The Journal of College and University Student Housing is currently accepting applications for reviewers. Those chosen for this volunteer position read and provide substantial feedback about manuscripts submitted to The Journal as a part of a multiple person review team. Reviewers typically serve a three-year term and will edit between four and six manuscripts each year.
Serving as a reviewer for The Journal is a great professional development opportunity as it offers knowledge acquisition from reading submissions as well as technical writing skills through the review process. Reviewers also gain insights into current research and hot topics in the field of housing and residential life. When asked about their experiences, a recent reviewer shared:
“The opportunity to review for JCUSH provides ways to think critically about the current and relevant topics being researched in our field. It also extends my understanding of the research process as seeing the early versions of manuscripts develop into published materials can be very exciting. I like knowing that I am able to contribute feedback to help see authors reach their ultimate goals.”
-Amber Fallucca, University of South Carolina
No previous experience with a journal is required, just an interest and demonstrated skill in writing and research. The Journal looks for people with a variety of skills and backgrounds, but an understanding of housing and residential life practice is necessary. Graduate students and early career faculty are encouraged to apply.
Reviewers have to be members of ACUHO-I. Many housing and residential life departments have institutional memberships, which provide membership benefits to all individuals at the institution. If your institution is a member, you simply need to create a membership profile. If your institution is not a member, you can explore individual membership options. For more information and/or to check if your institution is a member, go to: https://www.acuho-i.org/membership/individual
To be considered for a reviewer position with The Journal, please submit an online application at bit.ly/JCUSHReviewer. Your application should include:
- A letter of interest that addresses the following:
- ● Your experience with residence life and housing,
- ● Your experience or interest with various research methods (qualitative, quantitative, etc.),
- ● Your previous experiences with writing (graduate school, professionally, or for publication),
- ● Any particular content areas of expertise or special skills to contribute,
- ● Any additional information you think would be relevant to the role, AND
- Resumé or curriculum vita.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority deadline: Monday, August 1, 2022. Questions? Contact Gudrun Nyunt, Associate Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.