About Campus aims to provide a space for dialogue among colleagues with different perspectives who share a passion for student learning in postsecondary education. Our magazine strives to tell stories that explore innovative pedagogies and practices that influence the experiences and lives of college students in and out of the classroom. The articles in our magazine present experience and knowledge from a unique mix of researchers, public figures, professionals, faculty members, students, and those working in both student affairs and academic affairs. About Campus grounds insights and perspectives of the many practitioners and researchers who are thinking creatively about higher education, testing new ideas and practices, and assessing the effects of the policies on college campuses.
An About Campus article blends narrative, storytelling, and scholarship to explore a topic related to our shared agenda of “enriching the student learning experience.” These topics should be timely, original, and relevant to a broad audience of educators. Articles are accessible in their use of defined, inclusive, and practical language. Each article refers to relevant current literature while being grounded in examples, specific stories and even metaphors to demonstrate the topic’s significance. An About Campus article presents possible solutions or new approaches that are applicable to various sectors of higher education. Additionally, while we encourage authors to be specific about the phenomena they’re exploring through submissions, we also want authors to be thoughtful about how these specific experiences can speak to broader trends, issues, concerns, and/or practices that readers in various different contexts could learn from and apply in their own daily practice.
Preparing and Formatting Your Manuscript
Authors are encouraged to use a writing style that couples narrative, storytelling and scholarship in enhancement of the specific topic. Articles should frame issues concisely to attract readers’ attention, develop ideas clearly and dynamically, and provide a practical application for the importance of these concepts in a wide range of educational contexts.
The Editorial Team reserves the right to send back all submissions that do not follow the formatting guidelines detailed above.
Once your manuscript has been submitted, the Editorial team will review and provide appropriate feedback. Editorial Team members and authors will correspond until manuscript is at a final draft stage. Most manuscripts have several rounds of revision.
The Editorial Team will notify you when your article has been accepted for publication. Once an article is ready for publication, it becomes a part of our warehouse of articles from which we choose when we put together issues of the magazine.
When an article is slated for a particular issue, authors are asked to sign a copyright transfer agreement and provide pull quotes. Pull quotes are highlighted through the publication of the article. Please submit at least 1 quote for every page of the manuscript. The word limit for pull quotes is 20-25 words.
Submitting a Manuscript
About Campus submissions are managed through an online portal hosted by SAGE. To create an account and submit a manuscript, please visit the following link: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/aboutcampus.
Article reviews may take six to eight weeks for an editor to respond to your manuscript. While it is possible for the first draft of an article to be accepted for publication, most manuscripts will go through at least one round of revisions. Questions about the review process can be directed to the editors.
For general inquiries, please use the following journal contact form.