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The University of Central Florida’s Office of Undergraduate Research invites students to develop and share their academic expertise by publishing original scholarship in the UCF Undergraduate Research Journal.

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Call For Submissions

The Fall 2017 submission deadline is Monday, September 25th. We still accept submissions on a rolling basis: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects are eligible for submission.

Fall 2017 submissions should expect to receive a publication decision in the fall and have their manuscript published in the spring if revisions are returned in a timely manner. The URJ will still have rolling submissions outside of the Fall 2017 deadline; however, we cannot predict decision and publication dates for rolling submissions.

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We offer consultations on how to take your research and present it in manuscript format. Email or call with your questions.

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The University of Central Florida Undergraduate Research Journal’s mission is to showcase articles of exemplary works from a wide range of student scholarship in all fields.The journal seeks outstanding research submitted by undergraduate students who have been involved in faculty-mentored research projects and activities related to scholarship.

Publication Format

The UCF URJ is published online at, as well as in PDF format to allow for on-demand print publication. Additionally, manuscripts published in the UCF URJ are cataloged through EBSCO host. EBSCO is an internationally recognized research database which provides access to thousands of journals and articles. Inclusion in the EBSCO database provides even greater opportunity to showcase and disseminate the research conducted by UCF's undergraduate students.

UCF Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Congratulations to Tayler Truhan for her University of Central Florida Libraries Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. This award is given to the research study judged most outstanding in each volume of the UCF URJ. To read her award-winning study "Parentification in Deployed and Non-Deployed Military Families: A Preliminary Assessment," see Volume 8 Issue 1.

In This Issue

The Legacy of African Veterans of World War II and their Role in the Independence Movements of the Late Twentieth Century

By: Matthew Patsis | Mentor: Dr. Ezekiel Walker

Social Behavior in a Herd of Captive Male Giraffes

By: Patrick Ziarnowski and Kaidi Fenrich | Mentor: Dr. Ezekiel Walker

Analysis of the Pathomechanism and Treatment of Migraines Related to the Role of the Neuropeptide CGRP

By: Marvi Qureshi | Mentor: Dr. Mohtashem Samsam

Forthcoming Articles

Perception of Facial Expressions in Social Anxiety and Gaze Anxiety

By: Aaron Necaise | Mentor: Dr. Sandra Neer

Upcoming Events

Application Deadline: UCF Undergraduate Research Grant


Workshop: Find & Apply to Summer Off-Campus Research Experiences


Workshop: Find & Apply to Summer Off-Campus Research Experiences


Workshop: How to: Handle Red Ink and Reviews (Feedback in Research)


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