Now accepting Papers and Pubs submissions

Attention Undergrads!

Papers and Pubs is now accepting submissions for its third issue. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2014.

Papers and Pub(lication)s is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research of the Southeast region published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by the Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at the University of North Georgia. Publication in a scholarly journal of this type can be very beneficial for a career résumé or a graduate school application. Papers and Pubs promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. Its Editor-in-Chief is Dr. BJ Robinson, and its subject-area editors are Dr. Tanya Bennett, Dr. Frank Corotto, Craig Wilson, Gloria Bennett, and Susann Doyle-Portillo.

Submission Guidelines

Original work submitted by students must have 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 one year after graduating. Faculty members serve as mentors but may also be listed as co-authors if desired. The student’s faculty mentor must also sign the Author Agreement and Faculty Mentor Approval form. The faculty mentor should have guided the student during completion of the research project and be available for guidance during the manuscript submission and peer-review process. In addition, faculty mentors should provide their mentees with suggestions for experts who can review the submission. This information will be requested during the submission process.

Original research papers and creative works are welcome from all departments and disciplines, including fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry (providing the creative work has been presented at a conference or in a class). Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: “publication” in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research. If you have concerns about these submission terms, please contact the editors.

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.

Submission procedure:

Submit your article electronically through the journal web portal: http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs/  Click “Submit Article” on the right, and then follow the instructions.

Authors and mentors must sign and mail our 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.

Please mail this form to us at:           University Press of North Georgia
University of North Georgia
P.O. Box 5032
Dahlonega, GA 30597

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts: February 15, 2014

Tentative Publication Date: June 2014

For questions about this process, please contact Heather Bretschneider at hbret0476@ung.edu.

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