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

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Call For Submissions

The Fall 2018 submission deadline is Monday, September 17th. We still accept submissions on a rolling basis: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects are eligible for submission.

Fall 2018 submissions should expect to receive a publication decision in the spring and have their manuscript published in the summer or fall if revisions are returned in a timely manner. The URJ will still have rolling submissions outside of the Fall 2018 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 Aaron Necaise for his 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 his award-winning study "Perception of Facial Expressions in Social Anxiety and Gaze Anxiety," see Volume 9 Issue 1.

In This Issue

Earthseed Planted: Ecofeminist Teachings in Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower

By: Delia Shahnavaz | Mentor: Farida Cato

Microgravity Experiments on Accretion in the Protoplanetary Disk

By: Addison Brown and Stephanie Jarmak | Mentor: Dr. Joshua Colwell

Code-Switching in Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and Sandra Cisnero's Caramelo

By: Julia Jordan | Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

Forthcoming Articles

Energy Consumption and Routing Model for First Responder Vehicles

By: Alex Rodriguez | Mentor: Dr. Stephen Medeiros

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