CHIPS logoIntroducing CHiPS:  The Cameron Undergraduate Research Journal of History and Political Science

 What is it?:  An annually published undergraduate research journal open to all current Cameron University undergraduates and students who have graduated within the past calendar year.  The journal will publish original, scholarly pieces that, through the research process, make an identifiable contribution to the literature in their respective fields of history, political science and geography. 

Who’s eligible?:  All current Cameron undergraduates and students who have graduated within the past calendar year.  Papers may have student co-authors but papers cannot be co-authored with faculty.

Why should I participate?:  Don’t let all that hard work in your classes go to waste!  If you are performing research and writing your results up, tell the world about it!  It looks good on a resume and demonstrates that you are a competent writer and researcher.  (Plus, seeing your work in print is pretty cool!)

Formatting:  Submissions would be expected to be 4000-8000 words in length, be double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font, with one-inch margins.  Due to differing citation systems, history papers should be footnoted, political science papers will follow APSA citation style, and geography papers should follow Turabian style guidelines.  Papers should also include a 200-word abstract on a title page which includes the title of the paper, the author’s name, author’s contact information, and class the paper was originally written for.

Who’s reviewing my research and what are the standards?:  Papers will initially be reviewed by topically appropriate faculty members with students in the political science and history capstone classes also providing feedback.  Papers will be assessed via attached rubrics.  Final decisions on publication will be made by appropriate faculty after receiving written feedback from the reviewers.

What is the process?            

Initial submissions

due January 15

Review process will be undertaken

January 15-February 15

Initial decisions (accept, revise and resubmit, reject)

made February 15

Revise and resubmits

due March 1

Publication of the journal

in April

**Deadlines are final!  If you submit late, it will not be considered for publication that spring and you will need to resubmit next year!**

Questions?  Talk to your professor or contact Dr. Whitman Cobb at


Current Issue

For the latest issue of CHiPs click on the link below!

Fall 2018

Past Issues

Need more?  Here are examples of our past endeavors!

Spring 2018 Issue

Spring 2017 Issue

Spring 2016 Issue