Submission Preparation Checklist

Before you submit, ensure that your manuscript complies with all of the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration with another journal.
  • The submission file is in a PDF file format.
  • The submission adheres to the suggested length per subject:
    • Short Communications: 250-1000 words
    • Core Writing: 2000-4000 words
    • Full-Length Essays: 6000 words max
  • The text is double-spaced; uses 12-point serif font; has 1-inch margins; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are included and labeled per your discipline’s style guide.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements per your discipline’s style guide.
  • The submission includes:
    • Your manuscript
    • Your application (including faculty mentor form)
    • Your 250-word abstract
    • Your 150-word biography
    • IRB approval, if indicated