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Author Guidelines


Submissions for Fall 2013 publication will be accepted until FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013.

Submission Tutorial (PDF)

Submissions to this journal consist of two parts:

  • a nomination by the student's faculty mentor, which can be submitted using the form at Authors interested in submitting should give this link to their faculty mentor.

  • a student-submitted manuscript. Submit online by following the instructions under ONLINE SUBMISSIONS above. After registering as an author for this journal and logging in, click "USER HOME" in the main menu and then click "[New Submission]".


* Title page
* Abstract (1 paragraph, 250 words maximum)
* Text
* Acknowledgments
* Bibliography/Works Cited



* 10-25 pages, double-spaced

* 12-point Times New Roman.

* 1" margins, single column.

* Word format (.doc or .docx)

* In the case of creative works, an essay detailing the work's composition, sources, performance, etc. is provided as the text, with the nontextual content provided as supplementary files.

* Citations and bibliography should conform to the standards of your discipline--MLA, APA, Chicago, etc. (In doubt? consult your faculty sponsor.)

* Avoid footnotes. However, if there is critical supporting text that does not fit in the main text flow, a footnote may be appropriate.

* Spell check and get someone else to proofread before submission.


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). Publication in the Scholars Bank does *not* count as prior publication.
  2. The submission includes title page; abstract; text; acknowledgments; works cited. Supplementary files may be included as appropriate.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. The instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  5. If accepted for publication, author retains copyright but grants to the public a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
  6. Author's UO faculty mentor has submitted a nomination form

Copyright Notice

OUR Journal is committed to open access to scholarship: we use and require that authors grant to the public a Creative Commons Attribution-3.0 Unported License, though some articles have in the past been licensed under a slightly more restrictive CC-BY-ND. The author retains full copyright ownership. Others are free to redistribute the articles without additional permission if appropriately attributed.

All redistributed copies or derivatives of articles must indicate the article title, author(s), license type, journal name, and link to the canonical version of the article on the journal site. This requirement is satisfied by the article headers in complete unmodified copies of articles. For articles licensed under CC-BY, derivative works must include the above information, and in addition must clearly indicate ways in which the derivative work differs from the original.

Journal frontmatter is distributed under CC-BY, subject to the attribution requirement that the journal be credited by name and link to Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal for any uses beyond what would be allowed based on Fair Use.

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