NRHC Journal

General Guidelines for Submission

All undergraduate honors students and recent alumni of member institutions are invited to submit their research or creative projects to be considered for publication in the inaugural edition of the NRHC Journal (official title forthcoming).  Each submission should be original and not be published in any other regional or national honors publication.  Submissions must be received by June 14 to be considered for the fall edition.

All submissions are double-blind, peer-reviewed.  A student is limited to no more than two submissions for each edition of the journal. 

Each submission should include a completed application, which can be found here.  While identifying information should be included on the application, please remove any identifying information from the actual submission, including name, co-authors, E-mail, faculty mentor and institution.   Do not include any identifying information in the file names.  All text submissions should be in the form of an editable document, like Microsoft Word.  PDF files are not acceptable. 

Categories for Academic Papers:

The following categories are inspired by the theme Generating Power: Impact. Influence. Endurance.

Business, Economics, and Technology

The generation of power, its impact, influence and its ability to endure are at the heart of this strand which encourages proposals that explore how power functions in business, economics and technology and has a lasting impact on the lives of towns, cities, states, and countries.

Education

This strand encourages proposals that explore the power (whether real or imagined) that the system of education in the US wield, and the importance of honors education. We welcome proposals that examine ways in which our system of education copes or can cope with the intellectual and practical impasse we seem to be experiencing in the United States.

History, Politics, and Culture

This strand seeks proposals that address the complexities of history, politics, and culture and their connection to power as impact, influence, and endurance.

Language, Literature, and Philosophy

We welcome proposals for this strand that examine how literature, philosophy, and language can generate power that changes lives, creates social movements, and shapes how the people of different periods in history, including our own, view themselves, others and the world. 

Media Studies and the Arts

This strand welcomes proposals that examine ways in which media and the arts—how media, artists, and art forms–have harnessed power and continue to do so to help define the times in which we live.

Science, Mathematics, and Health

This strand seeks proposals that examine the intersection of science and math and the benefits that both can bring to the health of humans and the environments in which they live. It also focuses on the power of science and mathematics to describe the universe in both real and imaginary terms. 

Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)

This strand seeks proposals that explore the competing perspectives, methodologies, and explanatory models in the social sciences. Disciplines within the social sciences study human phenomena but from different epistemologies..  Of particular interest are presentations that challenge prevalent theories and/or the use of innovative research technologies that yield new understandings about individual groups, communities, and institutions.

Guidelines for Academic Papers

Research papers are limited to a maximum of 5000 words, not including references.  Each paper should include a synopsis or abstract, limited to a maximum of 250 words.  References should be formatted in either APA or MLA style, depending on the standard for the discipline.  Submissions should be double spaced with a size 12 Times New Roman font.

Submissions must include a clear statement of purpose and will be evaluated based on content, analysis, organization, grammar, spelling and formatting.

All digital images should be submitted as jpeg files with a high resolution of at least 300 dpi[AD1] .  Images can be in black and white or color.   For images that have been altered in Photoshop or any other program, both the original and altered image should be submitted.   Images embedded in documents are not acceptable. 

Categories for Creative Projects:

  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Short Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction/Essay
  • Fine Art
  • Illustrations

Guidelines for Submission of Creative Works

Creative works should include a title and an artist’s statement, limited to no more than 250 words. 

All digital images should be submitted as jpeg files with a high resolution of at least 300 dpi.  Images can be in black and white or color.   For images that have been altered in Photoshop or any other program, both the original and altered image should be submitted.   Images embedded in documents are not acceptable. 

Any style of poetry can be submitted.

Short fiction is limited to a maximum of 5000 words, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font.

Essays are limited to a maximum of 1500 words, double spaced, size 12 Times New Roman font.   

Remember, the final deadline for submissions is Friday, June 14. Please click here to access the submission form. All questions about the NRHC Journal can be directed to Prof. Kathryn MacDonald (kmacdonald@monroecollege.edu)