Occasional Paper Series

Submission Guidelines

  • Overview

    We publish papers between 4,000 and 6,000 words. We are interested in manuscripts both by widely known members of the field and by first-time authors. Issues are themed. For our current call, please choose the link to Call for Papers in the left sidebar. To submit a paper, follow the button below. If you would like information about current or future issues, contact ops@bankstreet.edu.

    Submit a Paper

  • Guidelines

    Submissions that do not follow the following guidelines will not be reviewed.

    All pieces go out for double-blinded peer review. Manuscripts must be prepared in a way that does not give away the identity of the author(s) in the body of the text or references. Please use “Author” to refer in citations and references to pieces you have previously published.

    Pieces that reveal the identity of the author will not be sent out for review.

    Writing for Online Reading

    People read differently online than when they read print materials. For online reading, we encourage authors to adopt a reader-friendly, accessible style:

    • Avoid lengthy paragraphs
    • Use subheadings to break-up otherwise dense blocks of text
    • Include bullet points for lists and key points


    • Use APA formatting
    • Submit as a Microsoft Word document

    Graphs & Tables

    • Number and title should be inserted into text
    • Graphs should be submitted as images (see image requirements for more details)
    • Tables using Microsoft Word will be accepted as embedded in the word text


    • Minimum width of 537px
    • A minimum resolution of 72dpi
    • Should be included in the text and and uploaded in a separate document as .jpg
    • Insert number and title of image into the text



  • Permissions


    All research must adhere to local IRB guidelines. For submissions that do not fall under the oversight of IRB, if informants are directly quoted or their words paraphrased, then authors must notify them of the potential publication in the Occasional Paper Series.


    Authors must have signed permissions to use images of people and/or their work. If the submission is accepted, we will ask you to confirm that you have this informed consent documentation by submitting an Informed Consent Documentation form. The public aspect of an online journal makes this especially important.

  • Contact

    All queries should be submitted to:

    Gail Boldt
    Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor