About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Off-Center provides publication opportunities for MTSU-affiliated poets, writers, designers, photographers, creatives,  songwriters, videographers, and artists. We strive to foster the appreciation for the creative process, as well as the dynamic range of diverse voices on our campus. Off Center is a student publication that is compiled by the staff of the Margaret H. Ordoubadian University Writing Center who serve as magazine editors under the guidance of center administrators.

Off Center is an open-source Journal.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


Our editorial team reviews submissions for content and clarity for each issue. We have a regular team of at least three staff members for each issue, with the addition of faculty advisors. Submissions are reviewed to meet our submission guidelines, suitabiity for publication, originality, and focus. We reserve the right to work with contributors for revision and re-submission, or to invite them to write a rationale or process piece about how they created their work.

We practice blind peer review at Off Center. 


Open Access Policy, Archiving, and Reuse

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. here are no article submission or processing charges. Each journal volume is preserved via the Walker Library's three level preservation methods including local and cloud storage. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.


About Off Center

Off Center is an annually-produced, blind- review, open-source journal that celebrates creativity and the creative process. We welcome submissions from students. staff, faculty, and alumni.


MTSU University Writing Center, Middle Tennessee State University

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