Monday, January 29, 2018

Excellence in Library Research Award -- Submission Deadline February 15

Attention all First- and Second-year students!

Remember all that time you spent in the library working on your research paper searching for the perfect sources?  Your hard work might earn you glory!

BSC's student-edited Southern Academic Review is now accepting submissions for publication in the next issue.  Submit your paper and it could be in the running to win the BSC Excellence in Library Research Award. 

This award goes to the finest paper, written by a First- or Second-year student in any BSC class, that shows, breadth, depth, and understanding of research.

The BSC Excellence in Library Research Award includes a $300 honorarium and will be presented on Honors Day.  The winning paper will be published in the Southern Academic Review.

Criteria for judging the BSC Award for Excellence in Library Research include:
  •         A bibliography showing substantive use of library resources and containing at least three secondary sources, not including the primary work discussed or a textbook.  (Examples of primary works include autobiographies, literary works, letters, census data, legal documents, diaries, etc.)
  • A correct and consistent bibliographic format 
  • Appropriate integration of source materials in the paper
  • A substantive or significant question discussed in the paper
  • A subject covered adequately or convincingly
  •  A creative or sophisticated use of library resources
Please contact a BSC Librarian if you have questions about the Award or the criteria.

Southern Academic Review Submission Guidelines:
  • Submission Deadline is February 15, 2018.
  • Essays should be 8 - 16 pages including bibliography (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, paginated.)
  • All methods of citation (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.) will be accepted.  (Note:  Check the BSC Library for manuals, if needed.)
  • All submissions should be sent as a Word document with the subject line "SAR Submission --Name"
  • The cover email should contain and Essay Abstract (100-150 word summary.)
  • Students may submit more than one essay.
Note: While the Excellence in Library Research Award is limited to First- and Second-year students, any student can submit papers for publication in the SAR.  

Send submissions to

Please send any questions you may have about the SAR or submitting a paper to:

Henry Stephenson, Solicitations Editor, Southern Academic Review

Sara Lacey Graham, Editor-in-Chief, Southern Academic Review