QUEUC PUBLICATION PROCESS

Each year, QUEUC presenters can submit their essay for publication in our conference proceedings. Selected authors take part in a three-month 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. 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:


Submission 

QUEUC will accept submissions for the 2018 publication after the completion of the conference. All authors who presented at QUEUC 2018 (March 16-17, 2018) are eligible to submit their essay. By submitting their essay, authors agree to our publication Terms and Conditions.


Evaluation 

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 24 essays in 2018. 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.


Editing

Over the course of several weeks, 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.


Review

Once all final drafts are submitted, the QUEUC publication editors will review all papers and compile the final document. The authors will not be directly involved in this part of the process. The time for review and layout of the publication can vary.

 

 

To submit your essay for the QUEUC 2016 publication, please use the online submission form.

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