Fall 2012 MSS & Book Review Procedures
The Montana Professor depends upon its readers for contributions of publishable materials. The following information will help our readers understand what materials we hope to garner.
Guidelines for Manuscripts
- Critical Issues in Higher Education is a forum for substantive contributions dealing with matters of importance and interest to the professoriate. Our usual approach will be to directly recruit submissions for this feature. We need suggestions from the readership for what topics would be especially relevant. If you have an idea and/or a suggested author, please let the editor know by email (the preferred mode of communication for everything: <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
- In every issue, we will feature Current Research being conducted by faculty in the university system—research with a Montana connection and presented in a register that will be accessible to the entire readership. If you would like to contribute to this feature, or if you are aware of something exciting and interesting that others are doing, please contact the editor.
- Focus on Teaching is a venue for showcasing innovative pedagogies or effective instructional methodologies—especially those that represent thinking outside the proverbial box. If you have an idea, prepare a very short abstract (50-100 words) and send it to the editor. We will use the same proposal process for New Programs, which features exciting new things happening on our campuses.
- Please send suggestions for potential subjects of the MP Interview and ideas for Perspectives, which offers alternative viewpoints on matters of interest and/or concern to the Montana professoriate.
- The editor and book review editor, respectively, will directly recruit the Tribal College Report and all Book Reviews.
- Reader Response is your opportunity to engage in the conversation started by an article or discussion in the journal. This can be in the form of an affirmation, riposte, or extension—somewhere between 100 and 200 words.
- We will do our best to keep track of Recent Hires in the MUS system and Notable New Books by faculty, and well as names to list In Memoriam, but we ask for this information from the readership as well—in an attempt to not miss anything.
For the time being, we will operate under the above guidelnes rather than fielding unsolicited submissions of complete articles. As the new format of the journal settles into place, submission guidelines are likely to change. Stay tuned!
Send email to the editor at <email@example.com>.
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