AUJUS Submission Information

Submitting to the AUJUS

There are two avenues for submitting your research for publication in the AUJUS: the Research Highlight or a Research Article. 

A "Research Highlight" serves as a publication option for students whose research is in progress or who wish to share research results with a broad, general audience. A "Highlight," 1-2 pages in length, is also a good option for students who plan to publish their complete research study in a professional or technical journal in their field. 

A "Research Article" is a longer contribution (see guidelines) of original work that embodies quality scholarship. Although it may not capture all the details of a full scholarly project, it serves as a publication option in their discipline. Like the "Research Highlight," it should be understandable to a broad audience of readers. 

Research Highlights and Articles

What to Submit
  • “Highlights” should be brief summaries (limit 500 words) that capture the author’s research objective, the methods used to achieve the objective, and the study’s importance. If the author has completed the research, the study’s conclusions or key findings can be summarized.  “Highlights” should be written for a general but educated audience, not for an expert in the field in study. is needed.
  • Articles (suggested max. 10 pages, double-spaced, not including illustrations) that constitute original research and quality scholarship are welcome. For definition of "original work," see FAQs. Along with the article, a Faculty Sponsorship Form is needed.
How to Submit
  • Submit using the Research Highlight Formatting Guidelines (found below) to undgres@auburn.edu with the subject line "AUJUS Submission." Please submit your Highlight in a .docx file type.
  • Submit the Article in a Microsoft Word file and the Faculty Sponsorship Form as an e-mail attachment to undgres@auburn.edu with the subject line "AUJUS Submission." Please submit your article in a .docx file type.
Submission Deadlines

Research Highlights and Articles can be submitted by Auburn University undergraduate researchers at any time. All submissions will be reviewed for suitability and revision may be requested. Once accepted for publication, Research Articles and Highlights will be published online.

Eligibility
  • Highlights and Articles must be authored by current Auburn University undergraduate students or students who have graduated within one year of the publication date. Secondary authors may be faculty mentors, graduate students, or other undergraduate students who have contributed significantly to the work.
  • Research Highlights do not require a faculty sponsorship form, but a faculty sponsor must provide a "Statement of Research Advisor." These 1-2 sentences should describe what you have contributed to your field of research.
  • All Article submissions must have a faculty sponsor, who must complete the Faculty Sponsorship Form.
Reviewing Process

Submissions will be initially screened by editors for quality and appropriateness. Those selected for further consideration will be distributed to reviewers with the appropriate expertise. Authors may be asked to revise contributions. Only those submissions deemed acceptable by the editorial board will be published. Please note that the review process typically takes from 4 to 12 weeks.

Research Article Formatting Guidelines

Format for Articles

Submissions should be no more than 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including illustrations or the Faculty Sponsorship Form) with 1" margins and should follow APA Style. Information on APA Style can be found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Sixth Edition) or on the APA Style website. To help provide an unbiased review, authorship information should be removed from the text and included on the article submission form only.

Articles should be ordered as follows:

  • Title
  • Abstract [less than 300 words]
  • Body
  • Acknowledgments
  • References

Materials requiring alternative formatting will be considered upon special request to the editors. For assistance, contact undgres@auburn.edu.

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