The best Colorado-focused works in terms of originality and content are selected. COjourn is an online open access journal, meaning all published works are freely available in full text to potentially thousands of readers a day.
> Electronic-only submissions are accepted from college students and educators. Send a Word attachment of your paper to email@example.com > Submitted works must focus on topics or issues dealing with or substantially connected to Colorado. Works accepted are scholarly research papers, essays, news articles, accountability reporting, enterprise and investigative reporting, feature stories, commentary/opinion pieces, and creative non-fiction. (For examples of locality-based creative non-fiction and feature writing see Pittsburgh in Words and Twin Cities Runoff.) More specifically, articles can include the following: personal accounts of dealings with political, social, economic, career, education, quality of life issues (either first-person account of self, or as a research paper or journalistic feature article about others); commentaries/opinions, especially expert opinions; news stories of significant or interesting events; feature stories about people, places, things.
> Submissions have no maximum length limit requirement, althought 2000-3000 words would be a typical average length.
> Authors of accepted works retain copyright of their works.
> Submitters must indicate what institution of higher learning they are connected with either as a student or educator. At time of submission, students must be enrolled in a college, and educators must be employed at a college. Institution or residency of submitter does not have to be limited to Colorado (submissions from any state or country are welcome).
> Works can be co-authored as long as all authors are connected with an institution at time of submission.
> Research papers must have complete and proper citations using standard citation styles, such as MLA, APA, or Chicago. Works that do not require citations are creative non-fiction, news articles, feature stories, and opinion pieces.
> Submitted works must adhere to academic and journalistic integrity, and may be checked for plagiarism and factual accuracy.
> The following detailed author information must be supplied with each submission:
----name; address; birthdate.
----name of institution; city and state of institution
----students: concentration/major; anticipated graduation year
----educators: position title and educational background.
> Optional author information welcome: a bio and personal and professional website.