Now accepting submissions for Volume 2!

Now accepting submissions for Volume 2!

CBR@CSUCI is an annual reviewed collection of Community-Based Research (CBR) reports conducted by students, faculty, and community members associated with CSUCI. We publish CBR reports designed to be read by a general educated audience, with findings focused on applied questions of interest to the community.

Areas for submission: Currently, CBR@CSUCI publishes reports within three general areas: Social & Behavioral Sciences; STEM Fields; and Business & Consulting.

Editorial review policy and processes: CBR@CSUCI is designed to identify and recognize reports that present research that are methodologically sound and valuable to the community. Editorial review processes are designed to guarantee that reports meet those standards. To be accepted for inclusion, reports must be clearly written for a general audience; conducted according to standard professional expectations and methods; and findings must represent a valuable contribution to the community (or a community partner). All submissions are reviewed by a team which includes a faculty member and a community partner who have basic expertise in the general area addressed in the report. Members of the Editorial Board make final decisions regarding inclusion in CBR@CSUCI.

Submissions: Reports are expected to be collaborations between students and faculty (with faculty as co-authors or supervisors). Reports should be written as stand-alone publications that provide all necessary background, descriptions, and explanations for readers to understand the report as a whole. Components will generally include research questions, methods, and findings. Reports should be written to be accessible to a general educated audience. Style and formatting may vary from field to field; we do not prescribe specific style standards, but expect consistency and clarity. If you have questions about whether a report is appropriate for submission, feel free to contact the editor.

Submission deadline: May 31, 2021 (tentative) Read more about Now accepting submissions for Volume 2!

Current Issue

Vol 1 (2019)

The editorial team is excited to release the first volume of CBR@CSUCI. The reports below represent just some of the breadth of CBR work conducted in the community. They range from quantitative analyses of health care issues in our county to qualitative interviews about mentoring in a foster youth facility; demographic analyses of counties throughout our state and roadmaps for community organizing close to home; they include campus projects as well, such as one designed to help the CCE to make service-learning more impactful.

This volume includes reports that have been completed at any time in the history of CSUCI; the earliest is from 2009, and the most recent from the current year. Given the challenges of getting the first volume reviewed and compiled, we did not allow authors to revise their work (as is traditionally the case with peer reviewed journals). Rather, they were accepted (or not) in their current state. Please keep that in mind as you look over them. In the future, we hope to be able to integrate a revision stage into the editorial process.

We hope that you find the reports interesting and useful – and, most importantly, that they serve as models for students and faculty members interested in engaging in their own CBR work. And when you do, we hope that you will keep CBR@CSUCI in mind as a venue for showcasing those reports.

CBR@CSUCI Editorial team: Leslie Abell, Matt Cook, Dennis Downey, Andrea Grove, Julie Morris, Lindsey Trimble O’Connor, Pilar Pacheco, Don Rodriguez

Published: 2019-05-09

STEM Fields

Social & Behavioral Sciences

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