Clocks and Clouds publishes work completed by American University undergraduate students. Students who have graduated or transferred from American University within one year of the submission deadline may submit work completed while an undergraduate at the university. Students who have transferred to American University may submit work completed at a previous institution. All submissions should make an original contribution to the field of study. Clocks and Clouds does not publish literature reviews, policy briefings, memos, or essays. Submissions may use any accepted methodology, quantitative or qualitative.

All submissions should make an original contribution to the field of study. Clocks and Clouds does not publish literature reviews, policy briefings, memos, or essays. Submissions may use any accepted methodology, quantitative or qualitative. All research must also comply with the American University Academic Integrity Code and be in compliance with the AU Institutional Review Board policies. Submissions may be based on previous class work or work presented at conferences and research seminars, but may not be based on work previously published in an academic journal or similar printed source.

Students in a combined B.A./M.A. program may only submit work substantially completed before finishing the requirements for the B.A. and may not submit work completed for a 600- or 700-level class.