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Editor's Welcome

The University of Central Florida’s Undergraduate Research invites students to develop and share their academic expertise by publishing original scholarship in The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ).

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Call For Submissions

The Fall 2019 submission deadline is Monday, September 16. We still accept submissions on a rolling basis: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects are eligible for submission.

Fall 2019 submissions should expect to receive a publication decision by the spring and have their manuscript published in the spring or summer if revisions are returned in a timely manner. The URJ will still have rolling submissions outside of the Fall 2019 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 Pegasus Review: UCF 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 URJ is published online at, as well as in PDF format to allow for on-demand print publication. Additionally, manuscripts published in the 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 Kyle Dittmer and Havalend Steinmuller for their 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 URJ. To read 2019's award-winning study "Temperature Effects on Greenhouse Gas Production From Treatment Wetland Soils Along a Nutrient Gradient," see Volume 9 Issue 2.

In This Issue

Studying the Effects of Predatory Presence and Enrichment on Cryptoprocta ferox Behavior

By: Julie Sharpe | Mentor: Frank Logiudice

Oyster Reef Restoration: Impacts on Infaunal Communities in a Shallow Water Estuary

By: Katherine Harris | Mentor: Dr. Linda Walters

In The Previous Issue

Gender Disparities in Depression in Elderly Puerto Ricans

By: Arnaldo Perez-Negron | Mentor: Dr. Fernando Rivera

Forthcoming Articles

Creating a Multi-berry Shrub via Cross Grafting

By: Alexa Laurent | Mentor: Dr. Rani Vajravelu

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