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Author Guidelines

Eligibility

To be eligible for publication, research must be done by an undergraduate student or students at Florida Atlantic University. The research must be mentored by an FAU faculty member. Two or more FAU undergraduate students may co-author a single manuscript submission.

Manuscript Format:

  • Manuscript length (1500 – 4000 words)
  • .Doc format (Microsoft Word)
  • Body: 12 point font, Times New Roman
  • References: 10 point font, Times New Roman
  • 1-inch margins, double spaced
  • Include page numbers
  • Conform to documentation format appropriate to student’s discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, etc.)
  • Include publication-ready figures and tables throughout the manuscript

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. A Cover Letter has been submitted to  FAUURJ@gmail.com in the below format:

    Cover Letter Guidelines:

    • .Doc format (Microsoft Word), 1 inch margins
    • Times New Roman, 12 point font
    • Date of submission
    • Title of manuscript
    • Full names of the author(s)
    • Undergraduate author’s department, email address, and phone number
    • Full name of the faculty advisor, department, and email
    • Style that the manuscript was written in (i.e. APA, MLA, etc.)
    • Manuscript type (i.e. article, feature article, review article, comment, etc.)
  3. Upon acceptance the author provides:

    • Short author biography (50 – 150 words)
    • Abstract (200 – 300 words)
    • Manuscript (1500 – 4000 words)
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

    Format

    • .Doc format (Microsoft Word)
    • Body: 12 point font, Times New Roman
    • References: 10 point font, Times New Roman
    • 1-inch margins, double spaced
    • Include page numbers
    • Conform to documentation format appropriate to student’s discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, etc.)
    • Include publication-ready figures and tables throughout the manuscript
 

Copyright Notice

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to 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 this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
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