Frequently Asked Questions
What is this journal? What are the objectives?
There is a lot of great undergraduate research going on at Miami in all disciplines, and we want to give you a chance to showcase the fruits of your labor. Mi CUP of TEA is an outlet for undergraduates to display the results of your inquiry to the rest of Miami and to the global community of scholars in a way that you may not have otherwise had the opportunity to do.
For what does MI CUP of TEA stand?
Miami’s Creative Undergraduate Publication of Thoughtful Engagement in Action
Who writes the articles?
YOU DO! All undergraduate students of Miami are invited to submit their creative, investigative projects to the journal. We hope to provide a place for all of your hard work to be recognized and appreciated by all.
What kinds of projects would be included in this journal?
We accept many different types of projects. All disciplines are welcomed and encouraged, not just the sciences that typically come to mind when thinking of “inquiry” or “investigation.” We want to recognize the investigations going on in all areas of Miami, whether it be a unique approach to community service, a new perspective on classic literature, an experiment with lighting in visual arts, or a more traditional investigation of some realm of math or science.
Can anyone submit projects?
The only requirements for eligibility are that contributors be current undergraduate students of Miami. All disciplines are welcomed and encouraged.
How do we submit our projects?
Email your submissions according to the guidelines found here to email@example.com.
When are submissions due?
All submissions for the Spring 2012 issue are due April 20, 2012.
Can I still submit my work if my project will not be completed until the end of the semester?
Submissions may consist of only abstracts if the full project will not be completed and ready for submission by that date. However, the staff reserves the right to not publish such articles if the final product does not aptly reflect the scope or excellence presented in the original abstract.
How are submissions selected for publication on the website?
A panel of undergraduates will read submissions and decide if the projects reflect the spirit of inquiry that we are trying to foster. If we feel as though a project is a good fit for our journal, we will give the author an opportunity to make an editorial adjustments as the author or the panel see fit. However, the selection process is more of an editorial stage than an elimination process.
How often is a new issue published?
An issue of the journal will come out once a semester, beginning in Spring 2011.
Where can I access the journal?
Mi CUP of TEA is an online journal, so instead of finding a print copy, you can access all of the information here on this website. How convenient!