< Back to Main Site

EDUCAUSE review onlineEDUCAUSE review online

Author Guidelines

We encourage submissions and proposals from the doers, strategic thinkers, and innovators involved in higher education information technology. Authors should consider creative and effective ways to use media in communicating ideas and experiences. If you're not sure about which media to use, ask! Our published authors have lots of ideas to share, as you'll discover when browsing through the articles.

We're particularly interested in the following:

  • Longer articles (about 5,000 words) about practical research or case studies with solid assessment results. Most of these will be peer reviewed.
  • Short articles (about 2,000 words) discussing a case study at an institution — be sure to include the pros and cons of the experience — or offering good advice and opinions to higher education IT professionals on a favorite topic.
  • How-to articles or tutorials on specific tools or approaches to higher ed information technology in practice

Direct language (yes, it's OK to use "I" and "we") and a clear, concise telling of the story will catch our attention and that of readers. Send ideas, proposals, outlines, abstracts, drafts, or final versions of work — as traditional text, audio or video, screencasts, timelines, or any other creative form — to editors@educause.edu. Early contact with us will help make the best use of time in creating the ideal article for EDUCAUSE Review Online.

Company representatives are welcome to submit work that meets the following criteria:

  • No prior publication, such as a company white paper, case study, or blog entry, and no press releases
  • Objective tone, with no promotional language for products or companies and a balanced discussion of the issues
  • Expert views on a topic of interest to the community presented as good advice OR case studies authored by clients, with or without a company expert as a resource

2014 Editorial Calendar

January/February: EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference Highlights

March/April: Top-Ten IT Issues and The Enterprise

May/June: Digital Scholarship

July/August: Administrative IT

September/October: Digital Engagement

November/December: New Business Models

Because we publish on a rolling schedule and have ongoing themes of interest, please indicate if you have a target publication date or theme. Otherwise, articles will be published as the editing and production schedule permits.

Peer Review

The EDUCAUSE Reviewers volunteer to evaluate submissions from authors who request peer review. Eight to twelve reviewers look at each article and provide feedback to the author(s) on how best to present their work online. For research-based submissions, authors should include context (usually a literature search), methodology, analysis, and results. Non-research–based submissions should explain the practical benefits and risks of the experience and advice shared.

For articles and multimedia pieces that do not go through peer review, we encourage the community to comment on individual items, pointing out strengths and weaknesses, asking questions, and recommending future work for the author(s).

Style

The EDUCAUSE Style Guide is available on the EDUCAUSE site.

Provide endnote information for formal publications cited in the work and hyperlink everything else (news stories, blog entries, vendor reports). If there is a URL that goes directly to the book or article cited (not to sales information), please provide it. List sources in the order used in text, and feel free to include asides and comments where appropriate.

EDUCAUSE uses The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition), available online by subscription, as its main source of reference for style questions. See in particular Chicago's hyphenation guide for compounds and words formed with prefixes as a table.

EDUCAUSE uses Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition), available online by subscription, as its spelling guide.

For any questions on style, contact nhays@educause.edu.

Most Popular

Stay Up-to-Date

RSS Email Twitter

Share Your Work and Ideas

Issues coming up will focus on digital scholarship, administrative computing, the value of IT, and building the profession. Share your work and ideas with EDUCAUSE Review Online.

E-mail us >
Close
Close


EDUCAUSE Connect
View dates and locations

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

Close

EDUCAUSE Institute
Leadership/Management Programs
Explore More

Career Center


Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management

 

 

Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.

 

Close
EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas

 

 

Join These Programs If Your Focus Is

Close

Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.
 

 

Close

2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations


Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.