Editorial Policies

Section Policies

Humanities and Social Sciences

The Humanities and Social Sciences section publishes outstanding articles based on scientific research or analytical criticism using the accepted techniques of a major academic discipline. The section is open for submissions from any undergraduate student or collaborative team regardless of school affiliation, year of attendance, or major course of study. Prospective contributors are encouraged to contact the Associate Editor prior to submission for preliminary suggestions on the suitability of a topic for the peer review process.

Prospective contributors are encouraged to email an abstract to the Editor for general comments and suggestions.

Abstract: 200-250 word abstract

Typeface: Times New Roman 12 pt.

Length: The suggested length for articles is 8-10 pages, single-spaced, although longer submissions that require a more extensive discussion of research findings are also encouraged. For shorter research notes, the suggested length is 3-4 pages, single-spaced.

Format: All submissions should follow the documentation guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. We prefer citations at the end of the paper, followed by a Works Cited page.

Supplementary: Authors who submit publishable articles relying on extensive datasets, research instruments, or other informative research tools should submit those files in the appropriate format as Supplementary Files at the time of submission. If the article is accepted for publication, the author will be given the option of making any supplementary files available to interested readers.

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Engineering and Natural Sciences

The Engineering and Natural Sciences section publishes outstanding articles based on scientific research or analytical criticism using the accepted techniques of a major academic discipline. Prospective contributors are encouraged to contact the Associate Editor prior to submission for preliminary suggestions on the suitability of a topic for the peer review process.

Authorship: The lead author must be an undergraduate student.

Abstract: 200-250 word abstract

Typeface: Times New Roman 12 pt.

Length: Recognizing that different disciplines in the sciences will have very different approaches to writing, we do not have a suggested length for Natural and Engineering Sciences manuscripts. We prefer written work at an appropriate depth, such as that expected of Honors theses. Please contact the Editor for assistance.

Format: All submissions should follow the documentation guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). We prefer in-text citations with a Works Cited page following. For assistance with these guidelines, authors should consult the resource page (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/) created by Purdue University.
Review Manuscripts: Authors may contact the Editorial Board for feedback on the topic and scope of review manuscripts.

Supplementary: Authors who submit publishable articles relying on extensive datasets, research instruments, or other informative research tools should submit those files in the appropriate format as Supplementary Files at the time of submission. If the article is accepted for publication, the author will be given the option of making any supplementary files available to interested readers.

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Research Notes

Research notes are brief communications about ongoing research, focusing mainly on methodology and preliminary data, if available.

Typeface: Times New Roman 12 pt.

Length: The suggested length is 1000 words.

Format: All submissions should follow the documentation guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA). We prefer in-text citations with a Works Cited page following. For assistance with these guidelines, authors should consult the resource page (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/) created by Purdue University.

Required: Authors should submit research notes to the Editor-in-Chief and remove all author identification, bibliographical references to the author or research team, and any acknowledgements to facilitate the blind, peer review process.

Supplementary: We will not accept supplementary materials for research note submissions. Graphics and tables are not included in this description. Graphics and tables are allowed either in-line or at the end of the Research Notes.

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