MAKING SUBMISSIONS

All undergraduate honors students and recent alumni of member institutions are invited to submit their research or creative projects to be considered for publication in the second volume of Illuminate.  Each submission should be original and not be published in any other regional or national honors publication. Submissions must be received by Friday, May 8, 2020 to be considered for the fall 2020 edition.

All submissions are double-blind, peer-reviewed.  A student is limited to no more than two submissions for each edition of the journal. 

Each submission should include a completed application, which can be found here.  While identifying information should be included on the application, please remove any identifying information from the actual submission, including name, co-authors, e-mail, faculty mentor and institution.   Do not include any identifying information in the file names.  All text submissions should be in the form of an editable document, like Microsoft Word.  PDF files are not acceptable. 

GUIDELINES

Academic Work Guidelines

 

The categories for the 2020 volume of Illuminate are the same as the categories for academic presentations for the NRHC 2020 conference in Albany, New York. The theme of the conference, and thus the theme of the journal, is Finding Your Voice: Speaking Truth to Power. The theme statement can be found here. The full category descriptions can be found here. In short, the categories are:

  • Business, Economics, and Technology

  • Education

  • History, Politics, and Culture

  • Language, Literature, and Philosophy

  • Natural Sciences, Psychology, and Allied Health

  • Media Studies and the Arts

  • Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, and Jurisprudence)

  • Honors Education and Practices

Research papers are limited to a maximum of 5000 words, not including references.  Each paper should include a synopsis or abstract, limited to a maximum of 250 words.  References should be formatted in either APA or MLA style, depending on the standard for the discipline.  Submissions should be double spaced with a size 12 Times New Roman font.

Submissions must include a clear statement of purpose and will be evaluated based on content, analysis, organization, grammar, spelling and formatting.

All digital images should be submitted as jpeg files with a high resolution of at least 300 dpi[AD1] .  Images can be in black and white or color.   For images that have been altered in Photoshop or any other program, both the original and altered image should be submitted.   Images embedded in documents are not acceptable. 

Creative Work Guidelines

 

The following types of creative projects can be accepted:

  • Photography

  • Poetry

  • Short Fiction

  • Creative Nonfiction/Essay

  • Fine Art

  • Illustrations

Creative works should include a title and an artist’s statement, limited to no more than 250 words. 

All digital images should be submitted as jpeg files with a high resolution of at least 300 dpi.  Images can be in black and white or color.   For images that have been altered in Photoshop or any other program, both the original and altered image should be submitted.   Images embedded in documents are not acceptable. 

Any style of poetry can be submitted.

Short fiction is limited to a maximum of 5000 words, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font.

Essays are limited to a maximum of 1500 words, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font.   

SEND US YOUR SUBMISSIONS

You can click here to submit your work for consideration for the 2020 volume of Illuminate.

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