About the Journal

Focus and Scope

ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community engaged research (CER) and community based participatory research (CBPR) in urban settings, nationally and internationally. The journal addresses current issues, and challenges, facing urban communities. ENGAGE! invites discussion and development of empirical, conceptual, and theoretical articles that make substantial contributions to the field in all areas of community engaged research, evaluation and assessment. The journal provides a forum for community scholars and university scholarly exchange of research findings ideas that advance knowledges that make a societal impact.


ENGAGE! is published by the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement. This journal is hosted and supported by the IUPUI University Library.

Peer Review Process

ENGAGE! is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work. Manuscripts are reviewed using a double-blind peer review process. Articles are accepted on the basis of appropriateness, clarity, sound methodology, and utility for CER/CBPR. Reviewers are given 6 weeks to complete their review of submissions.

Publication Frequency

ENGAGE! is published three times per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

Article Processing Charges

This journal does not require article processing or submission charges. Authors may submit, and if accepted, be published without any charge.

Copyright and Licensing

Copyright to works published in ENGAGE! is retained by the author(s). Articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive non-commercial distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.

Archival Policy

ENGAGE! is digitally preserved using the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN).  For more information about the PKP PLN, see https://pkp.sfu.ca/pkp-lockss/.


This journal is sponsored by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and the Office of Academic Affairs.