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Manuscript Submission Guidelines


Academe explores a wide range of topics in higher education. Our readership includes faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students from many different disciplines as well as academic leaders, policy makers, and media professionals involved in higher education issues and policy. Academe seeks to publish compellingly written, rigorous, salient, and original articles on the critical issues facing higher education.

Academe is not currently accepting any unsolicited article submissions. Consideration of article proposals and submissions will resume in November 2022. For information about submitting to the AAUP's other publications, please visit Academe Blog and the Journal of Academic Freedom.


Submission of an invited article, column, or book review does not guarantee its acceptance; Academe is under no requirement to accept any submission. Accepted articles may be published in print or as online-only features. Decisions about the placement of articles will be made by the editors. All authors will be expected to sign a standard copyright transfer form prior to publication.

Submissions should not include defamatory statements or raise other significant legal concerns. Promotion or criticism of candidates running for office in local, state, or national AAUP elections is not allowed in the magazine; neither is misrepresentation of AAUP policy. Academe generally does not publish articles primarily devoted to specific ongoing disputes involving individuals and their colleges or universities, except in cases of national significance; articles that are primarily focused on another national higher education group or union; articles primarily devoted to specific ongoing disputes involving individuals and AAUP entities including chapters, conferences, or affiliates; or articles that have been previously published elsewhere.

Length: We publish articles of a variety of lengths, from 500 to up to 4,000 words.

Review Process: Reviewers may include the managing editor, members of the editorial advisory board, and the associate editors. Academe is not a peer-reviewed publication.

Editing: Accepted submissions are edited by the managing editor and other editorial staff.

Style: Academe follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition.

Biographical Statement: Include a one- or two-sentence biographical statement and indicate whether you would like your email address published.

Notes: Academe articles generally do not include endnotes or footnotes. If and when possible, identify cited works in the text of the article. Links to sources can also be embedded in the online versions of articles. Avoid bibliographies and lengthy parenthetical references.

Contact Information: Please provide home and office addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses with your submission. It is important for Academe to have these details in one place so that authors can be contacted in a timely manner. For further information, write to .