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Manoa Horizons – Vol. I Release and Vol. II Call for Submissions

The first volume of MĀNOA HORIZONS, a new peer-reviewed academic journal showcasing the research, creative work and innovation produced by undergraduate students across campus.

Submissions from all fields of inquiry and in different formats, whether in the form of a research paper or excerpt of a capstone thesis, an innovative approach to a problem, or a thought-provoking example of artistic expression that pushes the horizons of academic scholarship in novel ways.

Online and in print:
The journal includes both print and online versions, which allows us to publish non-print submissions such as audio or video clips, photographs, and other media. The print issue includes selected outstanding works, as well as the titles and abstracts of an additional number of selections published in full on the journal’s website at

WHO can submit?
All work whose primary investigators, performers or authors are undergraduate students will be considered. The work must have been conducted or completed during the 2016-2017 academic year (Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017). Co-authored works can be submitted, but all contributors should be undergraduate students enrolled at UHM during the semester when the work was completed. If students graduate during the 2016-2017 year, they can submit work conducted while they were still enrolled.

My project isn’t a research paper or essay. Can I still submit it?
YES! All kinds of undergraduate work are welcome: creative installations, recitals, art projects, creative writing, exemplary reports, presentations and other forms of scholarship can also be published in Manoa Horizons. Creative works submitted to the website should be accompanied by an Artist Statement. See the Artist Statement link under Submit Your Work on the website for more details.

What is the DEADLINE?
The first submission cycle has a deadline of January 13, 2017, although we encourage earlier submission. For works submitted by this initial deadline, student authors will have the option to revise and resubmit submissions not accepted during this first cycle. The second round of submissions are due no later than May 1, 2017. Students whose work is not accepted for publication during this second round do not have the revise and resubmit option. In both submission cycles, all student works undergo peer review by members of the Editorial Board. Reviewers’ anonymous feedback is sent directly to the email provided by the student who submits the work online, along with the editorial decision. All works undergo  substantial revision before publication.

HOW to submit work:
The online submission form and instructions for preparing a contribution are on the website here

Please also carefully read the FAQs posted at the following link:

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