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The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina

EXPLORATIONS celebrates the ingenuity, creativity, and engaged learning being undertaken by undergraduates throughout the state. Originating as a companion to the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium ( Explorations offers the opportunity for undergraduates at any 2- or 4-year college or university across the state to be published in a peer-reviewed journal and showcase their exciting work.

Who is eligible?

The primary author or authors must be undergraduates at a 2- or 4-year college or university in the state of North Carolina working on original research under the direction of a faculty mentor. Works may be co-authored. Students at NCSSM are also eligible.

What to Submit?

We are seeking research papers, critical essays (literature / research reviews, articles written on a particular topic), or media submissions of performing/fine arts endeavors. The text of the paper should be no more than 6000 words.

What Disciplines are Included?

  • Biological, Earth, and Physical Sciences
  • Business and Law
  • Creative writing and Discourse
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Visual Arts and Design

Deadline for submissions: June 1

Submissions and Author Instructions