstract or precis is due by August 15, 2009 by e-mail only to
editor. Invitations to submit a complete paper will be sent to those whose
abstracts that have the most promise.
Complete articles are due by October 15, 2009. To insure that we are able
return your article when reviews are completed, please include in the cover
letter your U.S. mail address and email address.
Articles will be returned with peer reviewer comments by November 15, 2009.
Final articles are due by December 20, 2008.
The winter publication is expected by February 2010.
Questions may be directed to the editor.
1. Avoid the use of "volunteer" or "voluntary." It is preferable to
"community service," "service-learning," or "community service learning."
2. Manuscripts must be well written and between 5 and 25 pages long.
3. Submit a copy of the article using Microsoft Word as an email
4. Please do not submit manuscripts under consideration by another
5. Use APA style. In particular, please follow APA reference style,
in text and in the reference list, only include citations in the reference
section that are cited in text, and place notes at the end of the paper
"Notes" (see #11 below) rather than at the bottom of pages.
6. Place each figure and/or table on a separate page at the end of the
text of the paper, and include in the narrative of the manuscript where you
would like to place the figure or table (e.g. PLACE FIGURE 1 HERE). Final
placement may be influenced by page layout requirements.
7. Use italics rather than underlines, both in the text and in the
reference section. We do not use underlines at all in the Information for
8. Where applicable, research data must be recent.
9. Include an abstract that is a few sentences in length located
the title and the beginning of the text.
10. Include a short section at the end of the document on the implications
the research or the report for practitioners, indicating who this
will help to change practice of service-learning programs.
11. For consistency throughout the Journal, use "service-learning" with a
hyphen or "community service learning" without a hyphen.
12. Follow the end of the paper with Notes (acknowledgments and/or
which are identified by raised numbers), then References, and then Author
few sentences of biographical sketch of each author).
13. E-mail copies of your articles to:
Robert Shumer, Editor, IFA/JSLRCY
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education and Human Development
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
245 Peik Hall
University of Minnesota
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