How to Publish


 

Step 1: Decide which type of article is right for you:
Your article will either be an academic article or a creative commentary. Academic articles are written for research-based projects, while creative commentaries are written for visual, performance, or otherwise creative presentations. Decide which type of article is right for you, and make sure it meets these requirements:

Academic Articles:

  • 2-3 pages (excluding references), single spaced

  • Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1-inch margins

  • Includes a title, abstract, introduction, body, conclusion, and references.

  • Includes lab findings and data, methods used, and results/findings if applicable

  • Can be written focused on results or on the process itself

  • Has references and in-text citations in APA Style

  • Please see the example of the academic article

  • Creative Commentaries:

  • 1-2 pages, single spaced

  • Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1-inch margins

  • Includes a title, abstract*, introduction, body, conclusion, and references if necessary

  • includes pictures of artwork or other creative pieces that are the subject of the article if possible

  • Can be written about the piece or the process to produce the piece

Please see the example of the creative commentary

Step 2: Write your biography summary
Every project will be accompanied by an author biography. The biography should be 100-250 words in length. Please include basic background information such as your year in school and major. Writers can use these questions as a guide:

  • What drove you to begin this project?

  • Were you passionate about a particular aspect of it?

  • What did you set out to achieve by participating?

  • Did you meet your goals?

  • What are your intentions or the future?

  • Will you use the skills/content that you acquired while completing this project on subsequent endeavors?

Step 3: Include your professional photo

Step 4: Email your first draft, biography, and photograph to the editorial journal team madeinmujournal@millersville.edu

Questions? Please visit the Journal site for further information.