Published annually, Teacher-Scholar is a fully interdisciplinary journal focused on any and all issues pertaining to State Comprehensive Universities. The journal intends to educate, enlighten, and entertain. Thus, we welcome submissions in the wide range of genres, including but not limited to the following:
- Articles offering original research, either qualitative or quantitative, on any facet of State Comprehensive Universities. Chapters from dissertations are welcome, as are conference papers, including papers previously published in proceedings.
- Articles focused on pedagogy. Such articles may offer suggestions for either on-line or on-campus teaching; however, submissions in this category should be specifically tied to the learning environments of State Comprehensive Universities.
- Personal reflection essays focused on life at State Comprehensive Universities. Such essays may include humor; however, contributors should avoid any content that may be considered libelous or otherwise inappropriate in a scholarly journal. Teacher-Scholar will publish personal reflection essays that advance our understanding of State Comprehensive Universities, not diatribes aimed at specific individuals, faculties, or administrations.
- Book reviews of monographs or essay collections focused on State Comprehensive Universities or predominately undergraduate institutions. Before writing a book review, contact the Editor-in-Chief to see whether the work in question is a) appropriate to the focus of Teacher-Scholar and b) still available for review.
- A total length (including notes and works cited) of no more than 10,000 words. Personal reflection essays (see below) are usually much shorter than pieces that present original research.
- In terms of documentation format, all submissions must follow the most recent edition of the APA style manual.
- All submissions should be double-spaced.
- Since Teacher-Scholar is a peer-reviewed journal, the name of the author or authors should not appear in the submission itself. Please include appropriate contact information for each author—email address, phone and fax numbers, mailing address, etc.—in the email, not in the attachment.
- A brief (no more than 150 words) biography of each author, indicating institutional affiliation, title, academic experience, and research interests.
- All submissions should be written in language understandable to academics in any discipline.
If the Editor-in-Chief feels that a submission is worthy of consideration, he will send it to at least two members of the Advisory Board. Once he receives feedback from the reader(s), he will notify the author of his decision and provide a report on the submission’s strengths and weaknesses. In most cases, pieces accepted for publication will require significant revisions that must be made by a specified date. If an author does not meet that date, his or her submission will be moved to a later issue of the journal.
The Editor-in-Chief will acknowledge all submissions as they come in and provide an estimate of the maximum time needed for review. Usually, the review process takes no more than three months. Authors with questions about the status of their submissions are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief at any time.