Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions for Connexions Newsletter

For submission guidelines for the Journal of College and Character please go here. 

The focus of the JCC Connexions is on the people behind the research and ideas relating to the Journal of College and Character; people are at the heart of the Connexions approach. We are making spaces for readers, authors, editors, and readers to meet at the many intersections of programs, practices and research.   


General Information

CONTENT
All submissions to Connexions newsletter must demonstrate relevance to the purpose of the Connexions publication, which is to feature persons (and their work) who author articles, lead programs, and/or do research about issues that relate to the moral and civic education of college students.

DEADLINE
Ongoing

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Send attached Connexions newsletter submissions to Pam Crosby, Co-editor, at
[email protected]


Types of Manuscripts

1. Essay/Opinion 

LENGTH
 500 words maximum (inclusive of references and all materials). Exceptions to this requirement must be discussed with co-editor. 

CONTENT
Essays generally present little or no data or findings. They may be short analyses of existing theories or research findings; summaries of relevant literature; or original arguments or conceptual analyses relating to ways colleges and universities influence the moral and civic learning and behaviors of college students and/or the development of moral and civic values during the college years.  These short essays should demonstrate soundness of argument (not just description); clarity, conciseness, and readability; originality; and usefulness to college and university staff and faculty, higher education scholars and policy makers, and others interested in the moral and civic education of students in the higher education setting.

1. Program Summary

LENGTH
500 words maximum (inclusive of references and all materials). Exceptions to this requirement must be discussed with co-editor.
100 word (total) bio of leaders of the program.

CONTENT
Program summaries describe institutional efforts for educational practice. They should include the following elements: (a) description of the innovative aspects of the program; (b) identification of the learning objectives; (c) discussion of the process by which the program was developed and implemented; and (d) discussion of implications for future practice and replication. They do not read like brochures or promotional material.  Information about awards may be included, nowever.

2. Opinion/Essay

LENGTH
500 words maximum (inclusive of references and all materials). Exceptions to this requirement must be discussed with co-editor.
100 word (total) bio of author of essay.


CONTENT
These submissions are original arguments or conceptual analyses that present little or no data or findings.

Instructions for All Connexions Newsletter Submissions

COVER LETTER
Include in your email message your reason for submission and your background and creditials. 

INFORMATION
Include name of all authors and their institutions, abstract, type of manuscript, and contact information

TYPE OF REVIEW
Editorial review 

FORMAT
American Psychological Association (6th Edition)

SPACING AND FONTS
Double-spaced, including references, block quotes, tables, and figures, consistently applied throughout the manuscript. Standard 12 point font throughout.

LANGUAGE
English writing free of prejudiced, biased, or disrespectful language.

VOICE
Active voice to the greatest extent possible. Research findings reported in past tense.

COPYRIGHT AGREEMENT
You must affirm that the content of the manuscript is not libelous, does not infringe on any copyrights or personal rights, has not been published elsewhere, or substantial parts of it have not been published elsewhere.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information regarding the JCC Connexions newsletter, please contact Pam Crosby, JCC coeditor at [email protected]