Write for Growth Journal

To Submit to Growth

All articles should be consistent with the Doctrinal Statement, Article III of the Constitution and By-Laws of the Association for Christians in Student Development. Material in the following categories will be considered for publication:

  • Research articles that have relevance to the field of Christian Student Development.
  • Theoretical or applied articles that have relevance to the field of Christian Student Development.
  • Research, theoretical or applied articles dealing with the integration of faith and learning within the field of Christian Student Development or within the broader field of Christian Higher Education as a whole.
  • Reviews of articles in other journals relevant to Christian Student Development.
  • Reviews of books relevant to Christian Student Development practice.
  • Reactions to current or past journal articles.

Submission Guidelines

Authors submitting a manuscript should:

1. Send two (one with author identification and one without identification for review purposes) digital copies of the manuscript to Skip Trudeau ( ) with a carbon copy to Britney Graber ( ).

2. Follow the guidelines on format, style, and submission procedure provided in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

3. Manuscripts should adhere to the following length parameters:

  • 13-18 pages for original research articles
  • 10-15 pages for applied research articles
  • 3-4 pages for book reviews

4. Avoid submitting manuscripts which have been previously published or that are being considered for publication in other journals.  If an article has been rejected by another journal it may then be submitted to Growth.

5. Include an abstract of no more than 150 words in a separate file.

6. Include the current vita information for each author: address, title, degree(s) and institutions where earned and specialization’s.

7. Include telephone number, fax number, and electronic mail address.

All submitted manuscripts will be promptly acknowledged and processed in a timely fashion.  The review process generally requires a minimum of three months.

Growth is published during the spring each year and solicits manuscripts and or book reviews that fall within content areas that relate to purposes of the journal. Those content areas include Foundations, Leadership and Professional Development, Student Culture, Student Learning and Assessment, Spiritual Formation, Diversity and Global Engagement, and Book Reviews. 


  • Tim Herrmann, Taylor University,
  • Skip Trudeau, Taylor University,

Book Reviews:

  • Jason Morris, Abilene Christian University,

Assistant Editor:

  • Britney Graber, Taylor University,

Manuscripts may be submitted directly to Skip Trudeau at . Please send a carbon copy Britney Graber at 

Article submissions will be accepted until December 1 for the spring issue.