QUEUC PUBLICATION PROCESS

Each year, the QUEUC editorial board, consisting of senior undergraduate students, recent graduates, alumni, and professors, will review all submissions, and select which essays to publish. Not all submissions are guaranteed acceptance – the editorial board expects to publish between 12 and 25 essays per year.  As the final publication must be considered as a whole, essays will be evaluated for both their individual academic quality, and their ability to fit in the larger work. Selected authors take part in an editing workshop, during which they are paired with a QUEUC editor, who guides them to revise and refine their argument for the publication. This unique opportunity is designed to guide undergraduate scholars through the academic process of editing, collaborating on, and publishing research, which many authors will be doing for the first time.

 

FINAL PUBLICATION

The result of the publication process is an electronic online publication in PDF format, as well as a physical printed version. The publication will receive professional typographic and layout design at print standard to produce a final document of the highest quality that contributing authors can display in their academic portfolio. 

 

TIMELINE

The publication workshop will take place over the following periods:

Review

March 23rd, 2018: The QUEUC editorial team will meet within the first week after the conference to discuss essays that they most enjoyed during the conference. Each will select 1-3 essays that they would like to edit, and will contact the authors. 

Selected authors have until March 30th to decide whether or not they would like to proceed with the publication process. 


Editing

Over the course of several weeks (March 30-April 7) , authors will work directly with their primary editor, who will be a senior undergraduate from Bishop’s University’s English Department. The editor will provide the author with feedback on their research essay including on structure, rhetoric, language, formatting. Authors and editors will establish an editing schedule with up to three rounds of editing to revise the paper into its best form for publication. Secondary editors, consisting of alumni and professors may also provide feedback to incorporate into the paper over the course of the workshop.

After the initial edits, the authors will have a period of time (April 7-14) to revise the edits made to their essay. 

Following this, the editors will have another period of time (April 14-18) to do a second round of revisions.

Final revisions by the author will be done from April 18-23rd. On April 24th, the final essays are due to the main editors. 

The 2018 Publication will be available on June 1, 2018. 

 

For any questions about the publication, please contact us at: queuc@ubishops.ca.