CUMR Information for Readers and Authors
The College & University Media Review is the professional journal of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) and includes articles that focus on media and technology, related research, instructional development, and management and supervision, as related to the operation of instructional support service units in higher education. If in doubt about the relevance of subject matter for a proposed contribution, contact the editor. Interviews with leaders in the field or persons involved in interesting, related practice may be submitted, as well as annotated bibliographies and case studies.
Persons interested in reviewing books, media, equipment, or software should refer to the Reviews guidelines: Books, media, equipment, and software.
Manuscripts submitted and requests for information should be sent to the following address:
Mary S. Laskowski
Name(s), title(s), address(es), phone and FAX numbers, Internet address(es), and affiliation(s) of all authors should appear on a separate cover page.
Manuscripts submitted will not be returned unless special arrangements are made in advance with the editor.
A descriptive abstract of 100-150 words, double spaced, should be included on a separate page.
Review and editing process
All solicited and unsolicited contributions submitted for publication will be peer reviewed by members of the editorial staff. All submissions to the College & University Media Review will be acknowledged immediately. It is anticipated that author(s) will be advised of the editorial board's decision within three months after receipt of the contribution. The editorial staff will recommend one of the following:
(1) Accept with no (or minor) revisions
(2) Accept conditionally with specified revisions
The editor reserves the right to edit all contributions and will only contact authors for clarification, as needed.
The final decision as to whether a contribution will be published lies with the editor and editor-in-chief.
If the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) will be expected to provide the following:
Each contribution, edited in its final form, should be submitted to the editor either as an attachment to an e-mail message (send to firstname.lastname@example.org) or on disk (PC or Macintosh). Most common word processing software can be accepted; MS Word for Windows is preferred. One hard copy version of the manuscript must be sent to the editor by FAX or mail may be required so that the author(s)' intended formatting can be determined. Authors should keep document formatting to an absolute minimum. Do not use headers or footers, page numbers, indents other than tabs, or line spacing other than single or double spacing. The preferred format for graphics files is TIFF. GIF, JPEG, and PICT files are not acceptable. Disks should be clearly labeled with author name(s), file name(s), software used, and date.
A signed release form must be received by the editor before a contribution can be published. The form authorizes CCUMC to publish the contribution, specifies whether copyright is retained by the author(s) or assigned to CCUMC, and certifies that the contribution has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Each author will receive three complimentary copies of the issue in which her or his contribution appears.
The College & University Media Review is copyrighted by the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. Articles and reviews for which copyright is not retained by the author(s) or another identified copyright holder may be reproduced for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided full credit acknowledgment and a copyright notice appear on each reproduction. Permission for other reproductions not clearly permitted by the copyright law should be requested by letter or electronic mail from the editor.