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.
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.
Additionally, in 2017, QUEUC will inaugurate a new secondary publication format. Contributing essays will be individually published and featured on the QUEUC website on a rotation period during the next academic year. The progressive publication of essays on their own webpages will highlight each author’s work separately and allow for a more flexible format, better audience engagement, and more social media sharing.
The publication workshop will take place over the following periods:
Submission (May 2 – 15)
QUEUC will accept submissions for the 2016 publication starting on May 2nd, 2016. All authors who presented at QUEUC 2016 (March 11-12, 2016) are eligible to submit their essay. By submitting their essay, authors agree to our publication Terms and Conditions, including to participate in the editing workshop over the summer.
The deadline for submissions is May 15th, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Evaluation (May 16- 30)
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 2016. 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.
A final decision will be emailed to all submitting authors on May 30th.
Editing (May 30 – August 19)
Over the course of three months, authors will work directly with their primary editor, who will be a senior undergraduate or recent graduate 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.
The deadline to submit the final draft for publication is August 19th, 2016.
Review (August 20 – publication date)
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, but the final document is expected to be published in the fall of 2016.
Individual Web Publications (2016/17 academic year)
After the initial publication document is uploaded on the QUEUC website, each contributing essay will be republished on the QUEUC website as a featured article, at some point during the 2016-2017 academic year.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.