What is Explorations?
Explorations is a multi-disciplinary online journal of undergraduate research published by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Manuscript submissions are open to current UC Davis undergraduates in all disciplines.
Publishing is impressive for graduate school applications and is an essential skill for academia. It shows employers and graduate schools your ability to write and to carry a project through to a conclusion.
How do I submit my paper?
All submissions should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete submission includes: 1) Your double-spaced manuscript; 2) Faculty Sponsor form; 3) Faculty Release form; 4) Copyright form; 5) Student Contact Information form. Explorations receives submissions on a rolling basis. However, authors are encouraged to meet one of the following deadlines in order to get their article published online during this academic year:
December 15, 2016
March 15, 2017
June 15, 2017
Authors may submit articles at any time, but they will not be published in the hard copy folio until the subsequent spring issue.
What is the review process?
The submission is read by faculty, post docs, or graduate students in the student’s discipline. Two reviewers will assess the submission and give remarks.
What is the Explorations cover contest?
We are seeking a front cover image to grace the next issue of Explorations. We are looking for talented students to submit an original art image that answers the question, “What does ‘exploration’ mean to you?” An image and “artist’s statement” should be sent electronically as a jpeg and text file, respectively, to email@example.com no later than Friday, March 17, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.