The UMBC Review: Journal of Undergraduate Research is currently soliciting submissions for its 23rd edition to be published in April, 2022. We invite you to submit your research to our journal. The Review offers a rewarding opportunity to get your undergraduate research published, build your resume, and improve your writing!
The deadline to submit has been extended to Friday, September 24th.The submission application can be found at: https://ur.umbc.edu/umbc-review/. Click “Submit Here!” We encourage students of all majors and disciplines to send in their research! Your papers do not have to be ready for publication or perfect right now, we just want to see the best work and research you have completed! Reach out to email@example.com you have any questions.
More on Submissions:
The Submission Form will require:
- Your paper: (8-30 pages including title page and bibliography), uploaded as a Word document. If your paper is over 30 pages, you can submit it as it is, but please keep in mind that you may be asked to reduce it if your paper is accepted. The paper must conform to the UMBC Review Style Guidelines, which you can find on our website.
- 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.
- 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 have already graduated, you can still submit your work - as long as the research was completed during your undergraduate studies.
- 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/.
Advisor Recommendation Form:
Your advisor/mentor will also need to submit our Advisor Recommendation form. This form is a very important part of your application, as we need to know that your advisor 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 advisor form is not necessary for you to receive feedback. Remember to keep your advisor informed of any changes you make to the paper before submission.
The advisor recommendation form also asks advisors to suggest possible outside reviewers for your paper. We strongly encourage advisors 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.
We look forward to reading your excellent submissions!
Will Murphy (they/them, he/him)
Dariush Aligholizadeh (he/him)
Levi Lewis (he/him)
UMBC Review Editors