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Nonfiction Paper Submission Form

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Eligibility of Students and Paper Information

Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit original (not previously published), nonfiction papers, which were written for any course at The Citadel, study abroad, or Washington, DC experience. Papers should be formatted in Microsoft Word and submitted on this page.

When the paper is published, the author must be a current student.

Submission Requirements

Please include the following for consideration:

  • Nonfiction paper (Word document)
  • Abstract of paper (What's an abstract?)
  • Biography of author(s)
  • Signed Publishing Contract (Click to download)
    • Selection Criteria

      All submissions are reviewed by the current editors for clarity, depth, originality, organization, and writing.

      Accepted Papers and Final Process

      Authors will be notified if their submission has been accepted or not. Following conditional acceptance, editors will provide each author with suggestions for revising the paper. The author will then revise the paper and re-submit it by sending it to The editors will then make final modifications following final approval.

Submission Information

Please fill-in all fields below.

Name of Author(s), as you want it to appear in print.

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Title of Paper

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Biography of Author(s)

The biography will appear with the paper in the printed journal. The biography should not exceed 80 words.

Sample Biography

John A. Doe, a sophomore from Syracuse, NY, is a corporal in Alpha Company. John is double majoring in French and History. He has earned Gold Stars twice and Dean's List three times. He is secretary of Toastmasters International. He is a member of the Rod and Gun Club, the Gospel Choir, and St. Alban's Chapel. John plans to attend law school in the future and to practice international law thereafter.

First Author

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Second Author

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Third Author

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Fourth Author

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The abstract will appear both in the printed journal and on the GSJ website. An abstract is a summary, a synopsis of the paper. It should include the thesis statement, supporting evidence, and the concluding statement. The abstract should not exceed 80 words.

Sample Abstract

The life and artistic styles of the two famous Wild West painters Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell will be discussed, along with the historical accuracy of their paintings. The Wild West depicted in their paintings will be compared. Their influence over Western novels will also be presented.


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Paper Submission

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Please remove your name from your paper. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously. Thank you.

Please name your paper file with an abbreviated title of the paper followed by the word paper.

Please upload your anonymous paper (Word document only) here: (*)

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Publishing Contract

Please name the contract file with the same abbreviated title of your paper followed by the words paper contract.

Please upload the signed publishing contract here:

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Email Address

Email Address of Contact Person (Citadel email address only): (*)

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Verify Information

Please check that the information in each box above is correct before you click the submit button below. You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt. If you do not, please resubmit. Thank you.

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