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Guide for Prospective Authors

Guide for Prospective Authors

Campus Law Enforcement Journal Welcomes Your Submission

Editorial Objectives 

The goals of the Campus Law Enforcement Journal are: 

  • To share news, information, strategies, and best practices with campus public safety leaders globally.
  • To function as a forum for the IACLEA membership to discuss campus issues, learn about new ideas and trends, and to stay current on legislative trends. 

The Campus Law Enforcement Journal is published quarterly by IACLEA, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and has a circulation nearly 4,000 readers.


The Campus Law Enforcement Journal provides in-depth articles addressing all aspects of campus public safety, with a primary emphasis on the promotion of professional ideals and standards for public safety administrators to better serve their higher education communities.

The journal’s target audience is IACLEA members. The Association membership is 65 percent full-time chief executives of campus security/public safety/law enforcement departments, 27 percent professional members (employees of member institutions) and the 8 percent senior members of municipal or state police agencies, chief executives of non-degree granting institutions, retired members, faculty or instructors of law enforcement and criminal justice programs and vendor members. In addition, the Journal has individual subscribers representing non-IACLEA members, libraries, and other entities involved or associated with campus law enforcement.

Editorial Process 

IACLEA actively solicits articles on the full range of campus public safety concerns. Authors may either solicit an article for consideration without prior discussion with the editor or query the editor about likelihood of publication of an article on a particular topic.

If the article is selected for publication, the editor will return an edited version of the article to the author for revision. They will negotiate the deadline and publication date.

All authors and co-authors of articles must submit a short (approximately ten lines) biographical sketch indicating their affiliation, position, experience, education, and special qualifications. Photographs are encouraged to accompany the articles. Each author will be provided three courtesy copies of the issue of the Journal in which their article is published. 

Article Format 

The length of the article depends on the topic and longer articles may be published in two parts. Articles must be emailed as a Word attachment to Whenever possible, articles should be accompanied by graphics such as black-and-white or color photos, charts, graphs, or drawings. Please indicate whether you are authorized to grant us permission to publish them (preferred). Please also include captions for all photos and graphics. Footnotes should be typed on a separate page, not in the body of the article. Appropriate headings and the location of any exhibits should be clearly indicated in the manuscript. 

Articles should be organized as follows: introduction, body, conclusion, acknowledgments, appendices, footnotes and references. Manuscripts should be carefully proofed for accuracy. Particular attention is required to names, dates, statistics, dollar amounts, and other terms that are difficult to edit by someone unfamiliar with the content. All articles will be professionally proofread prior to publishing. 

Prospective authors should review recent issues of the Journal to become familiar with the general approach to material and the style of published articles. Requests for a sample copy of the Journal, clarifications, or questions about format should be directed to



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