how to publish

2020 schedule:

  • February 15 –  Made in Millersville Conference application closes

  • February 25 – Writer's Agreement Form, Bio & Picture Due

  • March 4 – Rough Draft & Abstract Due

  • March 21 – Second Draft Due

  • April 3 – Best Draft Due

  • April 8 – Final Deadline to submit all pieces for article publication by Conference Day

  • April 13 – Made in Millersville Conference and Publication of the 2021 Issue  

step 1: Submit Writer's Agreement, bio & photo

Every project will be accompanied by an author biography that is about 100-250 words in length. Please include basic background information such as class standing and major. Groups of four members or less are asked to each submit an individual biography, while groups of five or more members are asked to provide a group biography. 

 

Use these suggested questions as a guide: 

  • What drove you to begin this project?  

  • Were you passionate about a particular aspect of your project?

  • What did you set out to achieve by participating? 

  • What are your plans after you graduate?

  • Will you use the skills/content that you acquired while completing this project in the future?

Authors will submit a 1000 x 1000 px head-shot with their biographies. If you are unclear about the size of your image and the process of resizing, check out the FAQ page and the question entitled "How do I resize my headshot?"

 

Groups with four people or less are asked to send individual bios and individual photos, but groups with five people and up are asked to send a group bio and individual photos.

step 2: Send first draft

The Made in Millersville Journal does not publish full research papers or creative works, but rather articles that summarize the main points of the Made in Millersville conference presentation for a general audience. Each article will fall under the category of either a research summary or a creative commentary. These summaries are written for research-based projects, whereas creative commentaries are written for visual, performative, or creative presentations. ​

what are we looking for?

  • 2-3 pages excluding references, double spaced 

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

  • Word document (NOT .pages, PDF, etc.)

  • Title, abstract, introduction, body (lab findings and data, methods used, results/findings, creative process, etc.), conclusion, references

  • APA Style (check out our example submission) for references and in-text citations*​

Students are not expected to submit a perfect first draft including all criteria on the first try. We have an editorial team to provide a personalized publishing process for each individual author.

Our editorial team will send authors the first round of edits based on the first draft no later than a week after the first submission. 

*The 2021 Issue will use the 7th edition of APA Style.

step 3: submit second draft

Students will review the edits made by our editorial team and submit a second draft by the deadline. If this deadline is not possible for any reason, students need to notify the team in a timely manner at madeinmujournal@millersville.edu. Our editorial team is here to help all student authors through the publishing process. 

After submitting the second draft, students will either receive another round of edits or a message confirming their article is ready to be published.

step 4: Review Edits &submit final draft

Any students who receive another round of edits will submit their "Best Draft" by the deadline listed above. If this deadline is not possible for any reason, email our team in a timely manner. When a student's draft is ready to be published, our team will send each author a confirmation notice with a final proof of the official formatting.

While we are understanding of student workloads and tight deadlines, our team must set a final deadline for publishing in the current issue. If students would like to be published in the journal by Conference Day, they must meet the corresponding deadline. We will continue to publish articles after the Conference date, but not articles submitted after the cut-off date listed above. 

step 5: share your hard work

We encourage students to share their articles with friends, family, coworkers, and employers. We are so proud of our student authors, we'll definitely feature a few on our website and social media.