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

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.



Topic Editor
Clinical/Medical Brian Sevier, University of Florida
Compliance Kairi Williams, University of California-Berkeley
Contracting  Anthony Beckman, University of Rochester
Departmental Research Administration

Kay Gilstrap, Georgia State University

Gavyn Clasemann-Ryan, Stanford University

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Laneika Musalini, Tri-County Technical College
Financial Research Administration Susan Zipkin,  University of New Hampshire
Global - Asia Pacific

Savita Ayyar, Jaquaranda Tree (India)

Bella Blaher, University of Melbourne (Australia)

Global - Europe

Stefania Grotti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Stefania Suevo, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Global - Middle East Nada Messaikeh, New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Global - US Jill Mortali, Dartmouth College
Metrics & Systems Lisa Stroud, University of Florida
Pre-Award Katherine Kissman, Texas A&M University
Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)

Bruxanne El-Kammash, University of Chicago

Linnea Minnema, Samford University

Self Care for the Research Administrator Jennifer Shambrook, University of Central Florida
Senior Administrator

Carpantato (Tanta) Myles, University of Alabama

Lisa Nichols, University of Pennsylvania

Spotlight on Research Derek Brown, Washington State University 


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


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 link 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 300kb 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.

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 dsmith@uthsc.edu.


January/February 2022 - Theme: Innovative Tools
Articles to Contributing Editors:
November 8, 2021
Articles to Co-Editors:
November 11, 2021
November 17, 2021
March/April 2022 - Theme: Mission Focused
Articles to Contributing Editors:
January 18, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
January 21, 2022
January 26, 2022
May/June 2022 - Theme: Crack the Code (AM64 theme)
Articles to Contributing Editors:
March 11, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
March 16, 2022
March 21, 2022
August 2022 - Theme: Ethics & Regulations through the Ages
Articles to Contributing Editors:
May 27, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
June 1, 2022
June 6, 2022
October/November 2022 - Theme: Greening Research Administration
Articles to Contributing Editors:
August 19, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
August 24, 2022
August 29, 2022
December 2022 - Theme: Gifts that Keep Giving
Articles to Contributing Editors:
October 7, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
October 12, 2022
October 17, 2022
January/February 2023 - Theme: Boundless Collaboration
Articles to Contributing Editors:
November 7, 2022
Articles to Co-Editors:
November 10, 2022
November 16, 2022
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.