The AIR Professional File


Articles published in The AIR Professional File volumes are journal-length publications grounded in relevant literature that synthesize current issues, present new processes or models, or share practical applications related to institutional research. Recent issues are available for member access. Older issues of Professional File and IR Applications are available for all users (members and non-members) in the archive.

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Instructions for Authors

Authors are encouraged to submit journal-length publications (approximately 5,000-10,000 words, including figures, tables, and references) for consideration. All submissions undergo a blind peer-review process led by the Volunteer Coordinating Editor, Sharron Ronco. Authors may find the rubric used in the peer review process to be a helpful guide. Submissions may be emailed to in the form of Word documents. Please include contact information for all authors.