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Guidelines for Prospective Authors

If you wish to submit a paper for publication in the UMBC Review, please note the following guidelines carefully. Due to the tight production deadlines for publishing the Review, we cannot accept papers that do not meet these guidelines. To be published in the UMBC Review, it is necessary that your research was completed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as an undergraduate student. In most cases, papers exceeding 30 double-spaced pages will not be considered.

All papers submitted for publication in the Review must be in the form of a packet to be submitted to the UMBC Review office in Sherman Hall, Rm. 489. This packet must include:

  1. Information Form:
  2. Advisor Recommendation Form   and letter of recommendation from your advisor in a sealed envelope with your advisor's signature over the seal.
  3. The original typescript of the paper on plain white paper. The paper should be bound with a paperclip and must conform to the UMBC Review 2014 STYLE GUIDELINES .
  4. A written description about the source of each image in your article. If the image is not your own, please include explicit proof that the image is approved for printing, or where the UMBC Review can find information about image permissions.
  5. Demystification Paragraph: A paragraph that introduces your paper and explains how you came to study this particular topic. This should not exceed two hundred words. The point of this paragraph is to demystify the process of doing research or creative work for UMBC Review readers.
  6. An electronic submission of your paper should be completed through the following online form:

Papers may be submitted to the UMBC Review at any time during the year. The Review is published once a year in April. Papers submitted by September 23 will be considered for the upcoming issue. Papers submitted after Sept. 23 will be considered for the following issue.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please e-mail the editors at or Dr. Susan McDonough at