Undergraduate Research Journal

About This Journal

Each year the UNK Undergraduate Research Council publishes selected examples of student scholarly writing in the Undergraduate Research Journal. Any paper written by a UNK undergraduate student is eligible for consideration.

Full, printed copies of past issues of this journal are available in the Calvin T. Ryan Library. Past years’ tables of contents are available here.

Submissions will be requested through the faculty in late November. Students should submit their papers to the chair of the appropriate department by January 19, 2018. Each department -- using a process they determine -- can select up to four papers for submission to the Undergraduate Research Council. Selected papers will be sent in hard copy to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, Conrad Hall Room 115 by January 26, 2018. The URC will then identify 12-15 papers for publication.

Criteria are as follows:

Submissions should be 8-15 pages in length, double spaced. Keep in mind the selection is based on quality; not quantity. Longer papers are not disqualified.

Any good scholarly writing, past or present, is eligible for submission as long as the student wrote it while an undergraduate student at UNK (e.g. a current UNK graduate student may submit work done as a UNK undergraduate).

Submissions are requested from all disciplines and may be written in a format appropriate for that discipline.

Initial submissions must be made in hard copy only. Electronic format will be requested from those selected for publication.

Please include student name, phone number, e-mail and sponsoring faculty name on the title page only. Refrain from including identifying information in the body of the paper.

Contact the URCA office or email falconerj@unk.edu with questions.