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Editor's Welcome

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 Spring 2018 submission deadline is Monday, February 5th. We still accept submissions on a rolling basis: student research articles, essays, and adapted thesis projects are eligible for submission.

Spring 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 Spring 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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Mission

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 urj.ucf.edu, 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 Casey Craig, Courtney Buck, Chelsea Landau, and Jordan Filipponi 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 UCF URJ. To read their award-winning study "The Impact of Crown Conch on Intertidal Oyster Populations in Mosquito Lagoon," see Volume 9 Issue 1.

In This Issue

Mechanisms of Vortex Oscillation in a Fluidic Flow Meter

By: Mohammed Al-Muqbel and Peshala Gamage | Mentor: Dr. Hansen Mansy

In the Previous Issue

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

Perception of Facial Expressions in Social Anxiety and Gaze Anxiety

By: Aaron Necaise | Mentor: Dr. Sandra Neer

Forthcoming Articles

Temperature Effects on Greenhouse Gas Production From Treatment Wetland Soils Along a Nutrient Gradient

By: Kyle Dittmer and Havalend Steinmuller | Mentor: Dr. Lisa Chambers

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