how to publish

2020 schedule:

  • February 25: Bio & Picture Due

  • March 5: Rough Draft & Abstract Due

  • March 17: Second Draft Due

  • March 26: Best Draft Due

  • March 30: Final Deadline for Bio & Picture

  • April 2: Final Deadline to submit final draft for Publication by Conference Day

  • May 1: Cut-Off Date for the 2020 Issue. Students must submit final draft by this date.  

step 1: 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. Group members are asked to each submit an individual biography.


Use these 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 500 x 500 px head-shot with their biographies. The journal can provide professional head-shots if necessary. Make sure the photo is well lit, taken from the shoulders-up, and features only one author. Group members are asked to submit individual photos.

step 2: submit 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 project for a general audience. Each article will fall under the category of either an academic article or a creative commentary. Academic articles 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, conclusion, references

  • Lab findings and data, methods used, results/findings, creative process, etc. 

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

Students are not expected to submit a perfect first draft including all our 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 a first round of edits based on the first draft about a week after the first submission. 

*The 2020 Issue will use the 6th edition of APA Style. 

step 3: submit second draft

Students will review the edits made by our editorial team and send a second draft back by the deadline. If this deadline is not possible for any reason, notify us in a timely manner. 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: submit final draft

Any students who receives 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 article 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. 

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