NCURA Magazine Submissions

The National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) welcomes original submissions for consideration pertaining to any aspect of research administration.  The core categories for contribution are listed below. 

For submission consideration to any of these sections, authors are invited to email the appropriate contributing editor with their suggested article topic for consideration.

NCURA strives for diversity of authors and may limit the number of times an individual author is published. In such an instance this will be at the discretion of the editorial team.


CLINICAL/MEDICAL: Mary Veazie, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Ctr

COMPLIANCE: Mary Schmiedel, Georgetown University


ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: Ron Splittgerber, Colorado State University 

FINANCIAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: Bonniejean Zitske, University of Wisconsin - Madison

GLOBAL - Europe: Laura Plant Fuentes, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

GLOBAL - Asia Pacific: Tadashi Sugihara, Kyoto University

GLOBAL - Middle East: Fadia HomeidanAmerican University of Beirut

GLOBAL - US: Janet Simons, University of Maryland Baltimore

PRE-AWARD: Laura Letbetter, Georgia Institute of Technology

PREDOMINANTLY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS: Julie Guggino, Western Washington University

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR: Susan Wyatt Sedwick, Attain, LLC

For submissions falling outside of these general categories, authors are invited to email their article topics (outline) to Senior Editor Patricia Hawk

For full contact information for the contributing or co-editors, please go to the Editors page


Instructions for Submissions:

All submissions should be in standard APA style.  Details of this style, its citation format, etc. can be found at:

For references, endnotes are preferred as NCURA Magazine avoids the use of footnotes.  The APA style has the author’s name and date in parentheses within the text, then an alpha listing of all references at the end of the paper.  Please refer to the APA Publication Manual or the links above for specifics.

Submission Packet

Articles should be between 600 and 1,300 words, approximately. All submissions should include with submission a business-style photo of the author, preferably in passport style. Photo files should be 500kb or larger.  At the end of the article, please include a brief professional biography of the author(s), two or three sentences long and not more than 40 words, plus contact information. An example of a biography follows.

Bio example:

Deborah L. Smith, Ed.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, is a graduate of NCURA's Leadership Development Institute and The University of Tennessee Leadership Institute. Debbie's responsibilities at UTHSC include policy development and implementation, pre-award activities, and post-award non-financial activities. She can be reached at 

Submission Deadlines

January/February 2017 - Theme: New Year's Resolutions
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: November 15, 2016
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: November 21, 2016
Submission of Advertisements: November 21, 2016

March/April 2017 - Theme: The Ethics of Research Administration
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: January 20, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: January 25, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: January 25, 2017

May/June 2017 - Theme: Exploring the Possibilities…Navigating into the Future
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: March 10, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: March 15, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: March 15, 2017

August 2017 - Theme: The Magic of Metrics
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: June 2, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: June 7, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: June 7, 2017

“Green” October/November 2017 - Theme: The Art & Science of Communication
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: August 18, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: August 23, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: August 23, 2017

December 2017 - Theme: Supporting Innovation
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: October 6, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: October 11, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: October 11, 2017

Expectations for Possible Follow-Up 
We encourage all of our authors to be available for content follow-up opportunities associated with the article submitted.  These may include live blogs, YouTube videos, NCURA Collaborate discussions, etc.