Submission Guidelines

Students 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. The work must have been completed while the student was an undergraduate; the student may submit research within a year after graduating. Original research papers, including those developed in collaboration with faculty mentors, are welcome from all departments and disciplines. Creative works—fiction, creative non-fiction, works of art and poetry—are also welcome, providing the work has been presented at a conference, class, or showcase. Submissions are welcome from students affiliated with colleges and universities in the southeastern United States, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The work may not be printed or under consideration by other publications. Faculty in the appropriate discipline will review all submissions.

All submissions must include:
  • cover letter
  • abstract (250-300 words)
  • keyword list
  • biography of contributor(s), max 300 words
  • acknowledgements
  • date/location of presentation
  • faculty mentor/research supervisor (name, title, and email address)

This information will be entered in a form on Digital Commons and should thus not be included in the file containing the manuscript or visual art piece.

Manuscript submissions:
  • should be submitted as MSWord files (.docx) in the following format:
    • single-spaced,
    • fully justified,
    • with one-inch margins,
    • 12-point Times New Roman font, and
    • numbered pages
  • should NOT include any identifying information about the author/s within the manuscript.
  • illustrations, tables, and figure legends should be embedded within the text at the locations preferred by the authors. For more information on preparing figures, please see Wiley’s "Guidelines for the Preparation of Figures."
  • should be a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • citations should be formatted according to the most recent editions of the citation style appropriate to their academic disciplines (e.g. MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.). The chosen format must be consistent throughout the manuscript.
Visual Arts submissions:
  • should be submitted as a single PDF that includes:
    • an artist’s statement with no information that identifies the artist.
    • image.

Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
University of North Georgia
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Room 102
Dahlonega, GA 30597