Call for authors

August 3, 2018
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AACRAO's SEM Quarterly seeks manuscripts based on original research or practice in strategic enrollment management, demonstrating familiarity with strategic enrollment management (SEM) concepts. SEMQ articles provide knowledge and insight into the ongoing evolution of SEM by:

  • Bridging the gap between theory and practice with articles by thought leaders and practitioners who address the emerging dynamics of SEM, including: executive-level leadership, leading strategies, internationalization, research, academic orientation, and current trends.
  • Appealing to a targeted readership of enrollment management researchers and practitioners in the fields of admissions, registration, financial aid, institutional research, and other student services areas.
  • Addressing a range of topics including: Leadership, SEM Planning, Communications/Marketing/Recruitment, Student Access, Student Success, Adult/Nontraditional Students, Transfer Students, Faculty/Administrative Collaboration, Graduate and Professional Schools, Financial Aid, Institutional Budgeting, Operational Improvements, Technology, SEM Research, Global Initiative, Student Choice, Athletics and Enrollment Management.

Submission guidelines
All submissions should include an extensive literature review, with citations including at least one comprehensive SEM book, such as those found here, or at least two articles describing SEM basics published in the last ten years. Authors must ensure the accuracy of all statements—particularly data, quotations, and references—before submitting manuscripts.

Upcoming deadlines are: Sept. 1; Dec. 1; March 1 (2019); and June 1 (2019). 

For more information, please visit SEMQ, or contact Managing Editor Heather Zimar at or Editor-in-Chief Tom Green at  


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