Submissions to Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors welcomes submissions; research articles for JSFLRP should stress the underlying issues or problems that stimulated the research; treat the methodology concisely; and, most importantly, offer a full discussion of results, implications, and conclusions. We also encourage the submission of thoughtful, documented essays or historical perspectives. JSFLRP advances the study of college fraternities and sororities through a peer-reviewed academic journal promoting scholarly discourse among partners invested in the college fraternal movement. JSFLRP serves as the premier forum for academic discourse and scholarly inquiry regarding the college fraternity and sorority movement. JSFLRP is published biannually

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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate for JSFLRP is 50%. The majority of articles are not accepted when first submitted. As a core purpose, JSFLRP promotes the development of scholars in the field of fraternity/sorority studies as well as the advancement of thoughtful conversation and reflection on fraternity/sorority participation.

To achieve this purpose, the Editorial Board is committed to working with authors from initial submission to publication as long as the submission meets the three basic requirements for consideration. The study must be: (1) empirically grounded, (2) conceptually sound, and (3) related to fraternity/sorority participation as a field of study.

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Submission Process

Submit articles as Microsoft Word files. Authors of accepted manuscripts assign to JSFLRP the right to publish and to distribute those texts electronically, to archive those texts, and to make them permanently retrievable electronically. Authors retain the copyright of their texts. After accepted texts appear in JSFLRP, authors may republish their texts subject to written approval from the editor.

Potential authors should consult the Submission Checklist (below) prior to submission. As always, if there are any questions about vocabulary use, style, formatting, or other elements of publication, please contact the editor and he/she will provide clarification. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice, please contact the editors.

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Other Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Publications

Articles not considered under our peer review process for publication in JSFLRP may be submitted to the association's quarterly magazine, Perspectives, for consideration by that editorial board. Please indicate at time of submission if you do not want your article to be considered by Perspectives.

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JSFLRP Submission Checklist

To submit a manuscript and locate the submission guidelines, please click here.

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Rights for Authors

Copyright © 2023 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, Inc. (AFA). All material contained in this publication is the property of AFA. The opinions expressed in the JSFLRP do not necessarily reflect those of AFA. Requests for permission to reprint should be sent to the AFA Central Office.