URMIA members and others are welcome to submit article outlines or full articles via our online form at any time of the year. Content includes risk management applied research articles, issues/trends feature articles and case studies from across the higher education risk management spectrum. Note that we cannot accept submissions of articles that have already been published and copyrighted elsewhere.


We offer a $300 honorarium for each article that we accept and publish in a single edition up to a limit of two articles per author. Multiple authors on a single article receive one honorarium to divide among themselves as they choose.

Why Submit?

The URMIA Journal serves as a respected platform for sharing your expertise and are often based your own internal studies and solutions. Readers find these articles to be highly informative because they address actual need and are relevant. At the same time, as an author, you get to enhance your resumé by leveraging work that you’ve already done.

What We Will Consider

We do not publish articles that promote a company’s products or services, but we will consider articles that make a generic reference, if appropriate to the article topic. We will consider material that the writer has presented at a conference, but we cannot consider material that has been previously published and copyrighted by another source unless the submission is a substantial update of an earlier piece.


The body text of a full submission should be between 2,500 and 7,500 words, with citations provided in end notes. We appreciate well-organized submissions that 1) help readers develop core competencies to address URMIA’s Risk Inventory and 2) have graphic or photographic artwork, as appropriate, enhancing text. We pay close attention to whether potential authors have read and follow formatting instructions, found in our Writer Guidelines.

Production Schedule

October-March Outlines reviewed by Communications Committee.
April Full submissions reviewed by Communications Committee.
June Writers notified of rejection or acceptance of article. Accepted authors asked to submit author biography and photograph.
June-July URMIA staff works directly with accepted writers to make any necessary edits to articles and to discuss further suggestions from the Communications Committee.
August Authors give approval of final version of their articles and acknowledge URMIA policy.
September URMIA Journal published online and honorariums mailed.


Louise Schlesinger

Communications and Community Coordinator

812-727-7126 | Contact Louise