Written by: Brian Hickey
Students can once again have the chance to become published writers thanks to the fourth volume of Omnino, VSU’s undergraduate research journal.
Omnino, which is Latin for “altogether,” publishes students’ original research and brings it to a wider academic audience. Being published in Omnino also helps students make an impressive résumé.
“It’s going to look real good (on a résumé),” Erica Even, managing editor for Omnino, said. “Especially if you plan on going into academia; the more publications you have under your belt, the easier it’ll go for you.”
Students are allowed to submit if they wrote their submission as an undergraduate and have conducted their own research. Students who have graduated are also allowed to submit providing they have graduated within one year of submitting. Students are allowed to submit up to two articles, and if they are accepted they will be published in two consecutive journals.
Students interested in submitting must also abide by the checklist which includes having a faculty mentor and a submission minimum of 10 pages.
To submit, there is an online submission box where students can email an electronic copy of their paper to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a 150-200 word abstract summarizing the paper and how it contributes original research. A printed copy of the student’s completed and signed faculty checklist for paper submissions must also be delivered to the Omnino office located in West Hall 207.
Submissions in the past have varied slightly, but the Omnino staff hopes this year will be different.
“We are hoping to get more submissions from a wider array of different disciplines,” Even said. “We mostly get submissions from humanities like history and English, and we’ve had a couple communication and political science papers.”
Popularity in Omnino is also a big aim among the staff; this year, there has been increase in publicity.
“I think it’s growing, though it’s not as popular as we’d like it to be,” Even said. “We’re hoping that with marketing more and putting out flyers more, people will contribute.”
The official deadline to submit for the upcoming volume is Jan. 20, 2014. Any submission submitted after the deadline will be considered for the following year’s volume.