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Academic Exchange Quarterly – This is an independent, peer-reviewed print and electronic journal that publishes 55-65 original refereed articles per issue, submitted by international authors representing multiple academic areas.

Community Works Journal – This journal is published online (free) and in print three times a year in support of teaching practices that build community. It showcases innovative educational strategies, practices, and curriculum that involve teachers and students in meaningful work within their communities.

Compact Current – From Campus Compact, a free quarterly newsletter for higher education organizations and institutions involved in public and community service.

The Evaluation Exchange – Harvard Family Research Project’s periodical addresses current issues facing program evaluators of all levels, with articles written by the most prominent evaluators in the field.

The Generator – A National Youth Leadership Association publication for practitioners from all service-learning sectors. Issues focus on a specific theme, and include articles from the field, program examples, research, resources, and news.

Journal of Democracy – This journal, published quarterly, provides a forum for scholarly analysis and competing democratic viewpoints.

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching – This is a peer-reviewed journal published at Miami University by and for faculty at universities and two- and four-year colleges to increase student learning through effective teaching, interest in and enthusiasm for the profession of teaching, and communication among faculty about their classroom experiences. Available online.

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement – Published three times per year, JHEOE is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes submissions from a broad range of scholars, practitioners, and professionals. Tables of contents and abstracts of the articles are available online.

Journal for Civic Commitment – The Journal for Civic Commitment is a twice-yearly, online journal dedicated to service-learning and civic engagement.

International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering – The International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (IJSLE) is a new faculty-reviewed electronic journal offered free, semi-annually, over the World Wide Web. The Journal welcomes manuscripts based on original work of students and researchers with a specific focus or implication for service learning in engineering, engineering entrepreneurship in service, or related topics.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning – A peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.

National Service Briefing – A weekly publication of Youth Service America’s National Youth Service Network. This newsletter provides an online briefing for the service and volunteer field, highlighting up to date information such as funding, legislation, awards, best practices, and programs.

National Service News – A bimonthly online newsletter from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

NSEE Quarterly – Quarterly publication of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), an association of educators, businesses, and community leaders.

Partnership Matters – Knowing that it is impossible to keep up with the many conferences, grants, programs and publications that might strengthen community-campus efforts, the goal for Partnership Matters is to provide members with easy access to such information in a succinct, readable format. The newsletter is sent out via email every two weeks.

PEN Weekly NewsBlast – The Public Education Network advocates for significant changes in how school systems are funded, overhauling curriculum and assessment practices, and providing ongoing professional development for teachers. Every week, the PEN Weekly NewsBlast offers annotated links to articles about education, free updates on education news, and grant alerts.

Phi Delta Kappan – An advocate for research-based school reform, the Kappan provides a forum for debate on controversial subjects. Published since 1915, the journal comes out monthly, September-June, as a print publication. Selected articles from each issue are available online.

PS: Political Science & Politics – The September 2000 issue of this journal focused on service-learning and includes eight articles on various aspects of service-learning and political science.

Reflections – This peer reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarship on writing, service-learning, and community literacy.

SERVEnet News – This monthly electronic newsletter from SERVEnet provides updates on the latest happenings in the service community.

Service-Learning Advances – A monthly newsletter from the National Service-Learning Partnership (NSLP), it offers comprehensive and timely information about developments in the K-12 service-learning field. You must become a member of the NSLP to receive the newsletter. Membership is free.

SparkUpdate is a monthly newsletter that highlights new original articles, profiles and book reviews on the SparkAction website.

This online publication is published quarterly by Washington Campus Compact.

The Tutor Newsletter
Online publication on topics of interest to national service projects published by Education Northwest.

Urban Education
From Sage Publications. A bi-monthly journal that focuses on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives. Subjects include: student motivation and teacher practice; school-to-work programs and community economic development; restructuring in large urban schools; health and social services.

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