MAGIS: A Student Development Journal

Call for Submissions

We are soliciting research articles, scholarly reflections, and creative works for the 2017-2018 edition of MAGIS.

The priority deadline for submissions to the journal is Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:59 pm (PST). Please email all submissions to

Theme: Ignite

Our theme this year is Ignite. Given the systemic and political nature of higher education, we implore the community to identify how their work ignites calls to action and supports all students. As educators, we are passionately devoted to our craft and ignite change and critical thought at every turn. How do different voices impact the higher education landscape? How do we ignite passions within our colleagues? Our students? Ourselves? Which voices will you uplift and magnify? This year’s volume will reflect on how experiences and theory have ignited our practice and uplifted our voices.

MAGIS Volumes

Volume 11 (2016-2017)
Volume 10 (2015-2016)
Volume 9 (2014-2015)
Volume 8
Volume 7 (2012-2013)
Volume 6 (2011-2012)
Volume 5 (2010-2011)
Volume 4 (2009-2010)
Volume 3 (2008-2009)
Volume 2 (2007-2008)
Volume 1 (2006-2007)

Submission Types

All submission types will be accepted. Research articles and scholarly reflections will be reviewed on the criteria below. Creative submissions such as photography, art, poetry, etc. will reviewed by the co-editors-in-chief; please contact us directly for more details.

Submissions Guidelines

  • Content of the submission is encouraged to connect to this year’s theme of Ignite. See more information above
  • Scholarly submissions should be thought-provoking with well-organized, developed ideas, and include an abstract
  • Submissions must be applicable to student affairs or higher education
  • The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition) should be followed when applicable in regards to citation, reference styles, and general guidelines
  • Submissions are encouraged to be no longer than 15 double-spaced pages, shorter articles are accepted and encouraged
  • Double-space all material, including references and quotations; margins should be set at one inch on all sides
  • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of all references, quotations, figures, etc.

The MAGIS Editorial Board will be responsible for all publication and editorial decisions.

Submissions Process

Step 1: Manuscripts submitted for consideration will be read by the review board and given a categorization of “Accepted with Minimal Revisions,” “Accepted with Major Revisions,” or “Not Accepted”. Creative works will be reviewed by the co-editors-in-chief and feedback will be given directly with next steps.

Step 2: Manuscripts will then be turned over to our editorial board for blind peer review.

Step 3: Manuscripts will be returned to the original author, who will decide to accept or reject edits.

Step 4: Manuscripts are returned to co-editors-in-chief for final review.

MAGIS Editorial Board 2017-18

This year’s editorial board is currently being selected.
Please contact for more information.

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