UMBC Review

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The UMBC Review is a peer-reviewed publication, completely directed by UMBC undergraduate students. All of the articles published in the UMBC Review go through a rigorous peer review process. The Review is indebted to the anonymous off-campus faculty reviewers who volunteer their time to assure the high quality of our publication. We are proud to produce the publication in print format.

Submissions for the 25th edition will take place this summer. We invite researchers of all disciplines to submit their work to our journal then. The Review offers a rewarding opportunity to get your undergraduate research published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

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Deadlines For Submissions

  • The Priority deadline: August 20, 2022
  • The General deadline: September 16, 2022
  • Deadline for submissions are closed.

Students who submit by the priority deadline receive initial comments on their papers before the final deadline. Students who have graduated, but conducted research as undergraduates within the last year, are eligible to submit their work.

Publish your research from a summer REU, capstone, honors thesis, or other independent work. All majors welcome! Boost your resume or grad school application by becoming a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

Free copies of the current issue are available for pick up at the Office of Undergraduate Research (AOK Library, 216 D).

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UMBC Review Staff

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Clair Volkening
CAHSS Editor

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Madelyn Pollack
Associate CAHSS Editor

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Irina Sbornova
STEM Editor

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Oliver Santos
Associate STEM Editor

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Jordan Fisher
Graphic Artist

Molly Jones-Lewis

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Ancient Studies

Laura Schraven
Visual Arts

Journal of Undergraduate Research 2023 vol.24

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Christina Dee
Meghan Kwon
Julia Neylan


Clustered Cell Migration: Modeling Boundary Forces

Esther Olajide, Irina Sbornova, and Madi Kore

Biological Sciences

Breast Cancer-Induced Changes in Adipose Tissue Morphology


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