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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What constitutes “original research”?

Research involves systematic investigation of a question, resulting in establishment of facts or new conclusions. Original research is research that has not already been published.

2. Can I submit if I am a transfer student?

If your research was conducted while you were a student at Auburn, we encourage you to submit your paper. If it was done at your previous institution, we suggest you pursue other publication venues or look into submitting to that school’s journal.

3. Can I submit multiple articles?

Yes, as long as all are original research.

4. May I publish elsewhere?

Each author retains his/her own copyright. However, if your work has already been accepted for publication elsewhere, you must ensure that you are not infringing on copyright for that journal. If the article has not been submitted to or published in any other publication, you may submit to AUJUS. If you wish to publish your research elsewhere in the future, consider submitting a shortened article to AUJUS and a detailed, full-length technical article to a professional journal in your field of study. A short article could be a small, self-contained portion of your research or possibly a summary that draws upon the results of the full-length article.

5. What are the requirements for illustrations?

A maximum of 6 illustrations can be included, although we recommend 3 to 4 per article. Illustrations should be included in the document submitted for consideration. Only include illustrations – tables, graphs, charts or photographs – that are essential to your work. All illustrations must be original work or appropriately modified and cited. Figures published elsewhere may be copyrighted and will require formal permission to publish. If your contribution is accepted, you will be required to submit high-resolution illustrations (300dpi or higher) in .JPEG or .TIFF format.

6. Can a submission have multiple authors?

We encourage jointly authored submissions if the work was done with collaborators. Collaborators can be faculty members, graduate students, or other undergraduate students who have contributed significantly to the work presented.

7. What if I did research at another institution as part of a summer fellowship, etc.?

You can submit your research as long as you were an Auburn student. Please submit two faculty sponsorship forms: one from an Auburn faculty member, and one from your research advisor at the other institution.

8. Are there page charges for publishing in AUJUS?

No, there are no page charges for publication.

9. Will AUJUS be available electronically or in hard copy?

AUJUS will be available in both electronic and hard copy forms.

10. Can faculty members sponsor more than one student?

Yes, a faculty member can sponsor multiple students.

Please direct any other questions to the Editors (undgres@auburn.edu)

Last Updated: July 17, 2014

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