The Vermont Connection publishes
articles dealing with student development, professional development,
administrative concerns, and creative programs to improve student
services. Manuscripts should focus on: original research; replication
of research; reviews of research/literature; essays on theoretical,
organizational or professional issues; reviews of current literature
relevant to the field; or practical reports of experiences from the
Manuscripts must be clear, concise, and
interesting with a well-organized development of ideas. The Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009)
should be followed for reference style and general guidelines.
- Double space all material, including
references, quotations, tables and figures. Leave extra space above and
below sub-headings and use margins of one inch all around each page.
- Because manuscripts are processed through an
anonymous review system, they should contain no clues to the author's
identity or institutional affiliation (with the exception of a separate
title page as outlined in the Publication Manual of the American
Psychological Association, Sixth Edition). Where appropriate,
institutional identification will be inserted after acceptance of the
- Research manuscripts should total no more
than twelve (12) double-spaced, typewritten pages (approximately 2,500
words) including references, figures, and tables. Shorter articles are
accepted and encouraged.
- Original research (literary, qualitative, or
quantitative) is encouraged. All such work should be applicable to the
student affairs profession.
- Field reports should not exceed three (3)
pages (approximately 600 words in length). They should briefly report
on or describe new practices, programs, or techniques. Authors should
supply additional background information for interested parties who may
- Dialogues/Interviews should follow the
manuscript guidelines outlined in the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. They should take
the form of verbatim exchange, oral, or written, between two or more
- Authors are responsible for the accuracy of
all references, quotations, tables, and figures. Authors should make
every effort to ensure that such items are complete and correct.
- Form and content of manuscripts should
comply with the above style guidelines and the general guidelines of
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
Sixth Edition. Manuscripts that do not conform to these
guidelines cannot be considered.
- Never submit manuscripts that have been
previously published or are currently under consideration for
- It is imperative for authors to adhere to
all dates outlined in the Call for Articles. See calendar of events.
- Material should be submitted electronically only.
The Vermont Connection Executive Board will be
responsible for all publication and editorial decisions.