UReCA is The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Select the category that best fits your work and upload your files there. We are a double-blind peer-reviewed journal so please remove all identifying marks from the files and file names. 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. Please mention in your submission note what style you are using. 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 15 pages, double spaced. For honors theses, you may submit condensed versions that fit within the 15-page limit. References do not contribute to page count.

Our panel of editors may request that certain edits be implemented as a condition of publication.
UReCA, the undergraduate Web journal of undergraduate research and creative activity is now accepting applications for positions of Associate Editors. We have ten slots to fill and would love to have a diverse representation of students from NCHC Honors Programs and Colleges across the United States. 

What We Are Looking For:
Undergraduate students from NCHC-sponsored programs with a keen interest in the selection and acquisition of articles, art, and videos and editing (scientific as well as creative works) manuscripts that have been selected for publication. Prior editing experience is a plus, not a requirement.

The selection of editors for UReCA is a competitive process and applications (a single Word file or pdf) should consist of the following: your resume, a statement of interest (1-page), and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the student's college. Please include your major, college, and estimate graduation date on your resume. The deadline for application is February 28th, 2017. All applications will be handled through our submissions site found here: 

Serving as an editor with UReCA includes a five-day summer editing bootcamp. Our most recent bootcamp took place in Bryce Canyon, Utah. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us

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 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.



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.


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.

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 5 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.

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 5,000. For short pieces, you may submit up to three of 500 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 c
over 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 5,000. For flash fiction, you may submit up to three stories of 500 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.