Student Publication Opportunities
Graduate and undergraduate student scholarship stands at the heart of university life and is one of the most rewarding ways for students to contribute to their field of study.
Aquila: The FGCU Student Research JournalToggle More Info
Editorial Assistant, Julia Hammond
Project Manager, Kelly Canaday
A central aim of Aquila (Online ISSN: 2572-6021) is to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the revision and publication process. Students will receive mentorship all along the way, from preparing their work for submission, to incorporating reviewer comments, to final edits before publication. We want you to take your critical thinking and written/creative analysis from the classroom to the wider community of scholars. To do that, we work with students to transform their research into a published article. This work can start as original research conducted for a graduate program, capstone projects, honors theses, and posters. It can also start as research papers, in-depth literature reviews, case studies, or creative pieces in upper-level courses. No matter where it begins, the end is the same: a publication!
Aquila has a rolling deadline and will accept submissions up to one year after graduation. All submissions are formally reviewed by the Editorial Board and faculty experts. We hope that students will develop their skills as writers and researchers through the review process.
We are happy to help you through the process of publication! For more information or for assistance on the process or how to submit, please email Dr. Eichbauer in the Office of Scholarly Innovation & Student Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.Aquila is a member of the Florida Online Journals, which includes other scholarly journals hosted by the FLVC Library Services.
To submit your article for publication, click here to access the submission portal. You will need to create an account so please use an email address that you check frequently.
Remember, publishing an article in Aquila completes the Undergraduate Research Badge!
The Editorial Board and faculty experts will review submissions according to the following rubric.
Does the abstract summarize the article accurately?
Is the thesis statement, hypothesis and/or research question clear?
Is the literature review sufficient, i.e., appropriate in breadth and length and demonstrates the scope of the scholarship?
Are findings described objectively and is the analysis done thoroughly? Does the structure of the paper have a methodological flow?
Are major ideas/results/findings recapitulated in the conclusion/discussion section?
Are citations and notes appropriate and is the quality of sources sound?
Is the writing clear and arguments focused?
Is the paper free from jargon or too much disciplinary specificity? Are key terms defined?
Did the paper use the style appropriate to the discipline (Chicago, APA, or MLA) consistently?
Overall, did the author submit a well-organized, clearly written, and grammatically correct paper?
Overall Assessment of the Submission
_____ Accept with no revisions
_____ Accept with minor revisions (provide feedback to authors)
_____ Major revisions with opportunity to resubmit (provide feedback to authors)
Reviewer comments to the author to help improve the submission:
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Florida Undergraduate Research Journal (FURJ)Toggle More Info
FURJ publishes scholarship peer-reviewed according to disciplinary standards. It gives students a venue for publication that is a step beyond their campus journal.
Click on the cover to submit an article for publication.