A little over a month after the electronic launch of Papers and Publications: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research, we are happy to announce the release of the hard copy version. You can now purchase a copy through our partner, Booklogix, by visiting this page: http://shop.booklogix.com/Papers-Publications-Vol-1-Issue-1-4153.htm. Copies are only $8.00, so show your support of Undergraduate Research and purchase one today! You can see what you’re getting before you purchase your copy. All of the articles are available to download for free from the official Papers and Pubs website.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, submissions from undergraduate students throughout the southeastern region were read and selected through a rigorous peer review process directed by the journal’s editors: Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten, Editor in Chief; Dr. Tanya Bennett, Humanities Editor; and Dr. Robb Sinn, STEM Editor.
The research topics of the finally-selected articles include eco-criticism, international economics, the Holocaust, African-American literature, sponge habitat, and elementary education. Their authors are undergraduates from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Davidson College, Hollins University, North Georgia College & State University, and Sewannee: The University of the South.
The mission of the journal is to promote student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. As Dr. Patricia L. Donat, NGCSU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, writes in the first issue’s introductory Letter, “Papers and Pubs showcases some of the exceptional work of students who have conducted research as part of their undergraduate experience and who have benefitted from the mentorship and support of a dedicated group of advisors.”
The premier issue’s cover image showcases original artwork, entitled The Keyhole, by NGCSU Visual Arts student Tiffany McGrath. This image represents one of the journal’s main goals: to open doors and offer students life-changing opportunities. As Miriam Segura-Totten writes in her Letter from the Editor, “research experiences can help undergraduates learn more about themselves, discover how they can contribute to society, and get initiated in what could become their future career.”
Papers and Pubs will begin accepting submissions for its second issue in early Fall 2012. Students in the southeastern region and their faculty mentors may submit original work that has been presented at a conference, showcase, or capstone course either on their own campus or at a regional/national conference site. Original research papers 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). Also welcome are original juried art works. All submissions will be reviewed by a faculty reviewer.
Submission guidelines and additional information about the journal and its scope can be found at:
Inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.