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KCKCC e-Journal

Welcome to the E-Journal!

The KCKCC E-Journal is a web-based, bi-annual, interdisciplinary publication of the Kansas City Kansas Community College. The journal publishes high quality, peer-reviewed articles and works-in-progress, as well as creative works in any genre. According to the editorial board bylaws, external scholars, faculty and staff or retired faculty and staff are eligible to submit entries for consideration and possible publication. The journal’s central theme is "exploring a scholarly community."

Our mission is to provide a virtual forum for developing and sharing knowledge and creativity. The journal is an outlet for research and creative works and an opportunity for professional exchange and collegial critique.

From its conceptual framework, the journal is designed to ensure that contributors and the reading public derive maximum benefits from mutual experiences and skills. As a twenty-first-century phenomenon, the community of scholars benefit from web-based journals in that they facilitate immediate access to current writing and research. They also provide an opportunity for KCKCC faculty and staff to present works-in-progress for community and peer review. The KCKCC e-journal is therefore a symbol of community-spirit of shared-benefits and shared-responsibilities for making life better.

Call For Papers

All Faculty and Staff of KCKCC and the Public are invited to submit papers for publication in the Fall or Spring editions scheduled for publication bi-annually in March and October.

Major Theme:
Contributors are free to choose their own themes or topics, depending on discipline or area of interest. You can write from any of the following disciplines: Allied Health & Nursing, Business, Humanities and Fine Arts, Engineering, Mathematics & Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and on contemporary national or global issues.

Deadline for Submission:
Submitted manuscripts should include the following: title, abstract, author’s brief bio-sketch. Materials for the October Edition should be submitted to the Editor latest by August 30, 2012, through email attachment, and in Microsoft Word, fonts face Arial, font size 10, fully justified. All images should be attached as separate documents and not to be included in the body of the essay. An abstract of 100-150 words should accompany all submissions.


The Editorial Board limits one manuscript submission per author, per issue. The work to be considered for publication is also limited to 25 pages excluding the bibliography, references or works cited sections. The limit for publication of poems is not more than five poems per contributor, per issue. It is expected that most manuscripts will be submitted electronically. Further, as an on-line journal, the KCKCC Journal intends to take advantage of the World Wide Web by making resources available to readers through embedded links (e.g. photos, videos, music, data bases, special sites) that would not be possible in print journals.


EJournal EditorsThe e-journal is another milestone in exploring a scholarly community at the KCKCC. As a sequel, therefore, our editorial philosophy speaks to the spirit of community building, as a vision for the 21st century. Editorial Board, policy and philosophy for the E-Journal.

Current Issue

Current EJournal


Fall Submissions

Fall Submissions

Deadline for Fall Submissions
August 30

Board review and approval of submissions for publication and notification to the authors
September 15

Editing and proof reading of submissions and preparation of final copy
October 15

Layout Date
October 20

Board review of Layout
October 25

Publication Date
October 30

Spring Submissions

Spring Submissions

Deadline for Spring Submissions
January 30

Board review and approval of submissions for publication and notification to the authors
February 15

Editing and proof reading of submissions and preparation of final copy
March 15

Layout Date
March 20

Board review of Layout
March 25

Publication Date
March 30


October, 2014
Volume 8, Number 2
Cheryl Postlewait, Director of the Library, Kansas City Kansas Community College;
Pamela Drayson, Dean of Libraries, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and
Joseph Grasela, Jr.
, Public Services Librarian, Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - October 2014

Dottie Butterfield, Morgue Indexer/Circulation Assistant

Crazy or Subdued: The Characters of Wuthering Heights  (Literature) Peer-Reviewed
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - October 2014
October 2013
Volume 7, Number 2
Curtis V. Smith, Ph.D.
Climate Change: A Photographic Essay on Receding Glaciers (science)
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - October 2013

Picasa Users:

1) Click on F11 for full computer screen viewing
2) Then click on pause to control the photo viewing timer. 
The Picasa auto view timer is set at three seconds which is not enough time to read descriptions.

October, 2012
Volume 6, Number 1
Mansoor A. Ansari, Ph.D.
Applying Scientific Law in Display of Nature's Daily Phenomenon (science)

Kenneth Butcher, Ph.D.
African Students in the USA: How an Unnoticed Group Beats the Odds (education)

Robert Cole

Poems (poems)

Martha Elaine Needham, Ph.D.
Partnership between Cities and School Districts can Reform and Revitalize Neighborhoods: A Paradigm Shift for Urban Cities and Schools (education)

Ernest Evans, Ph.D.

The Drug War in Mexico: An Overview and Analysis (2006-2012)(security)

Ugo Mgbike, Ph.D., CSTM/Adjunct Professor, JCCC, Kansas Plant/TPM Project Engineer, Snyder's-Lance

Training Middle Level Technical Manpower for Today and Future Industries (technical education)
March 2014
Volume 8, Number 1
Curtis V. Smith, Ph.D.
Low Cost Weight Loss
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - March 2014
Biography | Email

Ernest Evans, Ph.D.

Crime Situation in KCMO in 2013
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - March 2014
Biography | Email

Charles Reitz and Melanie Scott

The Intercultural Center 2004-05: History, Purpose, Accomplishments
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - March 2014
Biography   |  Email

Chieke E. Ihejirika, Ph.D.

Age: the linchpin of Traditional Protocol among NdiIgbo
Kansas City Kansas Community College e-Journal - March 2014
Biography | Email
March 2013
Volume 7, Number 1
Kenneth Butcher, Ph.D. [Education]
Educational Equity Reconsidered

Kwaku Nti, Ph.D.
Political Agency and Resistance in Colonial Southern Ghana: Counting the Cost of Confrontation in Cape Coast

Curtis V. Smith, Ph.D.
Vincenzio Renieri and the Law of Falling Bodies

Deborah Taylor, Professor Biological Sciences  
[ Peer Reviewed | Education]
Guiding Principles for Online Course Development
March 2012
Volume 6, Number 1
Kenneth Butcher, Ph.D.
Curriculum Justice
(Peer Reviewed | Education)

Ernest Evans, Ph.D.
"Crime in Kansas City, Missouri 2007-2011: A Tale of Two Cities" (Crime)

Chieke Ihejirika, Ph.D.

 ECOWAS: The Dilemma of Integration in a Fragmented Sub-Region (Politics)

Mehdi S. Shariati, Ph.D.
Neoliberalism, Capital Accumulation, and Austerity (Political Economy)

Curtis V. Smith
, Ph.D.
The Impact of Part-Time Faculty on Student Retention: A Case Study in Community College Education (Peer Reviewed | Education)


The copyright for each work accepted for publication will remain with the author in the event he/she seeks to publish essentially the same manuscript elsewhere. Neither the works nor their contents as published in this journal should be considered to reflect the opinions or views of the KCKCC, Editorial Board or the Editor, they are solely that of the authors.
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