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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Appropriate research ethics including: originality, proper reference, citation, and documentation practices are followed.
  • The submission file is a PDF, OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format—or presentation formats must be in video and/or audio format.
  • Must be working with a faculty mentor or sponsor (such as a class instructor).
  • Readable/viewable information is provided that is free from grammar, spelling, and ethical issues.
  • Academic practices for font and stylistic continuity have been followed.
  • If applicable, the work is approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) & these procedures are complete before article submission, and the author worked with a faculty mentor for oversight of this aspect of the project. (IRB may not apply to your submission if you’re not researching human subjects.) Indiana University policies that describe uses of IRB can be found at https://policies.iu.edu/policies/rp-11-004-research-human-subjects/index.html
  • A reference list or "Creative-Work” statement is included, and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Read the below copyright notice.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • A signed author contract is submitted to Sue McFadden, smcfadde@iue.edu. (The link to the author contract can be found in the section, "What happens after my work is submitted?")
  • Register for an account to begin the submission process.

What type of work is eligible to be published in  Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East?

  • Literature review
  • Research paper/report
  • Creative work
  • Reflection on an education-travel experience
  • Reflection on the process of finding information and producing a poster/visual presentation
  • A developed audio/automated PowerPoint based on a poster/visual presentation
  • Other visual presentations (video/zoom)
  • Writing about a research project as a research article (Work with faculty mentor for: IRB approval, research ethical requirements, and article content/structure)
    • If the research is not ready to be published, write an article describing your experience in completing your part of the project
  • Recorded presentation of your Student Research Day oral presentation (PowerPoint/video/zoom).

If you have questions about whether your work will be accepted, contact Sue McFadden.

What happens after my work is submitted?

After completing an author contract, submitted student work is vetted in a peer review process by faculty research advisors and the editorial board.

  • Faculty Research Advisor is responsible for content vetting.
  • Section Editors and Journal Editors work to help students perfect a publishable product.
  • Co-Editors provide oversite and assign submissions.

The OJS-USW system manages this process—specifically the selection process for submissions, options for reviewers and editors to work with each submission, make suggestions, and accept or reject the submissions.