Author Guidelines

Please read these guidelines thoroughly before submitting material to NACCE’s quarterly journal, Community College Entrepreneurship.

Our Audience

Our publication is written primarily for community college audiences interested in entrepreneurship education and innovation. Audience members include: administrators, faculty members, leaders of SBDC’s, incubators, entrepreneurship centers, makerspaces, and innovation hubs. Foundation leaders interested in entrepreneurship and innovation are also key audience members. Topics of interest include new ideas in entrepreneurship curriculum and ways to engage students in entrepreneurship.

Article Topics

Let us know about how you are doing with your entrepreneurship program or initiative! We are seeking articles that inform our readers about designing and marketing their programs, as well as pieces about unique collaborations and partnerships. We also value feature articles about successful student entrepreneurs, which we highlight in the journal’s “Entrepreneurship in Action” column. “How-to” articles, opinion pieces, and scholarly articles are also welcome. Program news and announcements are featured in our “Member News” section of the journal. If you have a book recommendation you’d like to share, we can include it in the “What Are You Reading?” section.

Who Can Write for Us?

Our primary focus is sharing information from NACCE members and partners. We occasionally publish nonmember articles and invite authors to submit a synopsis of their proposed topic for consideration in advance to our editor at

Article Length

Articles should be limited to 550 words for news, opinion, and how-to/advice. Scholarly articles should be limited to 1,200 words. If your article’s word count exceeds these limits, it will be subject to editing.

Bylines & Contact Information

We use bylines for all submitted articles. Each byline should include the author’s name, title, name of school or organization, and location (city/state). We include the author’s e-mail address with each article so readers can easily obtain more information. Please include your contact information and a high-resolution headshot with your submission.

Photos & Captions

High-resolution photos in .jpeg and .tiff digital format are encouraged. Please include captions, with the names of individuals shown listed from left to right. Please send the photos separately from the document; photos imported into a Word document are not usable. Please include a good quality, high-resolution headshot of the author when submitting an article (a professionally-shot photo is ideal).


Please submit your article in 11 point Times New Roman. Paragraphs should be indented with tabs not spaces, and with no spaces between paragraphs.


The copyright for articles published in Community College Entrepreneurship is owned by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, which reserves the right to republish the material on its website or in other printed or electronic media.

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