Author and Submission Guidelines

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Email the editor, Romaisha Rahman, at intersections@unm.edu with questions regarding submissions.


Articles/Essays/Interviews: 9,000 words maximum, including references, tables, figures, and abstract. (The abstract should be approximately 150 words.)
Poetry: 500 words maximum
Book and Media Reviews: 1,500 words maximum including references. Books reviewed should have been published within the past five years.
Audio/Video: 15 minutes maximum



All manuscripts must be submitted electronically in MS Word format. Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition, 2017) should be followed. Please pay particular attention to the sections on non-sexist language and avoiding bias related to racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation, age, and disability. Provide a statement guaranteeing that the manuscript has not been published or submitted elsewhere. NOTE: for authors for whom English is a second language, it is highly recommended to have a colleague or copyeditor who is fluent in English review the manuscript before submission.

Authors must submit a SEPARATE TITLE PAGE FILE that includes:

  • title of the manuscript
  • first name, middle initial, and last name of each author, with highest academic degrees
  • names of institutions to which each author is affiliated
  • short biographical statements for each author (100 words maximum)
  • address, phone number, and email address of corresponding author
  • any acknowledgements, author notes, and/or other text that could identify the authors to the reviewers are removed
  • 3 -5 keywords (so piece can be indexed)

Figures must be production-ready. Because figures may be reduced to fit, use bold type that is large enough to be reduced and still readable. Artwork should be 300 dpi or higher. Acceptable formats for artwork are TIFF, MS Word, or Excel. Submit artwork as a separate file. Captions should be typed, double-spaced, on a separate sheet. For movie submissions, upload to an accessible venue (e.g. YouTube).


Obtaining written permission for material such as figures, tables, art, and extensive quotes taken directly from another source is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may require. Material taken from software or from the Internet also requires obtaining permission.

Human subjects

For creative or scholarly work involving human subjects, send appropriate permissions with your submission.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.