The Teaching Professor welcomes submissions on a variety of teaching and learning topics. These can take a diversity of forms: pragmatic, advice-driven articles; opinion pieces; thoughtful personal narratives; essays that explore controversial issues or raise questions about current practices; responses to articles we’ve recently published; book reviews; reading lists; or teaching tools (e.g., checklists, rubrics, and surveys).
We encourage you to write for The Teaching Professor even if you aren’t a widely published author. Many submissions come from first-time authors. Unlike other publishers, we’re interested in the techniques, strategies, approaches, and assignments that you’ve developed and that help your students learn. We are proud of our long history of being a place where teachers can and do learn from and with each other.
Currently, we accept about one in four submissions. Following these guidelines will improve your chances of acceptance:
While The Teaching Professor doesn’t have strict formatting guidelines, we ask that you use author-date citations and references for any sources—preferably following APA 7 or The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.). If your article includes figures, please provide alt text for these.
Once you’ve written your article, please upload it as a Word doc (not a PDF) through our submission portal below. We do not review submissions under consideration elsewhere. The review process usually takes six to eight weeks.
If you have questions about submissions or submission status, please write to The Teaching Professor’s managing editor, Jon Crylen (firstname.lastname@example.org).