Philosophy of The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research

For more information, please see The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Any undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University who has engaged in scholarly or creative work can submit to The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit their work. Furthermore, the work must be submitted while the author is enrolled as an undergraduate student at Kennesaw State University and completed under the mentorship of a KSU faculty member.

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What Are The Submission Rules?

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to the The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research. If you have concerns about the submission terms for the The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research, please contact the editors.

Manuscripts must be formatted according to the Formatting Requirements (see below).

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The Editor will first review each manuscript, and manuscripts that pass this first round of review will then be reviewed by at least one undergraduate peer and one faculty member. Authors will receive one of three decisions: Accept with Minor Revisions, Major Revisions Required, or Rejection.

  • Accept with Minor Revisions means the manuscript has been accepted for publication in The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research although there are minor changes or revisions required by the editors that the author must complete before publication.
  • Major Revisions Required means that the manuscript has major issues that the author must revise within an 8-week period according to suggestions by the reviewers and editors. The revised manuscript will undergo a final review by the editor before publication; the manuscript may receive this decision multiple times before publication.
  • Rejection means that the manuscript was not accepted for publication. The reviewers will communicate the reason for this decision.

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Formatting Requirements

The authors should use the recommended style of their discipline (for example, APA, MLA, Chicago, APSA). Prior to submitting a manuscript to KJUR, please be sure to check the paper for consistency with the research style guidelines.

The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research also has rules governing the formatting of your cover letter and manuscript submission. See the KJUR Style Guide for details. If you feel there is a conflict between styles, please feel free to contact the editors.

Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word .doc, .docx, or RTF file. Although articles will be converted to a PDF file for final publication, do not submit your file in PDF format, as it will not be reviewed.

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Rights for Authors and DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University all copyright in the article, subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

The Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research applies a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0) to all publications. This license allows Authors and Readers to Share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and Adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material) for any purpose, even commercially. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — Users must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and the original article, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — Users may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

For further questions, please contact the editors or visit the Creative Commons website.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University website and/or software agree not to misuse the DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University service or software in any way.

The failure of DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between DigitalCommons@Kennesaw State University and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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