UReCA is The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in any college or university may submit works. Select the category that best fits your work and upload your files there. Please give your college/university email with the submission form. 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. Should you have any questions about the submission process please email us at editor@nchc-ureca.com. 


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. Please mention in your submission note what style you are using if any (no style required for creative works such as fiction or poetry). For text files, please double-space and use page numbering. A font such as Times should be used. For text that is accompanied by graphics, we may ask that you send those files unembedded from within your document.


Regarding length, we ask that submissions be limited to 7,500 words, double spaced. For theses, you may submit condensed versions that fit within the 7,500-word limit. References do not contribute to word count.


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

Please submit your work here for Science and Technology pieces

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

 Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.



Please submit your work here for Business and Commerce.

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.


Please submit your work here for Health and Professional Sciences. 

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.

Please submit your work here for Humanities.

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.

Please submit your work here for Social Sciences

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

 Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.


Please submit your work here for Honor's Research pieces

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. You should use an appropriate number of scholarly sources as well. 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 the content of an entry will also determine its success. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Suggested maximum word count is 7,500. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

 Make sure to include a cover letter briefly describing your research.



Upload your audio and video files here. 

UReCA is looking for the highest quality undergraduate creative activity 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. The piece should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.


You may also upload a text document that has a link to your file. For files over 10 MB, please arrange to email those to us: editor@nchc-ureca.com.


Make sure to include a cover letter with an artist's statement about the work.

UReCA is looking for the highest quality undergraduate creative activity 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. The piece should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

The preferred method to send your files is with a single pdf document that has the files embedded in it. Please limit image submissions to six at a time. You may upload individual files and they should be saved as Web images at 72 to 96 dpi. You may save the files as jpg, png, or gif.

Make sure to include a cover letter with an artist's statement about the work.

Please submit your essay here. 

UReCA is looking for the highest quality undergraduate creative activity 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. The piece should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.


Maximum word count is 7,500. For short pieces, you may submit up to three of 1,000 words or less in a single file. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

Make sure to include a cover letter with an artist's statement about the work.

Please submit your short story here. 

UReCA is looking for the highest quality undergraduate creative activity 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. The piece should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.


Maximum word count is 7,500. For flash fiction, you may submit up to three stories of 1,000 words or less in a single file. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.


Make sure to include a cover letter with an artist's statement about the work.

Please submit 1-5 poems in a single document. Do not include any identifying information in the document or in the file name.

UReCA is looking for the highest quality undergraduate creative activity 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. The piece should demonstrate a mastery of style and exhibit a distinctive voice. The UReCA Peer Review Board looks forward to your submission.

Make sure to include a cover letter with an artist's statement about the work.
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