The AURCO Journal is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary scholarly journal published annually by the Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO). The AURCO Journal is dedicated to advancing knowledge through empirical investigation and theoretical analysis. The articles selected for inclusion in the journal reflect the regional campuses’ distinct function in Ohio’s system of higher education—in particular, their special emphasis on the linkages among teaching, service, and scholarship. Founded in 1993 at the Lake Campus of Wright State University, AURCO is an association devoted to the professional development of faculty throughout Ohio's twenty-four regional campuses and beyond. The journal welcomes submissions from all academic disciplines and thus includes a diverse mix of writing and documentation styles, which are retained for publication. The AURCO Journal is published each year in early April and first distributed at the AURCO conference.
Peer Review PolicyUnless noted otherwise, all articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial Associate Editor screening, anonymous review by two referees, and a final approval by the Editor. Comments concerning the publication may be forwarded to the editor.
Submission GuidelinesSubmissions are due each year on September 30th. Submit your manuscript online -->here. Manuscript Publication Guidelines can be found -->here.
Journal Editor: Steven ToepferKent State University Salem
2491 State Route 45 South
Salem, OH 44460
Phone: (Office) 330.332.3842, (Campus Line) 330.332.0361
Associate EditorsRenate W. Prescott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Kent State University Geauga
440.834.4187 and direct: 440.834.3721
Barbara A. Mahaffey, Ph. D., LPCC-S
Associate Professor, Human Services Technology
740.774.7287 and direct: 740.775.2771
Jeanne Marie Stumpf-Carome, MS, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Kent State University-Geauga Campus and Regional Academic Center
The sole responsibility for the material contained in published papers resides with the authors and not AURCO or the editors.