Liberal Education: Article Proposal Guidelines

Liberal Education welcomes proposals for articles on any topic related to undergraduate liberal education. The journal’s readership includes college and university administrators, faculty members, academic professionals, and graduate students, as well as foundation officers, policymakers, and media professionals involved in higher education issues. The total distribution of each issue is approximately 9,000 copies. Articles are generally between 1,500 and 3,500 words and follow the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).

Proposals should be one to two paragraphs and offer a brief summary of the article, noting its main point and examples that would be used to support it. Please describe the big takeaway for Liberal Education readers and what experience, expertise, or background makes you a good writer for the topic. Send proposals to the academic editor and editor of Liberal Education, Christen Aragoni, at Please allow eight to twelve weeks for a response.

Assignment of Copyright: Authors are asked to sign a copyright assignment form that transfers copyright of published works to AAC&U. This assignment allows AAC&U to fully copyright journal contents and grant reproduction permissions requests.