Synopsis submissions for Explorations, Volume 11 have closed. 
Submission Who can submit? Deadline
Synopsis Any undergraduate who conducted research at TAMU 6 February 2019 at noon
Full Manuscript Only by invitation after synopsis review 20 March 2019 at noon
Cover Artwork Any undergraduate at TAMU July 2019

Explorations is an interdisciplinary journal open to all undergraduate students who have conducted research or creative scholarship under faculty mentorship at Texas A&M University.

Explorations encourages submissions from all disciplines.

Synopsis Submission

Volume 11 Timeline for Authors

Dates Description
6-Feb-19 Synopsis Deadline
22-Feb-19 Synopsis acceptances will be issued by this date.
25-Feb-19 thru 8-Mar-19 1-on-1 meetings with Explorations editors to refine your synopsis in preparation for a full manuscript submission.
20-Mar-19 Full Manuscript Deadline
12-Apr-19 Full manuscript acceptances will be issued by this date.
15-Apr-19 thru 26-Apr-19 1-on-1 meetings with Explorations editors to refine full manuscripts in preparation for the final article submission.
1-May-19 Final article, original files, faculty approval, and required paperwork deadline
Summer semester Articles undergo two additional rounds of editing by LAUNCH staff and a professional editor. Authors must stay in contact with Explorations staff to manage edits and approvals, and to answer any questions staff may have about article content or design.
November 2019 Journal Release

Editorial Guidelines for Articles

  • 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 to article stage
  • Double blind referee process
  • Approximately 15-20% of submissions are accepted for publication each year