Publish with the

Made in Millersville Journal in three easy steps

01/

Your Biography

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? 

  • What are your intentions or the future?  

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

Your biography should be sent on separate documents from your article. If you are working in a group, then each group member should have a separate biography. 

02/

Your Author Photo

Each biography will be accompanied by a picture of the writer. As the final work will be published online, the picture should be professional (business casual dress) and have only the author in the frame. Writers are encouraged to submit a 500x500px photo to their editor. However, an arrangement can also be made to have a photo taken during the months leading up to the conference. If you are working in a group, then each group member should have their own photo.

Your biography and photo should be sent on separate documents from your article. If you are working in a group, then a group photo is necessary.

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Writing your article

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, performative, or otherwise creative presentations. Decide which type of article is right for you, and make sure it meets these requirements:

Academic Articles:

  • Should be 2-3 pages (excluding references), double spaced 

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

  • Include a title, abstract*, introduction, body, conclusion, and references.

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

  • Can be focused on results or on the process itself

  • Should have references and in-text citations in APA Style

Creative Commentaries:

  • Should be 1-2 pages, double spaced

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

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

  • Should include 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

  • Should have references and in-text citations in APA Style if outside sources are utilized

Please see the example article linked below for examples of this format.

*An abstract is a summary of the project. The purpose of the abstract is to inform and give readers a general overview, so they can decide if the article is relevant to them or not. Abstracts should be 300-500 words and included at the beginning of the article.

Finished?

Send it in!

Please email your first draft, biography, and photograph to madeinmujournal@millersville.edu. If you are working in a group, then one group member can send over all of the materials. Your first draft will not be considered until each of these elements have been submitted.

IMPORTANT: If you want your article to be published by the day of the Made in Millersville conference, you must email the team by March 20th,  (and the earlier, the better). If you want to be published after the conference, then you can email the team any time during the Spring 2019 semester.

After you have submitted your first draft, one of our editors will have it back to you within a week of when it was received. It is expected that you will send your second draft to us a week after the editor sends back your first draft with comments. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please reach out to us via email and we will work with you to come up with a different deadline. 

Schedule at a glance:

When can you expect to hear from us?

Example schedule

Week 1: Send in first draft with author photo(s) and bio(s)

Week 2: First draft is returned with edits

Week 3: Send in second draft

Week 4: Second draft is returned with edits OR ready to be published on our website

Need some help?

Check out these other important resources:

Purdue Owl - for help with APA Style citations

The Made in Millersville Journal Guide to APA Style


The Writing Center - The Writing Center is conveniently located in the McNairy library. Tutors are available to help with citations and any other writing questions.

Frequently Asked Questions - Check out our FAQ page for even more information about publishing with us.


Article template (PDF) (Word Document) - Use this template as an example of how your article should be laid out.


2018 Issue - Check out articles that were published in the previous issue.

To download these guidelines as a PDF, click here.

Copyright: The Made in Millersville Journal operates under a Creative Commons license, meaning that all authors retain the rights to their own work.