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.Read more »
NOW ACCEPTING FALL 2015 SUBMISSIONS: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects.
Deadline: September 18th
Fall 2015 submissions should expect to receive a publication decision in the fall and have their manuscript published in the spring. The URJ will still have rolling submissions outside of the Fall 2015 deadline; however, we cannot predict decision and publication dates for rolling submissions.For more information, click here.
SUBMIT original research
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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.
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.
The UCF URJ is published online at urj.ucf.edu, 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.
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.
Teaching "Like a Girl":
Student Reflection of the Benefits and Challenges of Feminist Pedagogy
By: Ashley Torres | Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
Improving Community-Based Shoreline Erosion Stabilization Projects: Impacts of Potential Nurse Plants on Red Mangrove Biomass Production and Survival
By: Paula Yespelkis and Melinda Donnelly | Mentor: Dr. Linda Walters
The Efficacy of Peer Presentations for English Language Learners
By: Courtney A. Roy | Mentor: Dr. Dan Ezell
The Impact of Culture on Students' Motivation to Acquire a Second Language
By: Irina Pidberejna | Mentor: Dr. Alla Kourova
"On That Day We Will Be Free": Reflecting Women's Real
Experiences in Joanna Russ's The Female Man and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
By: Victoria League | Mentor: Ms. Farida Cato
Positive Outcomes of Divorce: A Multi-Method Study on the
Effects of Parental Divorce on Children
By: Grant Mohi | Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz
Parentification in Deployed and Non-Deployed Military Families: A Preliminary Assessment
By: Tayler Truhan | Mentor: Dr. Sandra Neer