Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

  • All submissions should be related to oceans or global marine issues.
  • Work with students, researchers, alumni or professors in the Duke community are all welcome.
  • Submissions may be previously prepared works, such as abstracts from published papers or assignments done for class.
  • Multiple submissions are permitted.

Guidelines for Written Works

  • Written submissions must be 500 words or less.
  • All types of work are welcome, including short research articles, OpEds or brief essays.
  • Please ensure your work has been thoroughly edited for typos.
  • File formats for submission should be .doc, .docx or .txt only.
  • If citations are necessary for the article, please no more than 5 distinct sources formatted as footnotes.
  • Photos or visual aids to accompany your submission are welcomed. Please see visual submission guidelines below for file type and resolution requirements.

Guidelines for Visual Works

  • Visual submissions can be photographs or other forms of artwork.
  • File formats for submission should be .jpeg only.
  • Work must have a minimum resolution of 72 dpi but 300 dpi is strongly preferred.
  • The author will be credited appropriately, however, please do not use a watermark on images.
  • Please include a brief caption to accompany your submission.

Submission Instructions