Manuscript Submission

Submission Procedure

  • Submit cover letter and manuscript/final report in combined single PDF 
  • Submit your abstract to ScholarWorks by emailing it to [email protected] and cc, including the ScholarWorks  Agreement, completed and signed by scholar and mentor. You may choose to load your full manuscript into ScholarWorks, but it is not a program requirement.

The abstract is a brief summary of your paper. The purpose of your research needs to be communicated in a few sentences. For empirical research, abstracts typically include a statement about the methodology used or the experimental design followed. The abstract often concludes with several sentences summarizing the primary results and conclusions. Papers in the humanities generally include a statement regarding the major thesis and a sentence for each of the primary ideas explained in the paper. Please note: Your abstract must follow the guidelines of the peer-reviewed publication chosen for your project.

Research Paper Length 
Each final paper should be of the highest possible quality. Please note that humanities and social science papers tend to be lengthier than those within STEM majors. Consult with your faculty mentor about the appropriate length for your discipline. Your research paper must follow the length/word count guidelines of the peer-reviewed publication chosen for your project.

Research Format 
Papers should conform to the manuscript and documentation format appropriate to the guidelines of the peer-reviewed publication chosen for your project. References must follow the citation guidelines of the peer-reviewed publication chosen for your project.

Submission to Grand Valley State University's Institutional Repository, Scholar Works, is required. You may submit your entire Final Project Report, or only your abstract.

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McNair Scholar Information

Faculty Mentor Information

Plans for Dissemination

Manuscript Information & Upload

The McNair Scholars Program is excited to be a part of Grand Valley State University's opportunity to share faculty and student research through the institutional repository, called ScholarWorks. Please review the ScholarWorks Policy.

Please help us showcase your research further by reading, signing, and returning this ScholarWorks Submission Agreement form. You may submit your work by emailing [email protected]. Additionally, see the Institutional Repository for McNair Scholar research projects here: ScholarWorks at GVSU

Submit your manuscript report and cover letter here.

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