Submissions


The Journal of Undergraduate Research is supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research and the University Writing Program.

 

Submissions

2013 Call for Papers

The University of Florida’s Journal of Undergraduate Research calls for submissions for its 2013-14 publication year. Faculty-mentored research papers and theses from all disciplines will be considered for its general issues. Papers should be received no later than April 12, 2013.
The Journal of Undergraduate Research is a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate work of the highest caliber. Its goals are to add to the body of knowledge in all fields and to showcase the outstanding scholarship of undergraduates at the University of Florida.
For additional information, contact JUR@writing.ufl.edu.

Submission Requirements

Eligibility

Any undergraduate student at the University of Florida may submit a paper to JUR. To be eligible for publication, the research must be faculty mentored.

Types of Papers

JUR publishes original work only, including scholarly research papers as well as fine and performing arts projects that are accompanied by a project summary addressing, among other issues, influences, process/methodology, technique, and impact.

Length

Papers should be between 1500 and 4000 words, including references. There is no limit on the number of figures and tables in a paper, though their placement and quality must conform to JUR’s format.

Format

For manuscript formatting (margins, fonts, headings, labeling and construction of figures and tables, etc.), use the following paper as a template:

“Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies to Manage Cancer-Related Symptoms in Hospitalized Patients” (DOC)

For documentation, papers should conform to the format appropriate to the student's discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, Chicago, etc.). See Common Documentation Styles [link to section of “Writing Resources”] for a list of helpful links.

Graphics, including figures and tables, should appear within the manuscript rather than at the end. They should be one-column width (3.65 inches) or two-column width (7.5 inches). Most graphics should be 300 dpi. Photographs should be 600 dpi, preferably in TIFF and JPEG 2000 format. For more assistance, consult Creating Effective Graphics [link] in Writing Resources [link] and the following example:

Sample Graphics (DOC)

Deadlines

Submissions are typically due on May 1st for publication during the following academic year. See the JUR Call for Papers for specific deadlines.

Copyrights

Some journals stipulate that submitted articles cannot be under consideration for publication or published in another journal. The student and mentor have the option of determining which journal the paper will be submitted to first. JUR accepts papers that have been published in other journals or might be published in the future. JUR would like to receive as many papers as possible but does not want to hinder the student from publishing in a professional, discipline-specific journal in his or her field. It is the responsibility of the student and mentor to determine whether another journal will accept a paper that has already been published in JUR.

Submission and Review Process

  1. Review the Submission Checklist.
  2. Authors submit papers by e-mail attachment to JUR@writing.ufl.edu. The file format should be MSWord (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Include the following information in the body of the e-mail message:
    • Title of paper
    • Number of words (all inclusive)
    • Documentation style (e.g.: APA, IEEE, MLA, Chicago, CSE)
    • Author’s major or the disciplinary focus of the paper (e.g.: fine arts, engineering, history, medicine, etc.)
    • List of keywords (include only the most important and specific terms; words that  appear in the title do not need to be included)
    • Author’s name and e-mail address, other than UF e-mail
    • Mentor’s name and e-mail address
  1. Mentors submit the Submission Approval Form, identifying the paper and attesting to the quality and integrity of the work.
  2. The receipt of papers will be confirmed by e-mail after both the paper and the Submission Approval Form are submitted.
  3. Over the course of the following year, each paper will be reviewed by at least two scholars in the field and, if selected, scheduled for publication in one of the three issues. If a paper is selected contingent upon revisions, the author may be asked to submit a revised version of the work. For this reason, it is important that authors provide up-to-date contact information.