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October 12 - 14



Phoenix Scholar

Periodical for research & scholarship

Phoenix Scholar showcases the commitment of University of Phoenix faculty, students and alumni to help foster the process of leading research through evidence-based practice. It serves as a dynamic and robust platform for sharing research results and outcomes and exploring their relationship to the broader scope of learning and scholarship.

Current issue


Volume 6, Issue 1

Special Edition

In this special edition of the Phoenix Scholar, we focus on exploring adult learners’ teaching and learning challenges and approaches.

We included a collection of interesting manuscripts from the University of Phoenix leaders, faculty members, students, and graduates. The authors explored various approaches to improve online education and better serve adult learners.

Want to get published in Phoenix Scholar?

Submit your article for consideration to be included in a future issue.

Past issues


Volume 5, Issue 3

This special issue is dedicated to showcasing the fine work being done at University of Phoenix, with a singular focus on being the preeminent university serving working adults.


Volume 5, Issue 2

This edition of the Phoenix Scholar contains a collection of 20 white papers that were released by the UOPX Career Institute following the initial release of the Career Optimism Index.


Volume 5, Issue 1

This issue of the Phoenix Scholar is full of thought-provoking ideas that explore the realm of possibilities in a time when business is challenged more than ever and as employees rethink their own motivations and desires for continuing or reshaping their career goals.


Volume 4, Issue 2

Special Edition

In this edition, we share a collection of reflections from University of Phoenix leaders related to the challenges of the pandemic, responsive strategies and long-term impacts on our institution.


Volume 4, Issue 1

This issue captures various perspectives on the challenges facing a world that is overcoming the pandemic. It also focuses on the upcoming 2021 Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) Summit. 


Volume 3, Issue 2

Special Edition

In this special edition of the Phoenix Scholar, we critically and courageously examine diversity in various spaces, to include related topics of inclusivity, equity and belonging.


Volume 3, Issue 1

This edition of the Phoenix Scholar helps illuminate the inquiry and issues of working and living in the “new normal" of a world impacted by COVID-19 and how University of Phoenix adapted operations and processes to a sense of immediacy.

Pre-2020 issues


Volume 2, Issue 4 


Volume 2, Issue 3


Volume 2, Issue 2


Volume 2, Issue 1


Volume 1, Issue 4 


Volume 1, Issue 3


Volume 1, Issue 2


Volume 1, Issue 1

Call for submissions

We encourage you to submit articles that summarize your presentations, best practices and contributions to the literature, as well as the practice.

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 periodical 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.

  • All articles must be submitted in APA style using Microsoft Word.
  • We recommend maintaining a third person voice.
  • Please proofread all materials before submitting and do not use a double space after a period.
  • 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. Articles should include cutlines that are correspondingly numbered to each image. No more than three images per article, please.
  • 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. Example: smith-leadership-styles-of-01-15-18-1.
  • 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.
  • Limit the use of bold or italics in text to a max of three. This does not include the reference section or section headers.
  • If using scare quotes use quotation marks and not single quotes, as required in APA.
  • Each submission must be a separate word document.
  • Do not double space after periods.
  • Do not offset new paragraphs or the reference section, all paragraphs and references should sit flush with the margin of the word document.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The editorial deadline for consideration is March 15 and September 15, respectively before the next published edition.
  • Final publication dates are May 15 and November 15.
  • These guidelines are subject to change at any time.


Note for faculty in California 

This is a non-compensable activity. Participation in College of Doctoral Studies calls for proposals and activities are not job related, there is no benefit or detriment to participation, no unwritten expectation that you participate, and no critical work information will be conveyed.

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