Auburn Speaks
Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development


Auburn University welcomes submissions for our upcoming issue. Information for contributors can be found below. For questions, more information, and/or sample copies of past editions, please contact Leslie Parsons at (to prevent spam, click to reveal) or (334) 844-6147.


Auburn Speaks is an annual publication of the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development designed to showcase research by Auburn University faculty, staff, and students on topics of importance and relevance to the state, region, nation, and world.

The audience for Auburn Speaks is the general public. Articles should not be highly technical. Discipline-specific terms not familiar to lay readers may be explained in their context and/or authors may supply a definition. Please keep references to a minimum.


Features: 3,000-5,000 words
Profiles/interviews: 1,000-1,500 words
Sidebars: 300-750 words

Articles should be double-spaced, use 12pt Times New Roman font, and be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.

Images (photos, graphs, charts, art, etc.) must be high resolution (300dpi minimum, at the dimensions to be used). Illustrations and photos may be embedded in a Word doc to show relative placement. However, the image or illustration must be submitted separately as an image file (TIFF, JPG, PNG, Adobe Illustrator [.ai], EPS, or Adobe Photoshop [.psd]).

Include a photo credit, along with name of photographer and contact information if other than one of the authors.

How To Submit

Submit articles and illustrations to Leslie Parsons at Please include the following:

  • Proposed title
  • Names and titles of all authors
  • Contact information of author(s)
  • Short biography (approx. 100 words) for each author

An Auburn Speaks style guide is available. For issues not addressed in it, Auburn Speaks uses the latest edition of Chicago Manual of Style.