submit to Lexicon
to get feedback on their work from the journal’s editors and readers,
to develop their analytic, editing, and writing skills. Even
whose work is not selected for publication will generally receive
whose work is published
will also have the satisfaction of seeing their work in a competitive
forum. In addition, publishing your work in a "refereed" academic
journal will give you an advantage in applying to graduate and
schools. Your school may also award you
for your participation in this process. Finally, students who publish
Lexicon will generally be invited to serve on the Editorial Board or
help with the production of the journal.
published in Lexicon
will have the opportunity to engage in an ongoing conversation about
contribution with the journal’s readers through an electronic forum.
We do not
review work that
has been previously published elsewhere, in part or whole - unless you
receive explicit permission from the editors, in advance. All
submitted to Lexicon, must be original; by submitting to Lexicon, a
is affirming that the submission is solely the student's (and any
How to Submit
typically get published in Lexicon in one of three ways:
offer a regular,
competitive submissions process open to any undergraduate
We seek essays (usually 500 – 1,500 words in length and a bit less
in tone than our articles) and articles (usually 2,000 – 5,000 words in
length). Please submit your work
electronically, following these guidelines.
faculty may identify
student essays suitable for publication. While a faculty member
send an email suggesting an essay for publication, students should,
make their professors aware of this option. Faculty wishing to
an essay for publication should contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.,
with the student essay attached or with the name and contact
for the student.
journal’s editors will
also, on occasion, invite contributions from particular student,
and professional authors.
be preliminarily screened by the journal’s editor and then evaluated
(that is, by reviewers who do not know who you are) by a panel of
of crafting a
paper for publication is intellectually demanding, time consuming, and
rewarding. A student whose paper is accepted for publication in Lexicon
should work with faculty at their home institution throughout the
and production process. They will also be assigned an additional
faculty mentor by the editors in chief of the journal. Students
work closely with their mentor to identify problems and questions in
paper that need additional research, analysis, and thought. The
editors reserve the right to offer other suggestions and ask for
work on the paper.
retain the copyright to their work; we do require authors to
in future publications based on their work.
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