« Return to all journals

Journal of Extension

Established in 1963, the Journal of Extension (JOE) is the flagship journal for Extension professionals. As a refereed journal, JOE expands and updates the research and knowledge base for U.S. Extension professionals and other outreach educators to improve their effectiveness and serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting U.S. Extension education. Moreover, JOE provides a venue for professionals and students to publish original and applied research findings and to share successful educational applications, scholarly opinions, educational resources, and challenges on issues of critical importance to Extension educators. Through its commitment to author development, JOE also provides training and support for effective scholarly communications.

The Journal of Extension (JOE) is published in partnership with Extension Journal, Inc. (EJI), a consortium of Cooperative Extension System entities nationwide. EJI Board members represent the four geographic regions of the Extension system, the 1890 land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, eXtension, and several other Extension professional organizations. The EJI Board sets policy for JOE and appoints Associate Editors, subject experts in the varied fields of Extension education, who ensure that JOE publishes only high-impact scholarship while maintaining a long-standing commitment to author development.

JOE is a fully open-access, quarterly journal. It is included in the Web of Science Core Collection’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), in the abstract and citation database Scopus, in the full-text database Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), and on Cabells Whitelist.

JOE is available here.

As we enter the Journal of Extension’s sixtieth year, we are excited to announce a significant change to our submission policies: Beginning with issue 60(1), word count limits for most submission categories will be increased. We hope that this will allow authors the chance to more fully explore important topics in Feature Articles and Research In Brief submissions. We also remain committed, of course, to providing concise, practical articles in the form of Ideas at Work and Tools of the Trade submissions. Commentary submission guidelines have not changed.

EJI Board

Lacie  Ashby, Epsilon Sigma Phi (Treasurer)
Jorge Atiles, Northeast Extension Directors Association
Stephen  Brown, Member-at-Large
Marina Denny, National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals (Secretary)
Thomas Dobbins, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (Past-President)
Theresa Ferrari, National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
Lori Greiner, Association for Communication Excellence
Ashley Griffin, Extension Foundation
Chad Higgins, North Central Cooperative Extension Association
Robert  Ricard, Peer Reviewers
Melody  Rose, National Association of County Agricultural Agents (President)
Ashley  Stokes, Association of Southern Region Extension Directors
Cody  Stone, Western Extension Directors Association
Jamie Rae Walker, National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
Dana Wright, National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
De’Shoin York, Association of 1890 Research Directors
Kevin  Zobrist, Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals

JOE Associate Editors

Fernando Alferez, University of Florida
Jenna Anding, Texas A&M University
James Bates, Ohio State University
Ben Campbell, University of Georgia
Benton Glaze, University of Idaho
Heidi Kratsch, University of Nevada-Reno
Sonja Koukel, New Mexico State University
Erin Yelland, Kansas State University