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Explorations Volume 9 Synopsis Submission

Open application dates:
Monday, August 8, 2016 04:18 PM - Monday, January 30, 2017 12:00 PM


This is the application for the Explorations Volume 9 Synopsis Submission. Completion of this application indicates a willingness to submit a full article for publication in Explorations: the Texas A&M Undergraduate Journal.

Your responses to the questions asked in this application should be thoughtful, detailed and succinct, as they will be combined to create a synopsis that will be reviewed by the Explorations Editorial Board and Faculty Reviewers. Should your synopsis be accepted, you will be invited to submit a full article at the end of February.

We encourage you to write the answers to our free response questions in a separate document to help develop your answers. If you navigate away from this page, your answers may be lost.

If you have not already, visit http://ugr.tamu.edu/Explorations/Submissions to read the full application instructions. For tips on how to write successful responses, visit our FAQs.

The deadline to submit a Vol. 9 Pre-Submission Synopsis is Friday, December 2, 2016 Monday, January 30, 2017 (extended deadline) at noon.

Additional Considerations

  • Answers to the application questions should be clear, concise and understandable to a general audience.
  • Any technical jargon must be defined; limit use of technical jargon.
  • Keep in mind that submitting a synopsis indicates the willingness and capability to submit a full article (maximum 2,500 words). All final data must be obtained by February 2016.
  • Projects must be original:
    • Research must performed under the supervision of a Texas A&M University faculty member, while you were enrolled as an undergraduate at a Texas A&M University campus.
  • Projects must be interesting and relevant to a general audience:
    • Explorations is not only distributed to the campus community, but to parents, businesses, other universities, donors, etc. Assume that your audience is not necessarily familiar with your field of study.
    • Focus on impacts and the big picture.
    • Only write about technical implementation/methods as it relates to above.
  • Faculty approval (endorsement) is required for all article submissions. Formal faculty approval will be requested at a later date.
    • Only ONE submission per team. Please identify a Primary Contact for your team before submitting. Please email us at explorations@tamu.edu for further instructions for teams.
Submission of a proposal indicates a commitment to a full article if your synopsis is provisionally accepted. If your synopsis is chosen, you will be asked to write an article between 1000 and 2500 words describing your work and its significance in a manner accessible to a broad audience. Authors work with editors and board members to polish their articles. The articles also undergo a second round of faculty and student review. Final articles are chosen from the submission. Provisionally accepted articles undergo further editing and a final review and supporting paperwork (copyright, author biographies, faculty advisor endorsement, etc.) are required for publication. 

If you are not a student at Texas A&M University, please use the following form:
Non-TAMU Synopsis Submission

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