Interested In Contributing?

Submissions to the Community Hub, including project reports, resources, community comments, or news items are welcome. Descriptions of these content types are beneath the submission form on this page.

For guidelines on research articles and commentary submissions to the peer-reviewed journal Community Science, please visit the Journal Submissions page.

Please share your content with us in the Hub Submission form for rapid feedback. If your submission seems better suited for the journal, our editorial board will offer guidance accordingly.

Hub Submission Types

The Exchange Hub is meant to be a place for anyone who does or is interested in community science to share their work, offer their insight, or learn from others. Materials on the Exchange Hub can be in any format: written, audio, video, graphic novel-style, even artistic representations. Submissions can be prepared by, and should be prepared for, a broad audience that includes scientists, researchers, community leaders and members, community science practitioners, and people who apply science in local decisions and planning. Strive for a style that is approachable, clear, and readily accessible to the public.

Below are some of the existing kinds of materials currently included in the Exchange Hub, and where new submissions are welcome. However, the Exchange Hub is meant to grow and evolve, and that evolution will be driven by contributions. If none of these materials feel right for your project or the things you want to say, feel free to suggest your own by reaching out to the editors directly at [email protected].

Resources are materials, links and connections and other things that are useful in advancing and implementing community science or a community science project. Resources can include:

  • Resources that are useful for people doing community science, like local study results, data sets, or models with instructions for use;
  • Tools for learning about community science: case studies, histories of projects, or program evaluations;
  • Curricula for teaching about community science or explaining community science approaches and methods in community settings;
  • Resources for implementing and managing community science, like handbooks or templates or toolkits.
  • Methods that are usable in and with communities for conducting community science projects including forming partnerships, clarifying science-related questions, arriving at study methods, approaches for co-analysis and interpretation, dissemination/sharing results in community settings, and using results for intervention and policy promotion.
  • Artistic as well as academic outputs including theater/performance, visual arts, photographs and video-digital storytelling and other formats that increase scientist and community engagement in coproduction of knowledge and its use and reach the wider public.

In all cases, materials will be reviewed by community leaders and researchers for their clarity, usability, and consistency with lessons learned in community science.

Project reports provide a view into the processes and results of community science projects. They can also include descriptions of projects about to start, or updates of ongoing projects. These can accompany Project Articles in the journal Community Science, but are more readily accessible to the public and are meant to be easier to read and apply. To make it easier for people to contribute, review and learn from project reports, we provide a standard template (to download and fill out). Project reports may be written or in the form of videos and slide presentations. Email your report to the editorial team.

This section of the Exchange Hub will highlight media mentions of or news of interest to community science projects or recent contributions of note from both the journal, the Exchange Hub, and other sources. This will be updated often: what is top of the feed today will be completely different than last week. In general, the editors will curate this section, but reach out to them if you have suggestions for items to include.

The News area will also include perspectives and discussions about all aspects of community science, in the form of blog-style posts. It is moderated by the editors, so please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.

Items with a time-critical character (e.g., funding opportunities, conference submissions) will ordinarily be placed in the News area, and removed when expired.

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