Scholars' Day Review is a faculty-juried journal showcasing the exceptional presentation papers of student scholars who participated in Monroe Community College's Scholars' Day.
Volume 4 will appear in the fall of 2017. To this end, the editors of Scholars' Day Review invite participants in Scholars' Day to submit an original presentation paper accompanied by a summarizing abstract. Submissions are due by May 31.
Anticipated Frequently Asked Questions:
How can I get published in SDR?
First, take part in Scholars' Day as a presenter. Scholars' Day offers a great opportunity to exhibit scholarly work on a wide variety of topics, and presenting there (at either the Brghton or Downtown campuses) is a prerequisite to being published in SDR.
Do I have to write a paper for Scholars' Day?
Not to present, no. Your presentation will be better if you don't read a paper, but many presentations start out as papers written either for a course or some type of independent study. If you haven't written a paper for your Scholars' Day presentation, you can always write one afterward and submit that for consideration. Our deadline is about a month after Scholars' Day.
Do you reject papers?
Yes. The first editions contain about 60% of the papers submitted. In 2016 we rejected 80% of the submissions; please write clearly and accurately. We are more likely to return papers for revision rather than reject them outright, and students whose papers are not accepted into the current volume may also resubmit in the future.
Can I submit a paper I wrote for class?
Yes, of course, as long as your Scholars' Day presentation was based on it and you had a faculty sponsor (who need not be that classroom teacher).
Do papers on the arts stand a chance?
Of course. We are interested in a wide variety of topics. However, we won't publish creative writing or the like; we require some type of scholarship that involves research.
Can faculty submit papers?
We've decided to make this an undergraduate journal, although faculty may be co-authors. Students frequently collaborate on research projects with faculty in preparation for Scholars' Day, and if the faculty contribution is significant, it is fitting that they are given a spot as co-author.
How does the selection process work?
Once papers are submitted, or at least after the deadline, we send them out to members of our editorial board, who are invited to recommend the paper's fate (acceptance, acceptance pending successful revision, or no publication). Each paper is judged by at least two members of the editorial board. The editors then make the final decisions.
Michael Ofsowitz, PSY
Scott Rudd, ENG/PHL
Sandy Chamberlain, ILC
James Cronmiller, BIO
Rebecca Horwitz, PSY
Margaret Kaminsky, CHM
Jay Keith, ENG/PHL
Robert Muhlnickel, ENG/PHL
Mark Sample, AHPS
Mary Timmons, Library
Daniel Tyree, AHPS