Journal of Applied Research in Community Colleges. Peer-Reviewed Since 1993

The Journal of applied research in the community college (JARCC) is accepting manuscripts for its Fall 2024 edition.

Deadline Date

Now Accepting Manuscripts for the Journal of Applied Research in Community Colleges' Fall 2024 issue.  Manuscripts must be submitted by August 1, 2024 to be considered for publication in the Fall 2024 edition of the JARCC. 


JARCC Aim and Scope

A semi-annual peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Applied Research in the Community College (JARCC) encourages scholarly submissions from education researchers and practitioners that address contemporary issues facing community colleges. All submissions must have clearly identified recommendations for practice, which inform enhanced programming, policies, practices, and structures in community colleges.

Type of Articles that JARCC Publishes

Manuscripts submissions to JARCC should illustrate clear evidence of a theoretical underpinning or conceptual framework. Submissions should be written in a manner that is comprehendible and useful to both researchers and practitioners in community colleges. JARCC publishes research studies that exhibit rigorous standards of empirical investigation. This includes studies that are mixed-methods, qualitative and quantitative in nature.

Submission of Manuscripts to JARCC

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word, NOT in PDF or WordPerfect. Figures, tables, references, and writing must conform to the specifications described in the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (currently the 7th edition, 2021). All parts of the manuscript must be typewritten in 12-point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper on the upper right hand corner with a running header (shorter title) on the upper left hand corner. Manuscripts should include the name, title, departmental and institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number of the person to contact for additional information on the title page. Any manuscripts that do not adhere to these style requirements will be returned to the author, without review.

Manuscript Preparation

Research manuscripts should not exceed 15 pages in length, not including tables, figures, and references. Research manuscripts typically contain an Introduction, Purpose, Lit Review, Theoretical/Conceptual Framework, Methodology, Findings/Results, Conclusions, and Recommendations for Practice and/or Policy. JARCC also publishes Practice Briefs which are succinct articles that provide empirically based, theoretically grounded, yet concrete recommendations to practitioners in plain language. These Briefs generally contain the following components: Introduction, Significance, Purpose, Conceptual Frame, Implementation, Challenges in Implementation, and Recommendations for Practice. Practice Briefs are generally 10-15 pages in length.

How to Submit to JARCC

To submit to this journal, email manuscripts to The journal is accepting manuscripts for its Fall 2024 issue.