Student Research Journal

USM’s Office of Research Administration and Development is pleased to announce a new student research journal, dedicated primarily to highlighting the accomplishments of the numerous students engaged in research, scholarship and creative activity from all academic fields at USM. The journal will be written in an accessible style to reach a broad audience, and all articles will be written by the students themselves. The USM Student Journal of Research & Scholarship will give quality student research important exposure to prospective students, parents, alumni, community members, donors, and the press, while providing a forum for the exchange of research and ideas. The journal will reflect the unique opportunities students, especially undergraduates, have to pursue scholarly activity outside the classroom during their time at USM.

The journal will be published electronically on USM’s Research web site.  Submitting a paper to the journal will expose students to scholarly journal writing, manuscript preparation, and the review process, which is valuable not only for graduate and professional schools, but also for every career.  All papers will be faculty reviewed, and undergo a strict editing process.  All faculty members are invited to serve as reviewers, and will be contacted as subject matter warrants.  If you are interested in serving as a faculty reviewer, or if you have any questions, please send an email to Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh at

Guidelines available for download: Author guidelines and Reviewer guidelines.

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Title of article to be published
First and Last Name(s)
First and last name of author(s). Please separate multiples with a comma (,).
USM Dept or Major
Provide valid e-mail address as point of contact.
Name of USM faculty member mentoring your project.
Provide the names of two (2) USM faculty members who could review your article.
Upload file containing your article. Accepted file types include: DOC, DOCX.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.