Frequently Asked Questions

Prior to submitting your work to The Owl, please refer to the following FAQs to ensure that you are ready for submission.

1. When is the deadline for submissions to the spring 2021 edition of The Owl?

December 19th, 2020. Submission acceptance is not based on submission date, but we do encourage submissions before the deadline so that editors and authors have more time to complete the review and revision process.

2. How do I get my references and in-text citations into APA format? Why do you use APA?

Click here for rules and guidelines for in-text citations in APA format, and here for rules and guidelines for creating a reference page in APA format. There are example references in APA style on the Author Guidelines page. APA is a widely used and easily interpretable style that is amenable to a range of fields.

3. Will I be more likely to get published if I submit earlier?

No. Our review process begins after the submission deadline, and all submissions receive equal consideration.

4. How does the publication process work?

Please see the first half of Peer Review Process

5. Why was my manuscript declined for publication?

Please see the second half of Peer Review Process.

6. Can I submit a DIS or Honors in the Major project?


7. Do you accept stories, poems, and art?


8. Can I submit after I’ve already graduated?

Yes, as long as the work that you are submitting was completed while you were an undergraduate at FSU.

9. I want to eventually submit to The Owl, but I haven’t started my research yet. How do I go about doing that?

Contact the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors to learn about research opportunities in your field, and look out for workshop dates on the SCURC Facebook page.

10. I want to join the editorial board. How do I go about doing that?

Applications to join the 2020-2021 editorial board will open soon. Follow SCURC on Facebook to know when the application for the 2020-2021 editorial board opens.