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The University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal’s mission is to showcase articles of exemplary works from a wide range of student scholarship in all fields. Also, the mission includes sharing undergraduate student scholarship in a timely and comprehensive manner as an electronic publication. The journal seeks outstanding research submitted by undergraduate students who have been involved in faculty-mentored research projects and activities related to scholarship.

Publication Format

The UCF URJ is published online at, as well as in PDF format to allow for on-demand print publication. Additionally, manuscripts published in the UCF URJ are cataloged through EBSCO host. EBSCO is an internationally recognized research database which provides access to thousands of journals and articles. Inclusion in the EBSCO database provides even greater opportunity to showcase and disseminate the research conducted by UCF's undergraduate students.

Editor's Welcome

The University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research invites students to develop and share their academic expertise by publishing original scholarship in the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal.

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UCF Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to Ross Cotton for his University of Central Florida Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This award is given to the research study judged most outstanding in each volume of the UCF URJ. To read his award-winning study, "Political Participation and E-Petitioning: An Analysis of the Policy-Making Impact of the Scottish Parliament's E-Petition System," see Volume 6 Issue 1 of the UCF URJ, in our archives.

In This Issue

The Influence of Previous Traumatic Experiences on Haitian Child Refugees' Conceptualization of Fear

Jessy Guler and Courtney Guler | Mentor: Dr. Judit Szente

Forthcoming Articles

An Analysis of the Ecological Theory of Research Participation Applied to a Sample of Young Adult Males

Lisa M. Soler and Adriana Ramirez | Mentor: Dr. Michael Rovito

Upcoming Events

Application Deadline: LEARN Peer Mentors


Summer Research Academy

6/12/2014 – 6/14/2014

Deadline: Burnett Research Scholars - June 18


Workshop: Undergraduate Research - Getting Started


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