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Who Can Submit?

International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities welcomes the submission of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, video, and other creative works from all academic disciplines. Each submission must be the original work of at least one undergraduate student with at least one faculty mentor, although the work may be submitted shortly after the student(s) has graduated. In the case of research articles or creative manuscripts, the primary author must be an undergraduate (or recently graduated) student. As a point of reference, the work should be at about the level expected for a senior thesis (although it can be done by non-seniors within the context of a course if the work is of sufficient quality).

Anyone who meets the above criteria may submit original work to be considered for publication provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article.

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General Submission Rules

Each submission must be accompanied by a cover letter written by the faculty mentor indicating that the mentor is aware of and approves of the submission of the work to the Journal.

The faculty mentor may be listed as a co-author if warranted by his/her contributions.

Submitted work cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, the contributor is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. If you have concerns about the submission terms for International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

The rules governing the formatting of submissions to International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities can be found at Submission Style Guide.

Please note that the primary language of the Journal is English and this must be the primary language of submissions to the Journal.

In the case of research articles and creative manuscripts, the final publication will be in the form of a PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file. The Journal will provide a means for converting a Microsoft Word or RTF file into a PDF file, if necessary. Authors who use other word processing software are welcome to contact the editors for assistance in preparing their submission to the Journal. Please be aware that it is ultimately the responsibility of the author(s) to produce an electronic version of articles and manuscripts as high-quality PDF files.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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Rights for Authors and The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Contributors who publish in International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities agree to the following terms:

1. First publication rights to all submissions is granted to International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, but full copyright for all works published in this journal is retained by the contributor(s).

2. Contributors may enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the Journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

3. Contributors are permitted to post their work online in institutional repositories or on their own websites. Pre-print versions posted online should include a citation and link to the final published version in International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities as soon as the issue is available; post-print versions (including the final publisher's version) should include a citation and link to the Journal's website.

General Terms and Conditions of Use

Contributors of works published in International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities retain all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Except as permitted by fair use (Title 17, ยง107 U.S.C.), any reproduction, republishing, posting, distribution or remixing of works published in this journal requires the express written permission of the copyright owner. All uses of works published in International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities must use proper attribution.

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