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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.
  • The faculty mentor has reviewed the article against the rubric prior to submission and signed the Faculty Verification form (
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text is double spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  • FURJ only accepts essays of original research from undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a Florida institution of higher education.
  • Essays from all disciplines are welcome.
  • FURJ accepts essays on a rolling basis. Though the journal is printed annually, an essay will be assigned a DOI and be posted on the website when the revision process is completed. We understand that DOIs are important for graduate schools and employers.
  • Essays must be submitted with verification signed by faculty mentor / instructor confirming s/he has reviewed the submission for structure, content, and language.
  • Essays should be no more than 8000 words with notes.
  • Essays should be formatted with 1" margins, Times New Roman, 12pt. font, double spaced.
  • Essays should use the citation style relevant to that discipline.
  • Graphs, charts, and figures should be labelled according to the citation style of your discipline.
  • Essays can be submitted either as a Word or Pdf document with each line numbered. Insert the line numbers in the Word document before converting the file to a pdf. To do this in Word go to Layout – Page Setup – Line Numbers.
  • Essays should be completely redacted of all author identifiers when submitted. Essays should not include the names of the author(s), faculty mentor, or school.

Research Articles

This section focuses on original research conducted in capstone projects, honors theses, posters, or revisions of a research paper written for a course. Be sure to work with your professor in order to transform it into a publication.

Prior to submission, your faculty mentor must complete the Faculty Verification Form, which should be included with the submission of your essay.

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