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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Submission Guidelines.
  • No personal information is included in the submission document, including author name, course name, or professor name.
  • The submission file is a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). For art/open media genres, submissions should be in .jpeg or audio/video format.

Author Guidelines

The Honors Journal is an interdisciplinary scholarly journal that accepts submissions from all undergraduates who attend the University of Colorado Boulder. Students do not need to be a part of the Honors Program to submit their work or be selected for publication. The Journal is published in both print and digital editions. Submissions are not limited in number of genre; we encourage you to submit a variety of work. The deadline for all submissions is November 30. 

Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.

  • When you register:  For "Affiliation" you can list University of Colorado Boulder and/or a research lab with which you are affiliated.
  • Please Log in to submit additional work after you register

Make sure to review the submission guidelines before submitting.

We accept submissions in each of the following categories:

-Art (images submitted must be at least 300 DPI)
-Creative Nonfiction
-Environmental Design and Engineering
-Gender & Ethnic Studies (includes: text-based, visual, performance, spoken word, and other forms of work that address gender and racial-ethnic identity and/or oppression)
-Humanities (includes: literature, philosophy, history, and other disciplines in the Humanities)
-Natural Sciences (includes: biology, ecology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, geography, and other disciplines in the Natural Sciences)
-Open Media (includes:  digital art, music or audio, video, dance, documentaries, film, musical or theatrical or dance performances, set design, advertising, and art produced through other means)
-Social Sciences (includes: geography, anthropology, sociology, international affairs, and other disciplines in the Social Sciences)
When you go to submit your work, you will be prompted with an "Abstract" box. In that space, please include media type, dimensions (height x width x depth in inches) of the artwork, an Artist's Statement, and note if your work is part of a series.

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Author Agreement

Authors whose work is accepted and who publish with The University of Colorado Honors Journal agree to the following terms: 1. The Author retains copyright in the Work, where the term “Work” shall include all objects that may result in subsequent electronic or print publication or distribution. 2. Upon acceptance of the Work, the author shall grant to the Publisher the right of first publication of the Work. 3. The Author shall grant to the Publisher and its agents the nonexclusive perpetual right and license to publish, archive, and make accessible the Work in whole or in part in all forms of media now or hereafter known under a non-exclusive license, which grants the Journal the right to copy, distribute, and transmit the Work under the following conditions: a. Right of publication in the print format of the journal; b. Right of publication in the online and/or digital format of the journal; c. Right to use in promotional or other journal-related activities, as defined by the journal. 4. Upon Publisher’s request, the Author agrees to furnish promptly to Publisher, at the Author’s own expense, written evidence of the permissions, licenses, and consents for use of third-party material included within the Work, except as determined by Publisher to be covered by the principles of Fair Use. 5. The Author represents and warrants that: a. the Work is the Author’s original work; b. the Author has not transferred, and will not transfer, exclusive rights in the Work to any third party; c. the Work is not pending review or under consideration by another publisher; d. the Work has not previously been published; e. the Work contains no misrepresentation or infringement of the Work or property of other authors or third parties; and f. the Work contains no libel, invasion of privacy, or other unlawful matter. 6. The Author agrees to indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from Author’s breach of the representations and warranties contained above, as well as any claim or proceeding relating to Publisher’s use and publication of any content contained in the Work, including third-party content. 11-August-2014