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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.

EJI Board

Lacie Ashby, Epsilon Sigma Phi (Treasurer)
Stephen Brown, Member-at-Large
Matt Browning, Association for Communication Excellence (Secretary)
Hannah Carter, Northeast Extension Directors Association
Jane Clary, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Marina Denny, National Association of Extension Program & Staff Development Professionals
Tom Dobbins, Association of Southern Region Extension Directors (President)
Theresa Ferrari, National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals
Ashley Griffin, eXtension Foundation
Tasha Hargrove, Association of 1890 Research Directors
Chad Higgins, North Central Cooperative Extension Association (NCCEA)
Robert Ricard, Representing JOE Peer Reviewers
Melody Rose, National Association of County Agricultural Agents (President Elect)
Ami Smith, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (Former President)
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
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