The Submission Process

How to Submit

The submission can be a research paper from a previous class, part of a capstone paper, an art exhibition review, or an independent research paper 2000 to 8000 words. Submit paper in a Word Document labeled: Title of Paper–Last Name of Author.

The submission should:

  • Be in Times New Roman
  • Be in 12 pt. font
  • Spacing does not matter
  • Have page numbers
  • Have a header with author’s full name
  • Have a title
  • Have a bibliography with separate primary and secondary sources, if applicable
  • Have footnotes, endnotes, or in-text citations, whichever are applicable


  • Have an abstract of 100-150 words
  • Have a scholarly literature review section. This a paragraph or two where you discuss why your argument is unique to other scholars’ arguments.

Your bibliography and citations must be in the same style. The URJH only accepts MLA and Chicago Manual/Turabian citations styles.

Tips for Authors

Get Started With These:

We review papers for grammar. Here is a guide in order to avoid some common grammatical errors.

  • Periods and commas always go inside of quotation marks. For example: “We all scream for ice cream.”
  • Use apostrophes for a quote within a quote. For example: “Henry said, ‘I love you.’”
  • Use block quotes when quoting four or more lines from the same source at the same time.
  • Always use the Oxford comma. For example: Lions, tigers, and bears.
  • Avoid run-on sentences. These are usually too long, wordy, and unnecessary.
  • Do not use contractions.

Before submitting, proofread your work. Write for an audience that is not familiar with your topic.

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  • When turning a singular name that ends in -s or -z into a possessive, add an apostrophe and a “s”. For example: Charles’s crown.
  • Use the correct versions of there/their/they’re, whose/who’s, it’s/its, you’re/your.
  • Footnote and endnote numbers always go at the end of the sentence. For example: World War II began in 1939 in Europe.1
  • Try to avoid using passive voice.