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The Review

The Chronicle Review is a weekly magazine of ideas. We publish essays, review essays, book reviews, and reporting on academic, intellectual, and cultural affairs. We consider unsolicited submissions; however, please read The Review before submitting your work to familiarize yourself with what we publish. While we cover the academy, we are not a scholarly journal. Essays should be written in a clear, informal style free of jargon and accessible to nonspecialists. We do not print footnotes.

All submissions are carefully reviewed. The decision to accept or reject a manuscript rarely takes more than a week. Because of the volume of submissions, we cannot provide a detailed explanation for why a manuscript has been rejected. All accepted essays and articles are rigorously edited and fact-checked. Authors have the opportunity to review and approve a manuscript before it's published. The editors of The Review will decide where and when the piece is published. Some articles will appear only online.

Commentary and Views

We consider articles or proposals for articles that express an opinion on issues and policies affecting higher education as well as those that explore, through the author's personal experience, some aspect of the larger academic community. All Commentary and Views submissions should be 1,000 to 1,200 words and should contain URL links to source material for facts and figures mentioned in the essay.


We publish first-person and advice columns on topics including the job market and the hiring process in academe; the graduate-school experience, tenure and promotion, the administrative career path, and career options for Ph.D.'s; professional challenges in research, publishing, teaching, and service work; academic culture; and balancing work and family.

Essays should be 1,000 to 1,500 words and written in a conversational, journalistic style. Direct further submission queries to


Please make your points concisely — a two — or three-paragraph with a clear premise is ideal. Long letters may be shortened, and all letters will be edited to conform to our style.

Send letters to Please include a daytime phone number and tell us what institution you are affiliated with or what city or town you are writing from.

What I'm Reading

We welcome contributions from senior officials and professors at colleges for "What I'm Reading," a regular feature in the People section. Each short essay responds to this question: What have you read lately that is insightful and useful to you as you think about higher education?

The response can refer to a book, newspaper article or column, journal article, or anything else, whether current or not, that has given you ideas about higher education. What you have read could be on the subject of higher education, or it could be on another subject as long as it offers insights that you can apply to higher education. You should describe the publication briefly and then explain the inspiration you gained from it. If the publication is online, a link should be included.

Responses can be 100 to 200 words and should be sent to Please include "What I'm Reading" in the subject line, and attach a head shot.

Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions are subject to change so please review this page on occasion:

In exchange for our one-time payment, you give The Chronicle the exclusive right to publish and to sell through syndication, directly or through others, the article in any form for 30 days from the publication date. After 30 days and without further remuneration, you give The Chronicle a nonexclusive and irrevocable license in perpetuity to republish the article in print, online, through syndication, or in any other form, manner, format, or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world and in any language, directly or through others, and to include the article in electronic archives and databases, whether maintained by The Chronicle or by third parties. We will approve requests to make limited numbers of copies of the article available for use by students or for custom reprints. We will refer other third-party reprint requests to you for your approval. After 30 days, you retain the right to republish the article anywhere else you choose.

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You will be deemed to have accepted these terms upon submission of your article and/or upon accepting payment from us. If you do not accept these terms, you need to notify us.