Who Can Submit
Undergraduate students from any faculty can submit; you do not have to be a student at the University of British Columbia. Recent graduates (with a graduation date within 2 years of the submission deadline) may submit papers written during their undergraduate career.
How to Submit
Email your paper(s) (adhering to the Submission Guidelines below) as a Microsoft Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org. (If submitting more than one paper, please include each as a separate document.) Subject line should read “Submission – [Author’s name(s)]”.
Please make sure the work adheres to the following guidelines. A student may submit up to 2 articles (a maximum of one article per author will be selected). All submissions must follow UBC’s procedures regarding academic integrity.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- Based on typical length of our previous publications, we suggest the length of the submission as being somewhere between 15-25 pages, not including a title page and references. However, will absolutely consider, and encourage you to submit, any papers that fall outside of these length guidelines.
- The text adheres to American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines. For reference, please see here. If citations are not in APA format and the work is selected for publication, the author must convert the work to APA format before publication.
- Include an abstract that is limited to 2,000 characters. For examples of previously published papers, please see the online versions of Sojourners Volumes 1, 2, 3/4, 5, 6/7, 8, 9
- The article can be submitted for consideration no more than two years after the author’s completion of their undergraduate degree. The article itself, however, must have been written during the author’s undergraduate degree. There are no other faculty or specialization limits in submitting a paper (i.e. the author need not be, or have been, involved in a Sociology Major/Minor/Honours/Etc., in order to submit an article).
The names, email addresses, and work sent to this journal will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
The selection process is anonymous. The author’s identity will only be disclosed to the Associate Editors and Faculty Reviewers once the paper has been selected for publication.