Skip to Main Content

Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the UMBC Review! For the best chances of having your work be accepted for publication, please make sure your paper conforms to our style guide (see #3 below). To be published in the UMBC Review, it is necessary for your research to have been completed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as an undergraduate student, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Papers should be 8-30 pages in length, including title page and bibliography.

All papers submitted for publication in the Review must include the following:

    1. Application Form
    2. Your paper (8-20 pages), uploaded to the application form, as a Word document. The paper must conform to the UMBC Review Style Guidelines
    3. Author Bio and Research Journey- Please submit a 200 word description of how you came to study this topic. The point of this paragraph is to demystify the process of doing research or creative work for the reader. What sparked your interest in this research? Who helped you to complete it? Why are you passionate about it? What courses, professors, or readings inspired you? Also include a 150 word biography that includes your name, major(s),/minor(s), graduation date, professional acknowledgements, honors/scholars program affiliations, future academic and career goals.
    4. Include a 200 word abstract that summarizes your project.This should be written for non-experts in the field, and should include your research question, scholarly relevance, description of your methods, major findings, and implications.
    5. Please list at least 2 off-campus faculty reviewers appropriate for this submission, and their contact information.
Papers may be submitted to the UMBC Review at any time during the year. The Review is published once a year in April and premiers at URCAD.If you have any questions about these guidelines, please e-mail the editors at or Dr. Molly Jones-Lewis at

Sponsored by The Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs (UAA)

Contact the editors at