Academic Journal Submission Guidelines


Submission Guidelines 

The ADR Academic Journal (ADRAJ) is the latest development of the American Diversity Report (ADR), an award-winning blog that has published 1,000 articles by diverse authors around the globe. Founded by Deborah Levine 15 years ago, the ADR’s mission is to magnify the voices of diverse writers while serving the diversity needs of its readers. The ADR has been an unprecedented resource for corporations, government agencies, universities, social service organizations and professional associations.
​​​​​​​The articles in the ADRAJ  undergo a rigorous editing and peer review process that ensures the highest quality of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) materials.


  • Nonprofit sector
  • Government sector
  • Corporate sector
  • STEM
  • Education
  • The Arts
  • Media & Communications
  • Exemplary Diversity Programs


  • FONT: 12pt New Times Roman
  • SPACING: double-spacing
  • TITLE PAGE:  Name of author, preferably with first names spelled out; Affiliation(s) of author; Name, address, telephone and  e-mail address of the author
  • ABSTRACT: Abstract (up to one page) plus a short list of key words
  • FORMAT: Microsoft Word
  • CITATIONS:  Endnotes placed after the References or footnotes (APA style)
  • GRAPHICS: Tables, figures, art work and charts must be formatted as JPEG 300-800 dpi and placed at end of document
  • PARAGRAPHS: Use spacing, not indentation
  • PAGE NUMBERS:  placed at bottom of each page
    • For reviews & reports = 3,000-7,000 words
    • For research & theoretical documents = 5,000 – 9,000 words.
  • Inclusive language: Choose terms that promote equity and respect.  We recommend using ‘he or she’, ‘his/her’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘his’, they/their and neutral job titles: ‘chairperson’ instead of ‘chairman’.


  • Papers are due JUNE 30, 2021

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