Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research, an undergraduate journal of UNG with support from the Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, is currently accepting submissions until February 24th. Submitting to undergraduate journals is a great way to ease yourself into academic publishing; Papers and Pubs is designed specifically for students and recent graduates who want to share their research but aren’t sure how. We realize it can be a difficult and intimidating process, so we use this journal to bring students into the world of research publication in the hope that you will continue to share your future discoveries and insights with the rest of your chosen discipline.
Even if you don’t want a publishing-intensive job (anyone with plans in academia especially needs to learn this process), your college career still requires you to write numerous research papers. This is a chance to put them to good use and show off your hard work.
If this appeals to you—seeing your original ideas printed and distributed to a southeastern audience—then read our submission guidelines below. Again, the deadline for submissions isn’t far away: February 24th. We look forward to working with you.
Students may submit original work that has been presented at a conference, showcase, or capstone course either on their own campus or at a regional/national conference site. The work must have been completed while the student was an undergraduate; the student may submit research within a year after graduating. Original research papers are welcome from all departments and disciplines, including fiction, creative non-fiction, works of art and poetry (providing the creative work has been presented at a conference or in a class). The work may not be under consideration by other publications.
Manuscripts should be submitted as Word files. They should be typed, single-spaced, fully justified, with one-inch margins, 12 point Times New Roman font, and numbered pages. Illustrations, tables, and figure legends should be embedded within the text at the locations preferred by the authors. Length: 5,000 words maximum. Citations should be formatted in the most recent editions of the citation style appropriate to their academic disciplines, e.g. MLA, Chicago, APA, etc. The chosen format must be used consistently throughout the manuscript. Submissions must include an abstract of 250 words (maximum) and a student author biography of 300 words (maximum). Append the biography to the manuscript itself.
Authors and mentors must sign and mail the Author Agreement and Faculty Mentor Approval form within two weeks of manuscript submission. Manuscripts and works without an author agreement form will not be reviewed.
For article submission and complete submission guidelines, see: http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs/