Author Guidelines

updated on 1.29.21

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

Our Audience

Our publication is written for two community college audiences:

  • Administrators who are charged with establishing, building community support for, and finding funding for entrepreneurship education programs.
  • Faculty members and leaders of innovation hubs, incubators, makerspaces, SBDCs, and other entrepreneurship centers who teach entrepreneurship and are interested in new ideas about course content and ways to engage students in entrepreneurship.

Articles on entrepreneurship directed to business and enterprise owners are not included in this journal; however, there may be an opportunity to highlight such articles in other ways for NACCE members. If you write for these audiences, please contact to discuss your content.

Article Topics

Due to the high volume of material received, the journal focuses on how-to/advice articles, opinion pieces and scholarly articles. Most program news and announcements are posted on the Member News section of the NACCE website instead of being published in the journal.

We are less interested in articles that talk about why entrepreneurial education is necessary and more interested in articles that tell us how you are doing a great job with your program. Articles that inform our readers of how they can design and market their programs are of great interest, as are pieces about unique collaborations and partnerships. We also value feature articles about successful student entrepreneurs.

Practical articles on how to do something better with step-by-step instructions are always welcome. If you have questions about whether a topic is appropriate for our journal, please contact our editor at

Who Can Write for Us?

Our primary focus is sharing information from NACCE members and sponsors. 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 by the NACCE editor.

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 contact information such as an e-mail address or telephone number with each article so readers can easily obtain more information about the article. Please include your contact information with your submission. Also please identify which of our two audiences
your article is designed for: administrators or faculty.

Photos & Captions

High-resolution photos (300 dpi) in .jpeg and .tiff digital format are encouraged. Larger dimensions and higher dpi are better, and photos taken with older smartphones are generally not high enough quality. Please include captions, including the names of individuals shown listed from left to right, along with their title and organization. Images imported into a document such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint are fine for placement purposes, but please also send the original image/photo file as an attachment. Please include a high-resolution headshot of the author when submitting an article.


Community College Entrepreneurship uses 11-point Times New Roman as its typeface. Please submit your article in this font. Paragraphs should be indented with no spaces between paragraphs.

Keywords & Searchable Tags

Authors should provide keywords or tags at the end of their articles so they can be searched through the NACCE website. A few examples include: makers, entrepreneurship, ecosystem mapping, SBDC, NACCE, Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge, center of practice, innovation center, and entrepreneurial mindset.


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.