College of the Arts News

Call for Submissions for Special Edition of KSU Undergraduate Research Journal

The COTA Special Edition of the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research (KJUR) welcomes articles and reviews that meet the criteria for undergraduate research. 

The definition of undergraduate research is: “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline (”

Undergraduate arts research and scholarship includes: traditional papers (manuscripts) in each COTA discipline; musical scores; video art and video documentaries/narratives/histories/choreography; graphic novels; audio files; digital photo files.  Non-manuscript submissions must be coupled with a theoretical contextualization of the project and an artistic statement.

Manuscripts authored by a single student or by a team of students will be considered.

Please be sure to include your faculty advisor, necessary for the application process.

Please consult the Policies of the KJUR at: regarding submission rules, rights of authors, and attribution and usage policies.

When preparing your manuscript for submission, be sure to consult the KJUR Formatting Requirements at as well as the “Cover Letter Guidelines and Manuscript Guidelines” at:

In addition to your adherence to your department/school submission guidelines, please follow the following COTA Special Edition Manuscript Guidelines:

* Research manuscripts should fall within the 3,000 – 8, 000 word range.

* Reviews of performances or exhibitions should be up to 1,500 words.

*With regard to formatting and citation style, the writer should defer to the recommended style for their particular area of research. Chicago (Turabian), MLA, and APA styles are supported by KJUR. Authors should consult with a faculty mentor in their area to determine the recommended style for their manuscript.

* Submit manuscripts via the Submit Article tab at

* DEADLINE EXTENDED! The new deadline for paper submission is May 30, 2017, by 5pm.