The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to announce the launching of Locus, an undergraduate research journal dedicated to the publication of scholarly work completed by SHU students. The journal welcomes undergraduate scholarship from all disciplines across the University, not just those associated with the College of A&S.
Locus is run by student editors who, with the support of faculty advisors from the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences, will gain firsthand experience of the academic editorial process, from review of submissions, to manuscript preparation, to digital publication.
The journal has teamed up with bepress, a professional digital publishing platform used by a wide variety of peer-reviewed academic journals, including Antipodes, Walt Whitman Quarterly, and the Yale Journal of Music and Religion.
The editorial committee is currently accepting submissions for Locus’s inaugural issue, which is slated to be published this coming Fall 2018. Any scholarship completed by SHU undergraduates between the period of Spring 2016 and Spring 2018 is eligible for consideration. The editors encourage a writing style that, while erudite and conversant with the author’s specific area of research, is also accessible to non-specialists. Interdisciplinary scholarship—work that draws on theories, methods, practices, and/or perspectives of two or more disciplines—is especially encouraged. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 19th.