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 Center

COMPLIANCE: Mary Schmiedel, Georgetown University


ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: Lori Ann Schultz, University of Arizona

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

GLOBAL - Europe: Ellen Thompson, LEES Chartered Certified Accountants (England)

GLOBAL - Asia Pacific: Tadashi Sugihara, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

GLOBAL - Middle East: Fadia HomeidanAmerican University of Beirut

GLOBAL - US: Gai Doran, Yale University

PRE-AWARD: Laura Letbetter, Georgia State University

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 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.

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 dsmith@uthsc.edu. 

Submission Deadlines

January/February 2018 - Theme: Bold Moves
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: November 20, 2017
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: November 27, 2017
Submission of Advertisements: November 27, 2017

March/April 2018 - Theme: Going for Gold
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: January 19, 2018
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: January 24, 2018
Submission of Advertisements: January 24, 2018

May/June 2018 - Theme: Demonstrating Resilience and Advancing the Profession (AM60 theme)
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: March 9, 2018
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: March 14, 2018
Submission of Advertisements: March 14, 2018

August 2018 - Theme: How Far We've Come...We've Just Begun
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: June 1, 2018
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: June 6, 2018
Submission of Advertisements: June 6, 2018

“Green” October/November 2018 - Theme: The Art  of Anticipation
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: August 17, 2018
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: August 22, 2018
Submission of Advertisements: August 22, 2018

December 2018 - Theme: Weathering the Storm
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: October 5, 2018
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: October 10, 2018
Submission of Advertisements: October 10, 2018 

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.




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