Deadlines

We accept submissions on a rolling basis; however, the deadline for the Spring issue is early October, and the deadline for our Fall issue is early February. All submissions received after the submission deadline will be considered for future issues of EURJ.

Important Documents

These documents describe important requirements and formatting information that must be used for a submission to enter the review process. Please read them carefully!

 

Formatting Details

Articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc) only (we no longer accept articles submitted in PDF format).

Fonts. Please be consistent and use a ‘standard’ font, e.g. 12-point Times New Roman, Arial, or Helvetica. For superscripts or subscripts, please apply actual super/subscript format; do not use ‘raised’ or ‘lowered’ formats. For mathematical symbols, Greek letters, and other special characters, use ‘insert’, ‘symbol’ and then select ‘(normal text)’ or ‘symbol’ as the font. Use of other fonts can cause translation problems.

Page layout. Text should be single spaced; paragraphs should be separated by a single (hit ‘enter’ once), not double, space.

Reference citations. Please title your heading as ‘References‘ (not ‘Works Cited’ or Bibliography’). Reference style should be consistent (preferably APA style formatting). Use superscripts for citations (see above example), not ‘raised’ format.

Tables. Any tables, charts, or graphs should be formatted in Word or EXCEL. We do not accept ‘images’ or screenshots of tables, charts, or graphs.

All submissions must include:

Questions

What happens after I submit?

Submissions are first reviewed by our student editors, who select the articles they think are the best in each topic (Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences). Next, the student selected articles are read by faculty reviewers who have been selected based on their field of expertise as it relates to each paper. The faculty reviewers will submit comments about the general research (methodology, data analysis, interpretation, hypothesis, etc.) and recommend whether or not the submission should be published as is or with revisions. Every article will be subjected to several rounds of revisions for content and grammar, depending on the comments of the faculty reviewer. After the final version is submitted, the article will be published on our website and in our printed journal.

Who can I contact for submission help?

Direct your submission-related questions to: eurjstaff [at] gmail [dot] com

Can I submit my work to other journals after publishing in EURJ?

After publication in EURJ, authors maintain full copyright ownership of their work. As specified by our Author Agreement Form, authors grant us only a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, distribute, reprint, perform, publicly display and otherwise use the whole or any part of the manuscript in any form or medium. Therefore, after publishing in EURJ, authors are free to do what they want with their manuscript, which includes submitting identical or similar manuscripts elsewhere. However, bear in mind that another publisher is less likely to publish an article identical to one already published in EURJ. Publication in EURJ constitutes what publishers call “prior publication”. We recommend that you build upon any work in EURJ before submitting a manuscript based on the same research to another publication. Research published in EURJ should ideally form only a portion of such a manuscript, and it should be significantly rewritten. Be clear with any potential publisher that EURJ has published a portion of the work under the license terms described above.

Some publishers require an exclusive transfer of rights in their author’s agreement. This language would be in conflict with our author’s agreement. You can consult the websites of journals in which you may want to publish to determine whether this is the case. If you are submitting the manuscript in a journal with an exclusive transfer of rights agreement, you can negotiate a revision of the author’s agreement. Again, be clear with any potential publisher that EURJ has published a portion of the work and you require a revision of the terms before signing a new author’s agreement.

Finally, publishing in EURJ in no way affects submission of an honors thesis to Emory’s Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Repository. If material published in EURJ is incorporated into your honors thesis or any other academic publication (journal publication, conference proceeding, dissertation,etc.), it is an academic best practice to cite yourself.