Eligibility Guidelines & Submission Agreement

Eligibility Guidelines

Students are invited to submit scholarly and research articles for publication in Perpetua from any and all disciplines. In order to showcase the work of as many students as possible, we ask that students only submit one manuscript for consideration.

Students may submit manuscripts provided that they meet the following criteria:

  • The student submitting the manuscript is currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, or graduated with a Bachelor’s degree no earlier than Spring 2022.
  • The student submitting the manuscript is a first, second, or third author. If the student is not the first author, the first author must consent to publication. If the student is the third author, the first and second authors must consent to publication.

Work may be submitted for consideration provided it meets the following criteria:

  • The creation of the content of the manuscript was done under the supervision or direction of a UAH Mentor. Mentors may include tenure-earning and tenured faculty, lecturers, and part- or full-time research staff. Mentors who are not affiliated with UAH may be considered on a case-by-case basis, and should be cleared with the editorial staff prior to submission. Students must have the approval of their mentor to submit for consideration, where able. The mentor should give guidance and advice, and is expected to critically read and approve the accuracy and content of the manuscript prior to submission. The mentor may be listed as a co-author or contributor in the manuscript, if desired.
  • The manuscript has not been previously published by Perpetua.
  • If the work includes human subjects, appropriate paperwork from the UAH Institutional Review Board showing approval of the research project must be submitted with the manuscript.
  • The manuscript is a minimum of ten pages and does not exceed thirty pages (double-spaced, 12 pt standard font).

Submission Formatting & Instructions

Please download all figures, data tables, graphs, etc. as individual .png, .jpeg, or .jpg files, name accordingly (LNameFigureOne, LNameImageOne, etc), and compress into a zipped folder. The submission form has designated places to upload a manuscript and zipped folder.

Please indicate in the submission form what citation & formatting style your paper uses (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc). If your manuscript uses footnotes/endnotes, please indicate in the submission form. Your manuscript should include your footnotes/endnotes, as well as your bibliography/references/works cited section.

Please do not submit a pdf copy of your manuscript. We only accept document file types (.doc, .docx, etc) for manuscripts.

Any non-standard abbreviations appearing in your manuscript must be defined upon first use.

Please indicate any UAH-affiliated faculty/staff members who have previously been involved with the manuscript in the “additional advisors” question. This includes faculty who have previously reviewed the manuscript or assisted in the undertaking of the project itself.

Manuscripts are no longer being accepted for the SP/SU23 issue at this time. Please check back around the end of the Fall 2023 semester to submit work for the SP/SU24 cycle.

Submission Agreement

By submitting a manuscript to Perpetua, students acknowledge that they have read and understand the eligibility guidelines, and consent to the work being published in Digital Commons through LOUIS. Authors retain the copyright for any work published in Perpetua and are encouraged to publish work elsewhere after publication with Perpetua.

Perpetua reserves the right to reject articles for publication at any time during the review process.