Please encourage your students to submit their best, publishable work to Incite, Longwood’s undergraduate journal of research and scholarship. The journal is now open to submissions from across the university community. 

The final deadline for student work for fall of this year (2023/2024) is December 15, 2023.


Submissions should be refined, polished versions of work done in classes or as independent projects conducted with faculty, and must be approved by the faculty mentor before submission.

Students should submit their original research-based written work (including research projects or papers produced for a class or as a senior or junior thesis, a capstone class, or independent research) formatted in accordance with the Incite stylesheets, including any tables, diagrams, or photos in correct size and format.

During the Spring Student Showcase awards ceremony, awards will be presented for the top submissions in four categories—Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts—and will each receive a $500 award. Students who have graduated are not eligible for these awards. 

In addition, a $1,000 Incite Faculty Mentor Award will also be awarded to a faculty member who mentored an Incite submission. 


All submissions should be submitted electronically using the new Longwood Digital Commons INCITE: The Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship Initial Submission site. Submission instructions for your Incite submission are on the Submission Guidelines page.

Questions about the submission process can be emailed to the Interim Incite Editor, Dr. Amorette Barber:

Please put your name, email, department, faculty supervisor, and the title of your submission on the submission itself.


All submissions will initially be reviewed by the Incite Advisory Board and will be sent out for additional faculty content review if necessary.


Submission Guidelines:

Students may submit written or visual work from their classes or from independent research projects conducted with faculty. 

Poster presentations or PowerPoints will NOT be accepted; these projects should be submitted as written articles or papers following the appropriate style.

Student research submissions may include, but are not limited to:

  • senior seminar research papers/projects
  • original research projects
  • literature reviews
  • research papers done for coursework
  • translations
  • write ups of any other type of research study
  • research proposals
  • research articles
  • original written creative work including (but not limited to): fiction, poetry, plays, etc.

All student work should be read by their instructor before submission.

Please visit the Incite website for more information or contact Dr. Amorette Barber for more information.