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.
  • 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 Early contact with us will help make the best use of time in creating the ideal article for EDUCAUSE Review. We also encourage you to keep accessibility issues in mind. You'll find helpful tips in "Guidelines for Making Web Content Accessible to All Users." 

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
  • Submit directly to the sponsored column Industry Insights, which imposes minimal control over content

2017 Editorial Calendar

January/February 2017: Top 10 IT Issues

March/April 2017: Finding the Future in the Past

May/June 2017: Student Success

July/August 2017: Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

September/October 2017: Back to School (including Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality in Higher Ed)

November/December 2016: Annual Conference Issue (revisiting the 2017 themes)

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.

Providing Feedback as a Volunteer

The EDUCAUSE Reviewers are volunteers chosen by the editor to serve on this advisory committee. The reviewers' main role is to provide feedback to the editorial team on topics shared with them for their evaluation, from participating in short surveys on future coverage to general trends. Some authors request peer review. In these rare cases, four to six senior reviewers chosen by the editor look at each submission 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. Practical usefulness to the community is required. 

General or targeted submissions should explain the practical benefits and risks of the experience and advice shared. We encourage the community to comment on individual items, pointing out strengths and weaknesses, asking questions, and recommending future work for the author(s). You can comment by signing in. You are also welcome to contact the editors with questions, proposals, drafts, and submissions via


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