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Call for Submissions

Submissions for 2013-2014 (Volume 5, Issue 1) are currently being accepted.

Pursuit accepts advanced, original, research-based submissions from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Graduates may submit their work within one year of their graduation date. If you have questions about your potential submission, please .

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee, please .

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Formatting Requirements

The author should use the recommended style of his or her discipline. Prior to submitting an article to Pursuit, please be sure to check the paper for consistency with the research style guidelines. Additionally, Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee requires that submissions adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Submissions should be in a .doc (1997-2003 Word format) file or comparable (RTF) file format, as PDFs will not be reviewed.
  • Authors should include an abstract, biography, and the name(s) of his or her advisor in the cover letter section.
  • Generally, we prefer endnotes to in-text citations. If the original article uses footnotes, please convert them to endnotes before submitting the article to Pursuit.
  • Headings should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1 etc. These will be removed later, but are helpful to the typesetter to assign heading styles.
  • Use 1-inch margins.
  • Use 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
  • Remove all author names from the submitted file, but be sure to add all authors to the Trace system and indicate the name of the advisor in the cover letter.

Editors reserve the right to request additional information from authors and make changes as necessary.

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Rights for Authors and Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange, requires credit to Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange as copyright holder (e.g., Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange © 2014).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should .

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange website and/or software agree not to misuse the Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange service or software in any way.

The failure of Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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