General Submission Guidelines

ReCUR seeks submissions of research and creative activities from students in all fields. We welcome the submission of research articles and notes in engineering, natural science, the humanities, and the social sciences, as well as the submission of poetry and short creative prose, films, visual art, musical compositions, and plays.

Submissions are open to all Honors College Students and all University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) participants.

All submissions must include a cover page (details below). Our online submission portal is down for maintenance, so please e-mail with your submission. To submit through the online submission portal, you will need to register and create a profile, including a username and password.  Please click the "Register" link on the submission portal to begin.

If you would like to submit a research article or research note, click here. Guidelines for other types of submissions are included below.

Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to submit original work to ReCUR. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. If plagiarism is detected in a submitted work, the ReCUR Editorial Staff will work with the submitter to provide a clear explanation of the nature of the offense and whether it is possible to revise and resubmit the work for further consideration. The following website from the Office of the Ombudsman has more information about MSU's policy on plagiarism, what constitutes plagiarism and how it can be avoided. The MSU Writing Center can also serve as a resource for students.

Cover Page

All submissions should include a cover page that contains the following information:

  • Title of Submission
  • Names of all authors; since student(s) are the primary author(s), they should be listed first and faculty mentor(s) should be listed last
  • Affiliations of all authors, including Department or College, University and University Location; this affiliate information should be correlated with authors names using superscripts
  • Contact information (email, phone number and mailing address) for the student author(s)
  • No personal information, or other information that can identify you, should appear outside of the cover page.

Sample cover pages are available in Microsoft Word and PDF formats.

Author Assurances and Agreement

If your work is accepted for publication in ReCUR, you will need to print, read, sign and submit (by mail) the Author Assurances and Agreement document. We encourage you to review this document with any co-authors prior to submitting your work so that you are aware of ReCUR's copyright policies.