Summarized from CES4Health email:
Submit products of your community-engaged work for peer-reviewed publication and dissemination through CES4Health!
CES4Health publishes diverse products of community-based participatory research and other forms of community-engaged scholarship – including videos, policy briefs, resource guides and online toolkits. Basically, any product in English from anywhere in the world, except journal manuscripts!
CES4Health has published 60 products to date — all products of community-engaged scholarship — and many co-authored by community and academic partners.
Community-based organizations are also finding CES4Health to be a valuable outlet for peer-reviewed publication of their community-engaged work, whether involving academic partnerships or not.
CES4Health provides wide dissemination of high quality products that can improve the health of communities and “count” in the faculty promotion and tenure process. Every product submitted is peer reviewed by community and academic experts. If it’s published, the Editor sends an email about the publication and the rigorous peer review process to people that authors identify, such as deans, department chairs and supervisors.
CES4Health also tracks how many times a product is downloaded and can follow-up with users to find out how it was used – important data that can be included in promotion and tenure dossiers and grant proposals. I should also mention that CES4Health does not retain copyright for any of the products it publishes.
Thanks for your consideration!
Fay Fletcher, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Extension, Academic Director, Community Engagement Studies, University of Alberta (www.extension.ualberta.ca/fletcher)