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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor has it been submitted for review by another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). For art/open media genres, submissions should be in .jpeg or audio/video format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Follow APA 7th Edition guidelines to include DOIs where appropriate.

Author Guidelines

Palimpsest is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal that accepts submissions from all academic affairs, student affairs, and student success professionals employed and undergraduate/graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder. Palimpsest is published in digital editions. Submissions are not limited in number of genre; we encourage you to submit a variety of work. 

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

  • When you register:  For "Affiliation" you can list University of Colorado Boulder and/or a research lab with which you are affiliated.
  • Please Log in to submit additional work after you register

Make sure to review the submission guidelines before submitting.

We accept submissions in each of the following categories:

- Academic/Scholarly Articles
- Art
(images submitted must be at least 300 DPI)
- Book/Chapter Reviews
- Op-ed
- Open Media (includes:  digital art, music or audio, video, dance, documentaries, film, musical or theatrical or dance performances, set design, advertising, and art produced through other means)
- Poetry

If you have a submission idea that does not fall into one of the above categories, feel free to reach out to
When you go to submit your work, you will be prompted with an "Abstract" box. In that space, please include media type, dimensions (height x width x depth in inches) of the artwork, an Artist's Statement, and note if your work is part of a series.

Important Citation Information: 
  • APA format
    • In APA format (7th edition), include the DOI for all works that have one. It goes at the end of your reference--no period at the end. Write the DOI as a hyperlink starting with
      • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range.
    • If your article has no DOI whatsoever, which may happen with older articles, simply omit this from the citation:
      • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range.
    • If your article includes both a DOI and a URL, include only the DOI.
See these and other examples in the Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide.

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