The editorial team at Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is committed to a professional, efficient, and fair review process. So you know what to expect when you submit a manuscript for publication consideration, we have outlined our procedures below.
- All submissions will first be read by the editor.
- The editor will send submissions that fit the journal's general specifications to a faculty mentor, a scholar-teacher familiar with service learning and community-based research. When possible, the editor will send a submission to faculty mentors in the student's discipline. Submitters will be notified at this stage in the review process.
- The faculty mentor will make one of four decisions: Accept, Accept with Minor Revisions, Revise and Resubmit, or Reject. The faculty mentor will notify the submitter of his/her decision.
- If a decision is Accept, the manuscript moves to the editorial stage. The author will be contacted with instructions.
- If a decision is Accept with Minor Revisions or Revise and Resubmit, the author will have the opportunity to revise the manuscript in accordance with the faculty mentor?s revision feedback.
- Submitters should be aware that most published articles will undergo rigorous and deep revision before being accepted for publication.