UReCA is the NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Any currently-enrolled undergraduate student may submit their creative or academic work. 


We are a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, so you must remove all identifying marks from the files and file names. Do not include your name as part of the file name. Do not include your college affiliation within your work. The reviewers will only see the documents you attach, so please include your artist statement or other essential information in your upload. Should you have any questions about the submission process, please email us at editor@nchc-ureca.com. 


Regarding length, we ask that submissions be limited to 7,500 words. References do not contribute to word count. In regard to formatting for research papers and essays, we prefer MLA styling for the humanities/creative works and APA styling for all other categories. However, we will accept other styles appropriate to your field if you explicitly note the citation style in your submission. For text that is accompanied by graphics, we may ask that you send those files unembedded from within your document.


Our panel of editors may request that certain edits be implemented as a condition of publication.

UReCA is the national Web journal of undergraduate research and creative activity, sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council. We strive to further the exchange of scientific and creative work between undergraduate students by providing a platform where students can contribute to their academic community. Here is a link to the site: http://www.nchc-ureca.com/.

We are looking to recruit fifteen new Associate Editors with diverse academic backgrounds from universities across the United States. Associate Editors are responsible for the selection of creative work and research articles that will appear on the website. Additionally, Associate Editors provide feedback and revision suggestions to authors of the selected pieces.

The selection of editors for UReCA is a competitive process. Applications should consist of the following:

·       Resume (please only include academic activities or relevant work experience)

·       Statement of interest (single page)

·       A letter of approval from your Honors Director committing to send you to the NCHC conference. This is not a full letter of recommendation but rather a letter of affirmation and support. The letter can be uploaded by the student through Submittable or emailed by the faculty member to editor@nchc-ureca.com.

In order to apply, students must be pursuing their undergraduate degrees and be enrolled in an honors program or college that is a member of NCHC.

The deadline for application is January 18th, 2019. All applications will be handled through our submissions manager: https://ureca.submittable.com/submit

Selected editors will meet at a four-day summer editing bootcamp at Bryce Canyon, Utah, to discuss operation of the journal and selection standards. This trip is funded by NCHC and will occur in early June. You need to be able to attend in order to apply.

UReCA is looking for the highest-quality undergraduate creative submissions. When reviewing submissions, the UReCA Peer Review Board looks for pieces that identify and meet a specific goal with a central idea outlined in the artist/author statement. The piece’s content should take risks and push the reader to think differently, and should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission. 

Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include an artist statement briefly describing your creative piece. If your piece is selected, this statement will be used in the journal as a description of the piece
 

Submissions for the 2018 edition closed on August 10th. All submissions after that date will be considered for the 2019 edition

UReCA is looking for the highest-quality undergraduate academic submissions. A text will be judged on the quality of three components: analysis, content, and organization. Analysis should display a clear, independent voice that creates a compelling argument and should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources. A successful paper addresses current and relevant issues in its respective field, while maintaining accessibility for a general audience. The argument should be engaging and cohesive, following a logical progression of thought; effective arguments are augmented by precise and eloquent language. Grammar, readability, proper formatting, and general correctness of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Submissions may not exceed 7,500 words. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include a brief description of  your piece. If your piece is selected, this 50-150 word blurb may used in navigation sections.

Submissions for the 2018 edition closed on August 10th. All submissions after that date will be considered for the 2019 edition 

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