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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.
NOTE: 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: Scott Davis, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
COMPLIANCE: Carpantato (Tanta) Myles, University of Alabama
DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: Kay Gilstrap, Georgia State University
ELECTRONIC RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: Kim Griffin, Northwestern University
FINANCIAL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION: David Schultz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
GLOBAL - Europe: Ellen Thompson, LEES Chartered Certified Accountants (England)
GLOBAL - Asia Pacific: Shaofeng Fan, Peking University
GLOBAL - Middle East: Raed Habayeb, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
GLOBAL - US: Robin Riglin, Pennsylvania State University
PRE-AWARD: Jill Mortali, Dartmouth College
PREDOMINANTLY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS: Martin Williams, William Patterson University
SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH: David Smelser, University of Tennessee
For submissions falling outside of these general categories, authors are invited to email their article topics (outline) to Senior Editor Toni Shaklee
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January/February 2020 - Theme: Now What?
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: November 18, 2019
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: November 22, 2019
Submission of Advertisements: November 22, 2019
March/April 2020 - Theme: Integrating Ingenuity
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: January 17, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: January 22, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: January 22, 2020
May/June 2020 - Theme: The Power of You
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: March 6, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: March 11, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: March 11, 2020
August 2020 - Theme: Under the Hood of Research Administration
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: May 29, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: June 3, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: June 3, 2020
October/November 2020 - Theme: Empowerment through Diversity and Inclusion
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: August 21, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: August 26, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: August 26, 2020
December 2020 - Theme: Hindsight
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: October 2, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: October 7, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: October 7, 2020
January/February 2021 - Theme: Changes
Submission of Articles to Contributing Editors: November 9, 2020
Submission of Articles to Co-Editors: November 12, 2020
Submission of Advertisements: November 12, 2020
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.