Phoenix Scholar

Phoenix Scholar

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Phoenix Scholar was created to acknowledge the commitment of University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni to help foster the process of leading research through evidence-based practice by serving as a dynamic and robust scholarly platform for communicating the results and outcomes of university research endeavors, and their relationship to the broader scope of learning and scholarship.

 Current Edition

Phoenix Scholar 5.3Volume 5, Issue 3, 9/15/22

Prior Editions


Volume 5, Issue 2, 8/5/22

Volume 5, Issue 1, 5/31/22

Volume 4, Issue 1, 06/01/21

Volume 3, Issue 2 11/15/20

Volume 3, Issue 1, 6/8/20

 Volume 2, Issue 4 12/15/19

Volume 2, Issue 3 6/15/19

Volume 2, Issue 2 3/15/19

David Proudfoot Volume 2, Issue 1 12/15/18

Phoenix Scholar Front Cover Vol 1 Issue 4 Volume 1, Issue 4 09/15/18

Phoenix Scholar Front Cover Vol 1 Issue 3  Volume 1, Issue 3 06/15/18

 Phoenix Scholar Front Cover Vol 1 Issue 2  Volume 1, Issue 2 03/15/18

 Phoenix Scholar Front Cover Vol 1 Issue 1  Volume 1, Issue 1 12/15/17



Visit this section of the Research Hub quarterly for the latest portable PDF edition of a compilation of the most intriguing research, publication, and presentation accomplishments of the University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies (CDS) faculty, student, and alumni community. In addition, the content features new pieces and editorials that are relevant to today’s immediate issues. The Phoenix Scholar accepts submissions for article content within and external to the university. For further details on submission criteria, see requirements below or you may contact the editorial department at Submissions must follow all protocol outlined for the periodivcal and applicants should understand that the publication does receive a number of submittals and reserves the right to decline submissions that are not matching the quality or content objectives of issues in planning.

Phoenix Scholar™ is published biannually, May and November, by the Office of Scholarship Support in conjunction with the College of Doctoral Studies. All rights reserved. The views expressed in articles do not necessarily reflect that of the editorial board or CDS.


Author Call: Phoenix Scholar (Open)

We encourage you to submit articles that summarize your presentations, best practices, contributions to the literature as well as the practice. We recommend maintaining a third person voice. Most pieces should be between 1,200 and 1,500 words. Please proofread all materials before submitting and do not use a double space after a period.

Year round call

Author Guidelines

  1. All articles must be submitted in APA style using Microsoft Word. Maximum word count for feature type stories is 1,200 to 1,500. Any exceptions to this must be approved before submission with the editors. Do not include images or figures inside the document. Images must be emailed separately. See number 5 below. Articles should include cutlines that are correspondingly numbered to each image. Please, no more than three.

  2. All accompany images and figures must be guaranteed royalty free and be of the highest resolution possible. We suggest a minimum of 8 mega-pixels, but prefer 18. All images and figures must be sent separately as a jpeg, jpg, or png, not within the Word document. Email images using the same naming convention of the article, but include the cutline number separated by a hyphen: 1, 2, and 3 at the of the file name. For example, Smith_LeadershipStylesOf_01-15-18-1.

  3. All in text links need to be added as comments in the word document. So the comment should be over the word the link should be associated with.

  4. Limit the use of bold or italics in text to a max of three. This does not include the reference section or section headers.

  5. If using scare quotes use quotation marks and not single quotes, as required in APA.

  6. Each submission must be a separate word document.

  7. Do not double space after periods.

  8. Do not offset new paragraphs or the reference section, all paragraphs and references should sit flush with the margin of the word document.

  9. Save article name using author last name, underscore, the first three words of the proposed title, underscore, and the six digit date of the preceding publication quarterly deadline, for example: Smith_LeadershipStylesOf_01-15-18. See dates under number 5.

  10. Articles are only accepted under first rights and should not be under consideration from any other publication nor have been previously published (Center chairs and their fellows are exempt from this stipulation if the piece had been published on The Hub). If accepted all materials are copyrighted by Phoenix Scholar™ under first rights. Once published authors may submit such pieces to other publications of their choice.

  11. The editorial deadline for consideration is March 15 and September 15, respectively before the next published edition.

  12. Final publication dates are May 15 and November 15.

  13. These guidelines are subject to change at any time.