Submission Guidelines

Submit manuscripts using this form according to the following guidelines:

  • Times New Roman font, size 12, double-spaced, 1-inch margins on all the sides, and left justification.
  • Include a cover/title page with the authors names listed as “Blinded”.
  • Include an abstract.
  • The entire manuscript should not exceed 30 pages (approximately 7,000 words), including cover page and reference list.
  • Manuscripts should follow the style of the Seventh Edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

If you have questions or concerns about about the submission guidelines, please contact the Editors.

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Review Process

'Research and Scholarship in Student Affairs' and 'Research and Scholarship for HE/SA Professional Preparation' articles are double-blind peer-reviewed. 'Research and Scholarship from Emerging Scholars’ are reviewed by a GJCSA editor and a double-blind peer reviewer. 'Book, Media, and Technology Reviews' will be reviewed by the GJCSA editorial board. Authors will receive reviewer feedback through the editor(s) as soon as possible. We ask that all authors thoroughly copyedit and proofread any materials they submit, and we will return the material without further editing until this has been accomplished. The editors, in consultation with peer reviewers, will supervise all changes necessary for publication. All acceptances are conditional upon completing all necessary changes by the editor(s). All decisions by the reviewers are final. The Editors will resolve conflicts between reviewers, authors, and/or other parties. If you have questions or concerns about the review process, please contact the Editors.

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Open Access Policy

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

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All papers published in Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors retain all copyrights without restrictions, and agree to the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license for their work as a condition of publication.

End users' rights under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license are outlined here. For all other purposes, permission must be obtained from the author.

Copyright and licensing terms for Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs are registered with Sherpa Romeo.

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Plagiarism Policy

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs may use Similarity Check, a multi-publisher initiative, to selectively screen article submissions for originality. Similarity Check uses the iThenticate software, which checks submissions against millions of published research papers (the Similarity Check database), documents on the web, and other relevant sources. These submitted papers are not retained in the Similarity Check system after they have been checked. Read more at Crossref's Similarity Check & Researchers page.

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Charges & Fees

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs levies no submission charges, or charges or fees for publication of accepted articles.

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Digital Archiving

Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs is preserved using CLOCKSS, a leading preservation archive that guarantees persistent access to journal content for the very long term. Articles also receive Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) through Crossref to ensure they can always be found.

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