Journal of Engaged Research

The Journal of Engaged Research (JoER) is the official publication of SPEC. JoER was created to take an activist approach to address the many challenges brought about by the twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current period of social unrest. It creates a space for diverse individuals who may not have access to traditional academic publishing channels. The first issue of the journal was published in May 2021 and is currently hosted on Medium. We encourage learners and emerging scholars alike to submit their work for publication. JoER gives voice to those who take action, no matter one's formal training or background. We are excited to include learner voices in this endeavor. Unlike traditional journals, the editorial staff at JoER takes an interactive approach, providing mentorship and guidance to help contributors with publication. All papers are reviewed by appropriate topic scholars or professionals in related fields.

Want to publish an article?

SPEC is always looking for highly dedicated contributors who have an interest in and passion for sustainability, social justice, and community development. Help us build a world that works for everyone and protect the planet! If you are interested in becoming a researcher or contributor at SPEC please email us at The more information about your research interests, areas expertise, and learning objectives the better. Please attach or link any helpful information about you including your resume, CV, cover letter, and portfolio.

Last updated