Department of Psychology and Sociology

Student Resources

Javelina Undergraduate Research Journal

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies, in collaboration with the Honors College, Center for Student Success and the Office of Student Access at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, invites manuscripts from student researchers for publication in the Javelina Undergraduate Research Journal. This effort will also be supported by the Title V grant: Integrating a Culture of Academic and Research Engagement (I-CARE).” Any scholarly research paper written by a TAMUK undergraduate student is eligible for consideration.

Faculty are invited to encourage students to submit their papers to the appropriate department chair by March 20, 2017. Each department, using a process they determine, can select up to three papers for submission to the editor, Dr. Richard L. Miller at no later than April 1, 2017. Papers will be reviewed by members of the editorial board and expert reviewers in the relevant discipline. Students will have the opportunity to revise their paper in light of the reviewers’ comments. Revised papers will be reviewed by the editorial board, which will select 12-15 for publication in the journal.

Criteria are as follows:

  • Submissions should be 8-15 pages in length, double-spaced. Keep in mind that the selection is based on quality, not quantity. Longer papers are not disqualified.
  • Any good scholarly research paper, past or present, is eligible for submission as long as the student wrote it while an undergraduate student at TAMUK (e.g. a current TAMUK graduate student may submit work done as a TAMUK undergraduate). Submissions are requested from all disciplines and may be written in a format appropriate for that discipline.
  • Initial submissions must be made in ELECTRONIC copy only. Please include student’s contact information: name, phone number, e-mail and sponsoring faculty name on the title page only. Refrain from including identifying information in the body of the paper. Papers will be subject to blind review.
  • Contact Dr. Richard L. Miller, editor at with questions.

Electronic PDF Download of Journal:

Javelina Undergraduate Research Journal Vol. 1