The first issue of Research for All, a new open-access journal that focuses on the importance of public engagement to research has been published.
The journal seeks to explore what engagement with research really means and features research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. In particular, it provides a critical reflection on how research can be initiated and applied in partnership with those not formally involved in the research community.
Research for All is a peer-reviewed journal that has been developed in partnership between the UCL Institute of Education and the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) in the UK, and published by IOE Press. The first issue includes a contribution in the form of a book review by VA’s Secretary General, Cissi Askwall, who is a member of the journal’s External Advisory Board. It also features practice-related articles on devices for engagement and participatory approaches as well as articles about changing people and institutions.
The journal, which is free to read online, includes contributions from a wide range of communities, industries, and organisations, as well as from different parts of the world. Contributions on engaged research for future issues are welcomed.
Hear more about Research for All in an interview with Sophie Duncan, joint editor and Deputy Director of the NCCPE.