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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

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.

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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.

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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.