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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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Call For Submissions

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SPRING 2016 SUBMISSIONS: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects. Deadline: February 5.

Spring 2016 submissions should expect to receive a publication decision in the spring and have their manuscript published in the summer. The URJ will still have rolling submissions outside of the Spring 2016 deadline; however, we cannot predict decision and publication dates for rolling submissions.

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We offer consultations on how to take your research and present it in manuscript format. Email or call with your questions.

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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.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.

UCF Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to Kaylin Ratner for her 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 her award-winning study "The Role of Parenting and Attachment in Identity Style Development," see Volume 7 Issue 1 of the UCF URJ in our archives.

In This Issue

The Use of Mobile Applications in Preventive Care and Health-Related Conditions: A Review of the Literature

By: Naomi Ringer | Mentor: Dr. Leslee D'Amato-Kubiet

Parentification in Deployed and Non-Deployed Military Families: A Preliminary Assessment

By: Tayler Truhan | Mentor: Dr. Sandra Neer

Forthcoming Articles

The Effect of Misogynistic Humor on Millenials' Perception of Women

By: Natasha Vashist | Mentor: Dr. Chrysalis Wright

Upcoming Events

Application Deadline: Showcase of Undergraduate Research


Application Deadline: Burnett Research Scholars - Summer Grants


Workshop: UCF Summer Fellowship and Research Grant Overview


Workshop: UCF Summer Fellowship and Research Grant Overview


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