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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Materials accepted for publication: short and long form research articles, opinion pieces, reviews, creative and visual content. The journal offers a double blind peer review process. There are two reviewers per article: one faculty and one member from the editorial board.

The following submissions will be accepted: 

  • Reports on campus and community ongoings (800-1500 words) 
  • Original research (3000-6000 words) 
  • Essays (2500-4,000 words) 
  • Activist/advocate notes (6,000 words)
  • Commentary and Criticism (2000-2500)
  • Book reviews (2,000 words)
  • Interviews and roundtables (4,000 words) 
  • Community voices (4,000 words) 
  • Poetry (variable)
  • Reflections (variable) 
  • Research creation (variable)
  • Other arts-based analyses, outputs, and commentary (variable) 

Style Guidelines: Any spelling style is acceptable so long as it is consistent within the manuscript. Please use double quotation marks, except where “a quotation is ‘within’ a quotation”. Please note that long quotations should be indented without quotation marks.

Formatting and Templates: 

Papers should be compiled in the following order, although not all papers must have all components (especially if it is a creative work): title page; abstract; keywords; main text introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion; acknowledgments; declaration of interest statement; references; appendices (as appropriate); table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages); figures; figure captions (as a list).

Papers may be submitted in Word format. Figures and Tables should be saved separately from the text and labeled appropriately.

References: Please use this reference guide from Taylor & Francis when preparing your paper, which follows Chicago Style of references.