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Community News Author’s Guidelines

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Community News

The Community News Strand in Ubiquity was created to promote stronger relational ties between the community at large, and members of the university. This goal will be achieved through the publishing of community matters related to literature, language arts, and literacy in our online journal. The community is broadly defined to students, parents, artists, writers, policy makers, or community activists. The strand invites submissions in diverse forms (e.g., feature articles, fact-sheets, newsletters, and letters to the editor, essays, reports). We will reach the community through Word of mouth, Ubiquity, and local and national media.

Entries will be reviewed by the editor for clarity, relevance, and mechanical correctness. We will not publish commercial advertisements and entries will not be returned. For descriptions and details about submissions to Community News, see below.

Featured articles

All articles submitted should be well written, comprehensive, well-researched, and neutral. Length: 10 double-spaced pages with references.

Fact sheet

A fact sheet or is a presentation of data in a format which emphasizes key points concisely. The layout is simple and often standardized, e.g. using a table, bullet points and/or headings, and is usually on a single printed page. Fact sheets submitted should match the goals and vision of our journal and be relevant to the population the journal serves.  Length: 1-2 double-spaced pages with references.


A newsletter is a regularly distributed publication generally about one main topic that is of interest to subscribers. Newsletter links should match the goals and vision of our journal and be relevant to the population the journal serves. Length: 3-4 double-spaced pages with references.

Letters to the editor

Letter to the Editor is a letter sent to a publication about issues of concern from its readers. In academic publishing, letters to the editor of an academic journal are usually an open post publication review of a paper, often critical of some aspect of the original paper. The authors of the original paper sometimes respond to these with a letter of their own. Be sure to give the context and background to your submission.  Length: 2-4 double-spaced pages with references and links.


An essay is a piece of writing which is often written from an author’s personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Length: 7 double-spaced pages with references.


A report or account is any informational work (usually of writing, speech, television, or film) made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form. Length: 7 double-spaced pages with references.

For specific information regarding acceptable formats for visual, audio, and video material, see General Submission Guidelines and Review Policy

To submit, go to this portal: Open Journal System (OJS)

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