Submission Guidelines


  • Who Can Submit?
  • Faculty Sponsor
  • General Submission Rules
  • Submission Formats
  • Formatting Requirements
  • Who Can Submit?

    Any Binghamton University student who is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student or recent alumni (graduated within a year of submission) may submit an original article for consideration, provided the student owns or is authorized to use the copyright to the submitted work. 

    Papers with multiple authors—including faculty —will be considered, however, a Binghamton University undergraduate student must be listed as the first author.

    Faculty Sponsor

    All submissions must be endorsed by a Binghamton University faculty member. Submissions submitted must be accompanied by a completed and signed faculty sponsor form.

    General Submission Rules

    Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). This does not include working-paper series. In addition, by submitting material to Alpenglow, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Alpenglow.

    Articles published in Alpenglow may be published elsewhere, however, it is the responsibility of the author to be aware of the policies of other journals. 

    If subjects are used, you must provide proof of written approval from: Human Subjects Research Review Committee for human subjects and IACUC for animal subjects.

    Submission Formats

    Research Paper, Articles & Essays

    Submissions should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and images, not including references. .

    Short Stories, Prose, Flash Fiction, & Creative Non-Fiction

    Submissions should not exceed 10 pages, not including references.

    Poetry & Songs

    Submissions should not exceed 10 pages, not including references. We accept a collection of poems as one submission.

    Visual Art

    Submissions may be photographs, images of paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, and graphic designs. Images must have a resolution of 72 ppi. Images should not exceed 1,000 pixels wide or 72 pixels per inch tall.

    Media: Videos & Audio

    Media in the form of plays, dances, musical performances, documentaries, and short films should not exceed 30 minutes. Video’s vertical dimension should not be larger than 1080 pixels. Media may be uploaded directly or as a streaming link.

    Formatting Requirements

    All submissions (with the exception of media formats) should be submitted as a Word document. Please see Alpenglow's Formatting Guidelines for formatting requirements for initial submissions.

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