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Submission Guidelines by Type of Submission

  1. Authors must be undergraduates or recent graduates (within six months of graduation) when the manuscript is submitted.
  2. We welcome co- and multi-authorships, but all authors must give written permission via email to jkb20@psu.edu for the manuscript to be submitted, reviewed and potentially published with or without revisions.
  3. All manuscripts must be submitted by the student author(s).
  4. All submissions must be accompanied by a professor's note stating that the essay was written by the student. The professor should e-mail this note to the editor. (Jill Burk jkb20@psu.edu)
  5. All submissions that cite sources must follow Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date System for documenting sources in the text and in the References page.
  6. Manuscript submissions should be single-spaced, size 12 points, font Times New Roman. Exceptions to this guideline include Research Done in Partnership with a Community Organization as well as Open Category submissions in diverse formats.
  7. Submit an electronic copy of manuscript in Microsoft Word to the editor (Jill Burk jkb20@psu.edu).
  8. Indicate the category for which you are submitting your manuscript in your submission e-mail.
  9. Include the author's name, address, institutional affiliation, e-mail address(es) and phone number in your submission e-mail.

Approximate Length Requirements:

Reflective Essays

Submissions should be 2-5 single-spaced pages, size 12 points, font Times New Roman.

Analytical Essays

Submissions should be 2-5 single-spaced pages, size 12 points, font Times New Roman.

Research Done in Partnership with a Community Organization, and Reflective Analysis

Submit research in the form given to the organization.

Accompanying reflective essay submissions should be 2-5 single-spaced pages, size 12 points, font Times New Roman.

Research Articles

Submissions should be 6-10 single-spaced pages, size 12 points, font Times New Roman. Essays exceeding 12 pages will not be considered.

Open Category

Submissions should not exceed the equivalent of 12 single-spaced pages, size 12 point, font Times New Roman.

Responses to Previously Published Articles

Submissions should be 2-10 single-spaced pages; size 12 points, font Times New Roman.