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.
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.
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.
For manuscript formatting (margins, fonts, headings, labeling and construction of figures and tables, etc.), use the following paper as a template:
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:
Submissions are typically due on May 1st for publication during the following academic year. See the JUR Call for Papers for specific deadlines.
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