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Author Guidelines

The CEA Forum accepts the following kinds of submissions. We especially encourage submissions that take advantage of The CEA Forum’s online venue by including links, videos, and other multimedia components:

The Forum publishes articles between 4500 and 7500 words addressing pedagogical issues with a heavy research/theory focus. Where required, the article should be grounded in the current scholarship and be aware of current practices. Where required, the article should be specific about teaching strategies delineated, offering course information, details about syllabi, assignments, and methodology, for example.

A roundtable for the journal is like a roundtable for a conference. Roundtables contain a critical introduction and five or six short papers (under 2500 words) that all speak to some aspect of the same topic related to pedagogical issues in English and undergo peer review as a single collection of papers.

A column for the journal may address larger issues in higher education, take on a more lighthearted tone, and/or, in the case of a special research column, offer an extended and researched discussion of a single topic in English studies. Columns undergo peer review, and their length is flexible.

Book Reviews
The journal welcomes reviews of recent publications of interest to CEA members; contributors can suggest publications or write expressing interest in getting an assignment.

Blog Entries for The CEA Forum Annex (
The CEA Forum Annex is a supplementary website that works alongside The CEA Forum main site. It has at least one blog post from a guest blogger each month along with an actual interactive forum for discussing articles from The CEA Forum issues, the CEA conference, and important matters in English and higher education.

Additional requirements:

*All submissions must follow the latest edition of the MLA guidelines for documentation.

*All contributions should be submitted using the journal's online submission system.

*Contributors should include a 75-word note/bio (including such information as teaching position, research interests, and relevant publications), and indicate whether they would like an email address and/or website included.

*We welcome articles that include syllabi, assignments, and other supplementary materials.

*Upon acceptance, contributors will be asked to review their pages for any final proofreading or formatting issues before the issue goes live.

*We welcome book reviews; however, we prefer not to run a book review and an article by the same author in the same issue.

*The CEA Forum does not publish poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.

*Articles that appear to be unrevised conference papers are not acceptable.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Make sure you are submitting the correct version of the manuscript and that the manuscript uses MLA formatting from the most recent edition.
  2. Make sure you have removed any identifying information on the manuscript.
  3. Make sure to remember to complete the bio statement (75 to 100 words) and abstract sections during Step 3: Enter Metadata.
  4. Make sure to remember to add metadata and indexing information during Step 3: Enter Metadata.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).