MAGIS: A Student Development Journal

The theme for the 11th edition of MAGIS: A Student Development Journal is Transitions. The peer-reviewed academic journal for the Student Development Administration (SDA) program at Seattle University is transitioning  into its second decade, and we call our community to contemplate transition and change. As educators, we experience and witness transitions each academic year as individuals, at our institution, and on a national scope. What transitions have affected your growth and development, pathways, and/or calling? How do you make meaning of your transitions and experiences? What impact has this created for yourself, others, and your communities? What trends and transitions have you observed in the larger context of higher education? Reflect on how theory has informed practice.

MAGIS editions

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)

To submit an article for the next edition or to volunteer to be on the editorial board, contact the co-editors-in-chief on the Executive Team.

Call for Submissions

In keeping with previous editions of MAGIS, we are soliciting both research articles and scholarly reflections for publication in the upcoming edition.

Submissions are reviewed on the following criteria:

  • Submissions should be thought-provoking with well-organized, developed ideas and include an abstract.
  • Manuscripts must be applicable to student affairs or higher education.
  • The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition) should be followed in regards to citation and reference styles and general guidelines.
  • Submissions should be no longer than 12 double-spaced pages. Shorter articles are accepted and encouraged.
  • Double-space all material, including references, quotations, etc. 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.

The priority deadline for submissions to the journal will be in early January, 2017. Please email all submissions to

Submissions Process

Step 1: Once you have submitted a manuscript for consideration to the journal, the submission will be read by the review board and given a categorization of “Accepted with Minimal Revisions,” “Accepted with Major Revisions,” or “Not Accepted.”

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

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

Step 4: The manuscript is returned to co-editors-in-chief for final review.

MAGIS Editorial Board ’16-17

Kelli Adams
Ashley Baird
Rachel Fielding
Amanda Gadian
Missy Gill
Maileny Guillen
Eli Heller
De’Andre Jones
Callie Moothart
Heather Mueller
Jalen Smith
Danielle Spangle
Mellanie Rhae Tanada
Quynh Tran
Andrea Vargas
Avery Whittington

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