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Submission Who can submit? Deadline
Cover Artwork Any undergraduate at TAMU 24 July 2017 at noon
Synopsis Any undergraduate who conducted research at TAMU 23 January 2018 at noon
Full Manuscript Only by invitation after synopsis review 21 March 2018 at noon

Explorations is an interdisciplinary journal open to all undergraduate students who have conducted research under faculty mentorship at Texas A&M University. Explorations encourages submissions from all disciplines.

The deadline to submit a synopsis for Explorations Volume 10 was January 23 at noon.
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(First, login to google.tamu.edu with your NetID and password.)

How does this work?

First, answer a few short questions about your project in our online form (this will be your synopsis submission). Synopses are reviewed by the Explorations Editorial Board and Faculty Reviewers. If your synopsis is chosen after a round of review, you will be invited to write and submit a full manuscript (1000-2500 words) describing your project and its impact in a manner accessible to a broad audience. Synopsis selections will be announced in February 2018 and will include further guidelines and procedures. Submission of a synopsis indicates your willingness to submit a full manuscript. Full manuscripts must follow the format outlined by the Explorations Editorial Board and undergo a second round of review before final selections are announced. Successful submissions will be published in Volume 10 of Explorations in fall 2018. More detailed information about the submission and publication process can be found on our FAQs page.

Editorial Guidelines for Full Manuscripts

  • Microsoft Word format only
  • Title centered at top of first page
  • 1,000 and 2,500 words for articles
  • 500 word minimum for creative work sidebars
  • Up to 3,000 words for short stories plus a 500 word sidebar
  • 12-point, Times New Roman font
  • Double-spaced text
  • 1-inch document margins
  • Figures, images, tables, etc., can be placed in the document
  • Figures, images, tables, etc., must have titles and/or captions
  • Maximum of 10 references/citations
  • Faculty advisor approval required if accepted
  • Do not include names or personal information on the document
  • Double blind referee process
  • Approximately 20% of submissions are accepted for publication