The Journal of Extension (JOE) is the flagship journal for Extension education.

As of January 1st, 2021, the Journal of Extension is published by Clemson University Press.

As we enter JOE'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. The word count limits for each category are as follows:

Feature Article: Up to 5000 words

Research in Brief: Up to 3000 words

Ideas at Work: Up to 2000 words

Tools of the Trade: Up to 1250 words

Commentary: Up to 1500 words (no change)

Prospective authors are invited to view the full submission guidelines by visiting the link in the sidebar.

Current Issue: Volume 61, Number 2 (2023)

Feature Articles


Critical Competencies of 4-H Camp Staff for Achieving High Performance
Laura S. Jeuck, K. S. U. Jayaratne, Mitzi Stumpf-Downing, Harriett Edwards, and Katherine McKee


Time, Money, or Knowledge: What factors are associated with implementing youth cooking programs?
Alison C. Berg, Nancy O. Taylor, Courtney S. Brown, and Silvia Q. Giraudo

Research in Brief


Exploring the Possibilities of a Standardized Questionnaire for Assessing Residents’ Needs
Amy Harder, Diane Craig, Glenn Israel, Matt Benge, and Olivia Caillouet


Skill Up Tennessee: Job training that works
Christopher T. Sneed, Sreedhar Upendram, Clint Cummings, and Janet E. Fox


Long-Term Outcomes of Early Adult 4-H Alumni
Nicole Marshall-Wheeler, Roshan Nayak, Anne Iaccopucci, and Steven M. Worker


Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course: Program Evaluation
Nicola Oosthuizen, Pedro Fontes, Graham C. Lamb, and Jason J. Cleere

Tools of the Trade


Lessons Learned for Engaging Latino Families in Community-based Programs
Alejandro Reyes Peralta, Ghaffar Ali Hurtado Choque, Marla Reicks, Silvia Alvarez de Davila, and Darya Soltani


Journey Mapping: A New Approach to Extension Program Design and Evaluation
Jennifer Hawkins, Neil Linscheid, and Somongkol Teng


Using Technology for Community Engagement: Four Key Web-Based Platforms for Adoption in Extension
Chasity D. Tompkins, Erica Pullen, Cassandra Hainsworth, Bradley Averill, and Rebecca Hardeman