The priority deadline for submissions is August 1st. Authors who submit by our priority deadline will receive feedback from the editors before the final deadline, and will have the opportunity to make changes and resubmit. The final deadline is September 14th.
The submission application can be found at: https://ur.umbc.edu/umbc-review/ Click the black button!
Your submission application will include:
- Your paper: (8-20 pages including citations/title page, double spaced), uploaded as a Word document. If your paper is over 20 pages, you can submit it as it is, but please keep in mind that you may be asked to reduce if your paper is accepted.
The Application Form which will include:
- Research Journey: Please submit a 200 word description of how you came to study this topic. The point of this paragraph is to demystify the process of doing research or creative work for the reader. What sparked your interest in this research? Who helped you to complete it? Why are you passionate about it? What courses, professors, or readings inspired you? We recommend taking a look at research journeys from the prior editions of the UMBC Review for further clarification: https://ur.umbc.edu/umbc-review/editions/
- Author Biography: 150 word biography that includes your name, major(s),/minor(s), graduation date, professional acknowledgements, honors/scholars program affiliations, future academic and career goals. If you graduated in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or will graduate in Fall 2019, you can still submit your work - as long as the research was completed during your undergraduate studies.
- Abstract: Include a 200 word abstract that summarizes your project.This should be written for non-experts in the field, and should include your research question, scholarly relevance, description of your methods, major findings, and implications.
Mentor Recommendation Form:
Your mentor will also need to submit our Advisor Recommendation form: https://docs.google.com/a/umbc.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1ZsYnI3WSXNg-dWBiepaPGd8tkD9HcbhrSn18bR4MLtOyuQ/viewform?c=0&w=1
This form is a very important part of your application, as we need to know that your mentor supports the paper you submitted! Please make sure it is submitted by the final deadline. If you submit your paper by the priority deadline, the mentor form is not necessary for you to receive feedback. Remember to keep your mentor informed of any changes you make to the paper before submission.
The mentor recommendation form also asks mentors to suggest possible outside reviewers for your paper. We strongly encourage mentors to provide names of reviewers who are professionals in your field of study in this portion of the form. Peer-reviewers can be professors at other universities or professionals in the field (for example, a museum curator for a paper that focuses on museums). Peer-reviewers cannot be UMBC faculty.
Questions can be directed to the UMBC Reviews at firstname.lastname@example.org.