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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Early contact with us will help make the best use of time in creating the ideal article for EDUCAUSE Review.
Company representatives are welcome to submit work that meets the following criteria:
January/February 2016: Top 10 IT Issues
March/April 2016: Personalized Learning
May/June 2016: Future of Work
July/August 2016: Internet of Things
September/October 2016: Back to School/Analytics
November/December 2016: Annual Conference Issue
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.
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).
The EDUCAUSE Style Guide is available as a Google Doc.
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 (7.85), available as a table.
EDUCAUSE uses Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, available online by subscription, as its spelling guide.
For any questions on style, contact email@example.com.