Thursday, January 31, 2013

Explorations Journal seeks student scholarly submissions

Explorations is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles of of general interest in any area. Articles are submitted in a two-stage process: first, proposals for articles are reviewed by faculty-student teams; secondly, the resulting full-length articles undergo a second round of peer review. Acceptance to the journal is competitive—less than 20% of submitted proposals are accepted. Creative pieces vetted by faculty experts are also solicited, reviewed and chosen for publication. Recently published articles have been from a wide range of academic fields: music, creative poetry, forensics, cancer biology, astrophysics, nanomedicine, computer algorithms, business, geosciences, sociology, aerospace engineering, and cultural anthropology. The Explorations Board is currently assembling a collection of short, general interest articles of scholarly content for publication in the Fall 2013 issue. 
Submissions are welcome from all disciplines and all undergraduate students involved in research-based scholarly activity, including, but not limited to, laboratory research, education, engineering studies, and literary analysis. Team submissions are welcome!
If interested, please ask your student to submit a proposal of his/her article (maximum 250 words) to by the deadline of noon Thursday February 14, 2013.  Specific writing and submission guidelines can be found at the url above, while tips for writing a proposal can be found at
Note that submission of a proposal indicates a commitment by the student to author a full article if chosen. After reviewing all proposals, the Explorations Board will issue invitations near the end of February to selected students to submit full articles. The invitations will include guidelines, procedures for formatting their article, and sample articles. Full articles will be subjected to a second round of review, and successful submissions will be published in the fifth issue of the Explorations undergraduate journal in Fall 2013.

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