Teachers College, Columbia University, and Indiana University Press are pleased to announce the publication of a new peer-reviewed journal, Philanthropy & Education. The journal showcases the increasingly important role of education philanthropy, in the United States and around the world, as private and public colleges, universities, secondary, and primary schools are fundraising for not only for supplemental but also for essential needs.
The journal’s mission is to promote scholarship and inform practice around philanthropy, which is broadly defined as including, but not limited to: fundraising, volunteerism, civic engagement, alumni relations, corporate social responsibility, prosocial behavior development, and the professionalization of the field of practice. As such, Philanthropy & Education seeks to publish empirical and scholarly studies that are accessible to practitioners with clear implication for implementation.
Philanthropy & Education encourages articles from all aspects of education (K–20+) both domestically and internationally, and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including, such as anthropology, economics, history, law, management, political science, psychology, public administration, religious studies, social work, and sociology. Philanthropy & Education welcomes submissions from scholar-practitioners, particularly those who have recently completed their dissertations.
The journal is edited by Noah D. Drezner, Associate Professor of Higher and Postsecondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. “I am thrilled to be launching Philanthropy & Education,” declared Dr. Drezner. The study of how philanthropy shapes education is an emerging field of increasing importance, and having a dedicated, peer-reviewed journal will advance our understanding of crucial issues, while helping to build the field both within the US and throughout the rest of the world. Bringing together Teachers College, Columbia University, a leading graduate school of education, and Indiana University Press, home of the premiere philanthropic studies book series and the only school of philanthropy, is a major step toward establishing this field of study. They will make wonderful partners in this effort.”
Philanthropy & Education’s editorial board is composed of leading scholars and scholar-practitioners from around the world working in education, history, philanthropic studies, sociology, and other disciplines.
“Vision and values are essential to the life of Teachers College, Columbia University,” observed Thomas James, Provost and Dean of the College. “We are proud of this initiative under the leadership of Noah Drezner because it exemplifies our commitment to generating of new knowledge in critically important fields, and it embodies our determination to build strong and diverse institutions that can advance educational opportunity for all.”
“We are delighted to partner with Teachers College, Columbia University to publish such a needed and timely journal,” said Gary Dunham, Director of Indiana University Press and Digital Publishing. “With more than two hundred academic programs focusing on philanthropy and philanthropy education in the US alone, the field is a rapidly growing area of research and practice. Philanthropy & Education will serve as an important publishing venue for this research that is both interdisciplinary in nature and global in its reach.”
Philanthropy & Education expects that its articles will not only advance promising research, but will also provide practical advice for practitioners in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, corporations, and institutions of education around the world. Furthermore, the journal will include a special mentoring program for emerging scholars who will benefit from added guidance on writing and publishing their research.
Special Mentoring Program for Young Scholars and Scholar-Practitioners
As more fundraising practitioners seek advanced degrees, they are not able to publish their dissertation research for two reasons. First is the lack of a dedicated venue to disseminating this research. Second is the combination of the increasing demands of their positions and the lack of mentoring beyond graduation on how to convert dissertations to journal articles. In order to encourage and promote the dissemination of this research, Philanthropy & Education is introducing a special mentoring program for young scholars and scholar-practitioners. Philanthropy & Education will devote space in each issue to empirical articles from these emerging scholars. To further encourage these submissions, the Philanthropy & Education editorial board is committed to mentoring the authors through the publication process. Scholar-practitioner and recent graduates’ submissions that are eligible for the mentoring program will undergo the standard review process. However, after the double-blind peer-review process is complete, those articles that are determined to be revise-and-resubmits will be assigned a publication mentor from the editorial board. The mentor will help the author respond to the reviewers’ requests and provide developmental editing to prepare the manuscript for its second review.
The journal will be published semiannually. Its inaugural edition is slated for November 2016. For more information about Philanthropy & Education and to view its submissions guidelines, visit http://iupress.indiana.edu/journals/ped/.