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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • YSW uses a 2-step submission process.
    Authors first submit an abstract of their project and then will receive instructions on how to submit their complete manuscript.  Submit your abstract now: https://tinyurl.com/YSWvol18submission
  • When invited to submit your manuscript, you will need to make sure:
    • your name and institutional affiliation do not appear on the manuscript.
      • your submission file is in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docs).
        • your manuscript falls within our length policies (Articles are 10-25 pages double spaced; Comments & Responses are 2-5 pages double spaced; First-Year Spotlight submissions are 5-25 pages double-spaced; and Methodological Reflections are 3-8 pages double spaced).
          • your submission follows current MLA format. (Exceptions: delete any MLA headers from your document that include your name, and do not use a separate title page.)
            • If your research involves human subjects, you've obtained IRB clearance for the research from your institution, or your faculty mentor has determined IRB review is unnecessary. (If you are unsure whether your research requires IRB review or whether your research has IRB clearance, consult with your faculty mentor.) Contact the Editor at YoungScholars.Editor@gmail.com with any questions.

            • You will also need to complete Faculty Certification

              1. Under Step 1 "Starting Your Submission," add a note in the Comments for the Editor box listing your faculty mentor's name and email address. 
                 
              2. Be sure you have notified your faculty mentor at your school of this submission and asked them to e-mail the Editor at YoungScholars.Editor@gmail.com to certify that you are the author of the work you're submitting, and that you were an undergraduate when you wrote it. Your faculty mentor should note if the "Inclusion" statement on the journal's homepage speaks to you or your work.

Author Guidelines

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric is an international peer-reviewed journal. We publish research and theoretical articles by undergraduates of all majors and years on the subjects of rhetoric, writing, writers, discourse, language, and related topics. For Volume 18, we invite undergraduates, including students in first-year writing, to share research-based submissions on the following topics:

Writing, rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, business writing, discourse analysis, writing technologies, usability, peer tutoring in writing, writing process(es), writing in the disciplines, and related topics.

To support an increase in methodological diversity presented in the journal, for this issue, we are particularly interested in submissions that rely on primary research and/or empirical methods.

Faculty mentors play a vital role in encouraging students to submit their work to YSW and in supporting students as they revise their texts prior to submission for an audience beyond the classroom.

In keeping with YSW’s mission, the editorial board believes that students should submit their work to the journal because they are committed to making a contribution to the field of writing studies and rhetoric, not because they are fulfilling a course requirement or are earning extra credit in a class.

How to Submit to YSW

YSW uses a 2-step submission process. Authors first submit an abstract of their project and then will receive instructions on how to submit their complete manuscript.  Submit your abstract now: https://tinyurl.com/YSWvol18submission

 

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