Upcoming Workshops: 

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  • Alexa Kownacki, "A Drink of Life," Antarctica

  • Christine Kelly - "Writing on the Wall." Inside the Desert View Watchtower, Grand Canyon National Park.

  • Malina Loeher, "Elegantissima." Anemones begin their life cycle as drifters, passively surfing currents until they settle into their benthic stage of life. Polyp scouts reconnoiter surrounding seascapes for additional suitable territory. Anemones are predatory, but they also improve the water commons by filtering detritus. They are hardy survivors, capable of attacking competing polyps with lethal poison; yet their symbiosis with zooxanthellae also beautifully represents delicate balance.

  • Joshua Tan, "Splendor of Learning." New York Public Library.

  • Anisa Bashiri, "Tree of Life" (mixed media acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel). The inspiration for this piece is the meaning of my name, Anisa, which means “the tree of life.”

What is Explorations?

Explorations is a multi-disciplinary student-run journal of undergraduate research managed by the Undergraduate Research Center.
Manuscript submissions are open to current UC Davis undergraduates in all disciplines.

Why Would I Want to Publish?

Publishing is impressive for graduate school applications and is an essential skill for academia. It is also valuable evidence to employers and graduate schools of your ability to write and to take a project through to a conclusion.

About Submissions

Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis and will enter the review process as soon as they are received.  Accepted articles will be posted online after they are accepted.  Please note, that the editorial board does not meet during the summer, so articles in submission that have not been accepted in time to post online by the end of the quarter will be handled the following academic year.

Submit your paper to Explorations
Download the Explorations flyer
Information about the Cover Contest

Text giving hardcopy submission deadline of April 1

Be a Part of Explorations!

Apply to serve on the editorial board by submitting a resume, transcript and statement of your interest and qualifications to serve on the board to explorations@ucdavis.edu.  Course credit is possible.  
Graduate students—apply to serve as a Managing Editor by sending your Resume with cover letter listing relevant coursework, transcript, and one professional reference to explorations@ucdavis.edu