Call for Undergraduate Research Papers
About the Journal: The Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences is an online national journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research. The twofold purpose of the journal is to foster and reward the scholarly efforts of undergraduate human sciences students as well as to provide a valuable learning experience. The articles represent primarily the work of the undergraduate student(s). Faculty members, who deserve recognition, are identified by an asterisk next to their names.
Undergraduate research not only bridges the gap between knowledge and experience but has the benefit of laying the groundwork for career exploration and development. The opportunity for undergraduates to publish in a national journal is an added value to the overall educational experience and to the process of self-discovery.
The articles published in this journal will reflect appropriate scope and complexity for excellent undergraduate work. The basis for accepting papers for publication is the agreement among reviewers that the project and design are strong representatives of introductory level research.
Instructions for Authors: The Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences encourages undergraduate students to submit papers for consideration. Submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis (no specific deadline). Papers may represent a full range of research design, including experiments, surveys, case studies, and documentary research. Types of submissions may include Research Manuscripts, Research Papers, and Research Reports. See Guidelines for Submissions.
1. The primary author of a submitted paper must be an undergraduate student. Papers from graduate students will be accepted only if the work was completed as an undergraduate student. Additional authors other than the primary author may include other undergraduate students and the faculty mentor or supervisor.
2. Only original papers (not published or accepted for publication elsewhere) will be accepted. (Oral or poster presentations with printed abstracts do not count as published papers.) If you intend to publish elsewhere, be sure to prevent possible copyright issues.
3. Manuscripts may be 1000 - 3500 words or longer if approved by the Editor.
4. All papers must be prepared according to the guidelines for authors for the discipline represented.
For example, Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). The manual can be found in your library, or see the APA Web site, www.apastyle.org, for information about ordering. The guidelines are summarized in
5. If human subjects are used, a statement must be included to indicate institutional Internal Review Board (IRB) approval of the research.
6. Copyright statement: All rights reserved by the Undergraduate Research Community.
7. What to submit:
- An e-mail attachment of the complete paper. Verify that the file is virus-free. The following PC formats are acceptable: Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
- Cover page including name, mailing address, telephone, e-mail address, a short biographical sketch, and IRB statement.
- Keywords (5-8) on the cover page. The main purpose of keywords is to enable successful searching in a database for the main message of your paper. When selecting keywords always think about how any reader might interrogate the database.
- Short abstract (2-4 sentences).
- Camera-ready graphics and photographs, PowerPoint files, or .jpg graphic files are welcome.
- A sponsoring statement from the faculty supervisor who attests: (a) that the supervisor has read and critiqued the manuscript and (b) that the planning, execution, and writing of the manuscript represent primarily the work of the undergraduate student(s).
Criteria for Acceptance: The following seven criteria will be used in reviewing the papers for publication.
- Relevance to school bullying
- Justification for the study
- Subject mastery & originality
- Technical mastery
- Logical organization
- Appropriate documentation
- Consistent use of style manual (APA, MLA, etc.)
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Submit all papers to:
URJHS Call for Papers
1749 Hamilton Road,Suite 106, Okemos, MI 48864
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
|Author: ______________________________________||Reviewer: ____________________________________|
|Title: ________________________________________||Expected Date of Return: _________________________|
B. Writing Style
______ 1. Accept as is
Return the manuscripts and evaluation forms to:
URJHS, 1749 Hamilton Road, Suite 106, Okemos, MI 48864