The Oakland Journal

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Managing Editor, Oakland Journal

The Writing Center
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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Managing Editor, Oakland Journal

The Writing Center
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)

The Oakland Journal

The Oakland Journal is designed to highlight the creative energies of the Oakland University community. Accordingly we will publish articles representative of professional areas, creative writing, book reviews, reports, interviews, and round-table discussions written in an informative and intellectually stimulating format. We also welcome submissions of photography and other art work.

The Oakland Journal is meant to serve three purposes:

  • to provide an open forum for university people to get to know each other’s work and creative energies;
  • to provide a marketplace of ideas that will work to the general benefit;
  • to provide a beacon to students on the importance of writing and a place for them to achieve their first publication.

How to submit an article, essay, piece of fiction, poem or other work
We prefer articles from Oakland University faculty, staff, students and alumni. Generally, articles should be 15 double-spaced pages or fewer. Email submissions if possible. Deadlines are July 1 for the fall issue and Nov. 1 for the winter issue. We invite submissions concerning research, creative work, material that would be of interest to other OU people and our neighbors, and that which will enhance intellectual exchange and discussion for the benefit of Oakland University.

Editorial decisions are made in consultation with associate editors. Submissions should be sent in Microsoft Word format via U.S. mail to Managing Editor, Oakland Journal, Writing Center, 212 Kresge Library, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309 or by email to TOJ@oakland.edu. We prefer email submissions.

How to get your copy
Copies are provided without charge upon request to all Oakland University faculty, staff and students. Others may purchase a copy for $3.50. Full time faculty and administrative level staff receive each issue automatically. Current or previous articles are downloadable at the journal’s website archives.

Publishing Schedule
Deadline for Fall Issue is June 1; deadline for winter issue is Oct.1

Funding Support: The Oakland Journal is made possible by generous support from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.