Who Can Submit?

Generally, any UNF student with an outstanding faculty-nominated paper or project may submit their written work for inclusion in a forthcoming issue of PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas provided the student holds the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner(s) to submit the article. The link to the faculty nomination form is found on the PANDION Digital Commons home page and on the OUR website.

More specifically, student research or creative projects must be vetted, endorsed, and nominated by a UNF faculty mentor or mentors (subject matter experts) and the written paper submitted in final form in order to be published in PANDION. PANDION accepts original research papers, essays, or articles as well as high-quality analytical literature reviews. Supplementary files which support the paper, essay, or article (e.g., research posters, photo galleries, audio recordings, links to video recordings on YouTube or another platform) are also accepted.

The author (or authors) of the paper must have been a UNF student when the research was conducted. Articles submitted must have been written during the current academic year (e.g., 2020-2021) or during the academic year immediately prior (e.g., 2019-2020).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in a journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas.

If you have concerns about the submission terms for PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas, please contact the editors.

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Author Formatting and Submission Guidelines

After your paper has been nominated by your faculty mentor, you will receive an email with a submission link and instructions. Before you submit, please carefully read the following guidelines.

Paper Format
Submitted papers, articles, or essays should be prepared in a basic 12-point type, such as Times New Roman or Arial. Your paper should be formatted as a typical research paper; for example, double-spaced with an indented first line in each paragraph (use Tab) and one-inch margins.

Components of the Paper, Citations/References, and Special Features
Submitted papers should be prepared in accordance with the standards of the academic discipline or field and should include a title page or opening text with your full name, the name of your faculty mentor, and your academic department. Your paper may also include an abstract and key words (which you will also enter into the Digital Commons submission form before you upload your paper); section headings and subheadings; footnotes, endnotes, and/or in-line citations; tables, images, charts and/or figures; appendices; and Works Cited or Bibliography.

Citations should be formatted according to the standards of your academic discipline using MLA, APA, or Chicago (Turabian) style guidelines. Please proofread your citations carefully before submission.

PANDION accepts papers containing foreign language characters, equations, and/or formulas. Please ensure that such special features are embedded in your submission exactly as you would like them displayed in your published paper.

Images and graphs included in your paper should be embedded at the highest possible resolution. We will contact you if we need photographs or other images as separate files (e.g., as a .jpg or .tif).

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the work submitted to PANDION is publication-ready. The student author and faculty mentor should thoroughly review, revise, proofread, and finalize the paper or article before submission. PANDION does not offer line editing services and is not responsible for correcting typos or grammatical errors in submitted documents.

Submission Guidelines
Research papers and articles will be typeset by a team of UNF Design students before publication. To facilitate this process, submissions must be uploaded by the student author in two formats: as a Word document (.doc or .docx) and in Portable Document Format/PDF (.pdf). If you have written your paper using the document preparation system LaTeX, please convert your paper to Word and proofread the symbols, equations, and/or formulas carefully. Also save the paper as a PDF.

Following the instructions in the email you received after your faculty nomination or in the “Submit Article” link on the PANDION Digital Commons website, you should:

  • Upload your paper as a Word file and click submit
  • You'll be taken to a page which reads “Thank you for your submission”
  • Scroll down to "What's next?"
  • Click the link which reads "Upload additional files"
  • Upload the PDF version of your paper; and, if applicable
  • Upload any supplementary files you would like published in support of your paper or article (e.g., research poster or PowerPoint slides, photo gallery, audio recording, link to video recordings on YouTube or another platform)
  • Submit

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

Via email, the PANDION editors will send you a PDF copy of your typeset paper for final approval before publication. You will have one week from date of receipt to ask for corrections or modest changes before your paper is considered finalized.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the editors.

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Rights for Authors and the Pandion Journal

As further described in our submission agreement, in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to the journal all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of the journal.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from UNF Digital Commons provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the UNF Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the UNF Digital Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of UNF Digital Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between UNF Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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