Reflections encourages individuals to submit work that represents the broad range of materials produced by community and service-learning projects. For that reason, individuals are encouraged to submit academic articles, community writing, student papers, policy papers, art work, poetry, recorded interviews, short videos, and photography. Case studies that document the scope of a particular project (assembling the variety of work discussed above) are also encouraged. Our acceptance rate is thirty percent (30%).

Electronic submissions are preferred. Manuscripts (10–25 double-spaced pages) should conform to current MLA or APA guidelines for format and documentation and should include an abstract (about 100 words). Please attach the manuscript as a Word or Word-compatible file to an email message addressed to Professor Cristina Kirklighter, at, Your email message will serve as a cover letter and should include your name(s) and contact information, the title of the manuscript, and a brief biographical statement. Your name or other identifying information should not appear in the manuscript itself or in accompanying materials.

All submissions deemed appropriate for Reflections are sent to external reviewers for blind review. You should receive prompt acknowledgement of receipt followed, within six to eight weeks, by a report on its status. Contributors interested in submitting a book review (about 1000 words) or recommending a book for review are encouraged to contact Professor Cristina Kirklighter, or Tobi Jacobi,, at Colorado State University.

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