Impact: The Journal of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal that publishes scholarly and creative non-fiction essays about the practice, theory and assessment of interdisciplinary teaching and learning. We publish primarily, though not exclusively, about undergraduate education. We also publish book reviews.

Impact accepts submissions throughout the year and publishes issues in February and July.  For questions please contact the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning: citl@bu.edu. We may offer a best essay contest in December of each year (see our website). All submissions should come through Submittable.

Essays

1. Should be between 500-5,000 words and should adhere to the documentation style of the author's discipline.

2. Please use Ariel 10 pt. font. Single-spaced throughout.

3. Do not use Notes or Footnotes (Please place all explanatory notes in the text rather than in a separate "Notes" section.)


Book Review Guidelines

1. Reviewers should recognize that their readers want reviews to provide answers to a handful of simple questions: What are the contents and argument of the volume at hand? How original and successful is it? Is the book worth a full read and/or acquisition? As a consequence, reviewers should attempt to strike a balance between descriptive summary and evaluation. Too much of either does a disservice to our audience.

2. Reviews of a single title should be between 500 and 1,250 words.

3. Formatting for citations should follow the conventions employed by the major style (APA, MLA, Chicago, ABA, CBE, etc.) of the field most relevant to the text under review. Do include a works-cited list if texts other than that under review are cited. If a text is so truly interdisciplinary as to resist any categorization, apply the citation format it employs.

4. Begin each review with a header in the following format:

Author or editor name (Last, First). Title of Book. Translator or editor name, if relevant. Place of publication: Publisher, Date. Series title, if relevant. Number of pages. ISBN in format reviewed.

These examples may be useful guides:

Heidegger, Martin. On the Way to Language. Trans. Peter D. Hertz. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1971. 200 pp. ISBN (paperback): 0-06063-859-1.

Kearney, Richard. Modern Movements in European Philosophy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994. vi + 367 pp. ISBN (paperback): 0-71904-248-8.

Ricoeur, Paul. The Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur: An Anthology of His Work. Ed. Charles E. Reagan and David Stewart. Boston: Beacon Press, 1978. viii + 262 pp. ISBN (paperback): 0-80701-517-2.

5. The review may, but by no means must, have a title in addition to the header. If the review has a title, skip a line after the header, center the title on the second line after the header, skip another line, and then begin the text of the review on the following line.

If the review has no title apart from the header, simply skip a line after the header, and then begin the text of the review on the following line.

6. In every case, skip a line after the text of the review, and then indicate on the next line the reviewer’s name and institutional affiliation.

7. Submissions may be edited for length, tone, formatting, and clarity.

8. Submissions should be produced in a timely fashion. A significant delay may result in reassignment of the review.