Issues in Engaged Scholarship:
Frequently Asked Questions
- What areas of interest does Issues in Engaged Scholarship cover?
Issues in Engaged Scholarship focuses on
- questions of service-learning, including student-learning outcomes, community impact, and leadership development;
- community-based research through which faculty and community organizations jointly address a specific community problem or policy dilemma; and
- a wide range of other campus-community collaborations, such as internships, fieldwork, community development initiatives, and college-access programs. For more information about this series, visit "About Issues in Engaged Scholarship." For Colin Powell Center-supported definitions of service-learning, community-based research, and community-campus collaborations, follow this link.
- Can I post a reprint of an article I’ve published previously in a journal?
The answer depends on your author’s agreement with the journal. If posting your article as a reprint on the Colin Powell Center site will not violate your copyright agreement, you're welcome to send us your article to be considered for inclusion in the working papers series. Information about the permission agreements of many journal publishers can be found at SHERPA/RoMEO.
- Is there an option if my publisher prohibits reprints of published work?
If your author’s agreement prohibits reprints, you may submit a one-page “gloss,” a combination abstract and summary of the work’s most compelling points. If the work falls within the Center's parameters, we will post the gloss and include a link to journal or site where readers may find or purchase the work.
- Do I retain copyright of the working papers that the Center publishes under my name?
Authors retain copyright of their work published in the Colin Powell Center working paper series. The Center takes a Creative Commons-Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works approach in which individuals are free to copy and distribute a work, with the following restrictions:
• Attribution: The work must be attributed in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
• Noncommercial: The work may not be used for commercial purposes.
• No Derivative Works: Users may not alter or transform this work.
For more information on Creative Commons agreements, click here.
- Can I obtain a printed, “hard-copy” version of a working paper?
The Colin Powell Center collected working papers into an annual volume, which may be themed. Papers that are not included in an annual volume will be available online only. Readers are free to download working paper pdfs and print them from a personal printer.
- Can I make a revision to a working paper or other publication that is already posted on the Colin Powell Center site?
Editorial changes or updated versions of working papers or other publications are permitted under some, limited circumstances. Please contact email@example.com, for more information.
- Is a submission fee required to publish in either of the Colin Powell Center working paper series?
- What do I do if my working paper is accepted for publication elsewhere after it is published on the Colin Powell Center site?
If your working paper appears elsewhere in print or online, please provide the Center with a full citation, including the new title, if appropriate, journal name or url, year, volume number, page number, and publisher.
- May I submit related files (audio or video clips or data files) alongside the published work?
Yes, if the files are integral to the work.
- What other types of content will the Center consider from its affiliated authors and faculty?
In addition to working papers, the Center will accept for consideration articles, book chapters, presentations, op-eds, policy briefs, testimony, or speeches, among other document types.