The Office of Undergraduate Education

The Exley

The University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Research Journal

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Timeline of the Exley publishing process.

The Exley Process: From Proposal to Publication

Proposal Submission

Undergraduate students submit their proposals for their research or creative work to be considered for publication in The Exley. Proposals should be between 300-500 words and provide an overview of what your research is and why it is worthy of publication in The Exley. For creative submissions, the artwork should be attached to your proposal.

The deadline for Volume 6 Proposals is May 20, 2016.
Guidelines for Proposal Submission

Proposal Review

The editorial team will review all proposals and decide which proposals make it to the next round based on quality, subject matter, and needs of the issue.

Proposal Acceptance

Submitters are informed of which proposals move to the next stage by early June, 2016. Generally, about half of submitted proposals move to the next stage, depending on the number of submissions received. The editorial team will also confirm faculty support of project publication. Students who move to the next stage will then prepare to submit their full research projects for consideration in the next round. Specific guidelines will be provided to those students moving forward.

Submit Full Research and Creative Works

Full research and creative submissions from those who advanced to this stage are due on Monday, October 3, 2016. Submission must adhere to the guidelines provided, and faculty approval must be confirmed.

Full Submission Review

The editorial team will conduct a detailed review of all full submissions and decide which submissions advance to the next round. Students will be informed if their submission advanced by late October, 2016.

Initial Edits

The editorial team will engage in a thorough round of content and proofreading edits for each submission. These edits will be completed by early November, 2016.

Faculty/Student Reviews

Submissions go to faculty and student reviewers in the appropriate field to review each submission. Students will be informed if their submission advanced by Friday, November 18, 2016.

Post-Review Edits

Students will be asked to address content and stylistic edits stemming from reviewer feedback. These edits are due mid-December, 2016

Board Reviews

The Exley board meets early in the spring semester to review all remaining submissions and approve or make other recommendations for each work. Mid-January, 2017.

Final Edits

Final editing work for all submissions, biographical entries, and creative sidebars will be complete by the first week of February, 2017.

Editorial Team Final Decisions

The editorial team makes the final decisions for publication in the fifth issue of The Exley by mid-February, 2017.


The Exley goes into production mode with layout and design.

Final Product Approved

The Exley is finalized, approved, and goes to the printer by the first week of March, 2017


The sixth annual edition of The Exley is published and available in early April, 2017. An annual luncheon takes place to unveil the new issue and recognize all authors and contributors in mid-April, 2017.

Contact Us

Hillary Campbell
The Exley, Managing Editor
FO 2.710

Courtney Brecheen
Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education
FO 2.710

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