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 publication of community matters related to literature, language arts, and literacy in our online journal. The community is broadly defined to include students, parents, artists, writers, policy makers, or community activists. The strand invites submissions in diverse forms (e.g., feature articles, fact-sheets, newsletters, letters to the editor, essays, reports). We will reach the community through word of mouth, Ubiquity, and local and national media. All submissions should be sent to the Community News Strand Editor at CommunityUbiquity@gmail.com through our Manuscript Submission Portal. All sumissions will be reviewed by the Community News Strand Editor, and at times, by selected consultants. In general, submission to the Community News Strand is not considered a traditonal review process. 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. Formatting for all manuscripts should adhere to the General Submission Guidelines.
All articles submitted should be well written, comprehensive, well-researched, and neutral. Length: 10 double-spaced pages with references.
A fact sheet 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.
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.
To submit, go to this portal: Open Journal System (OJS).