Publication Standards

Think You?! publishes both papers and presentations of the student work that is presented annually at the Bay Honors Research Symposium. Student may turn in either a paper, a video presentation (either from the Symposium or staged to replicate the setting), or both. In all cases, all submissions must be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and must be accompanied by a completed Publication Release and Mentor Signature Form. If the project involved interviewing people, a completed Interview Subject Release Form must be sent with the work, one for each interview subject.

To submit a paper:

For all papers, please follow the style guide below:

  • Title: Heading 1 settings for title, using Ariel (or Helvetica) 16-point font, bold, and centered.
  • Author: One line down from the title, list the author and the college; soft-return to add the mentor. Use Heading 2 setting for all of this, using Ariel (or Helvetica) 16-point font, bold and italicized, and centered.
    • If there is more than one author, please list alphabetically by last name.
  • Body of Paper: Use Normal style setting
    • Font: Ariel (Helvetica is ok), 11-point
    • Paragraph settings: 1.5 spacing; first-line indent of 0.5”, spacing after of 6pt
  • Margins: 1” all sides
  • Alt-text for all graphics, tables, and figures.
  • Captions for all graphics, tables, and figures.
  • Citation style: in accordance with discipline—must be approved by the mentor.
    • Citation style setting should be used. It should be 10-point Ariel (or Helvetica), italicized, left-set.
  • Footnotes/Endnotes: in accordance with discipline—must be approved by the mentor.
  • Bibliography: Please put on a separate page from the paper. Title should be either ‘bibliography’ or ‘work cited’ or ‘references’—title should be with the Heading 2 style (as mentioned above for Author).
  • Page numbers: in the header, right-side, with author last name in front of the number. Font should be 10-point Ariel (or Helvetica).
    • If there are two authors, please list both last names, alphabetically, before the page number.
    • If there are more than two authors, please list the first person’s last name, followed by ‘’, in front of the page number.
  • Section headings: Use heading settings in appropriate ways.
    • Heading 3: Ariel (or Helvetica) 14-point font, bold and italicized, left-set
    • Heading 4: Ariel (or Helvetica) 12-point font, bold, left-set
    • Heading 5: Ariel (or Helvetica) 12-point font, bold and italicized
  • Abstract (optional): abstract can be added, with keywords, at the beginning of the paper.
  • Photo: include a photo of the student presenting (either from the Symposium or staged) or from the Symposium event itself.

Do not include a title page.

To submit a video presentation:

If a student doesn’t know how to set this up, then this can be done by the editor. However, it will affect the timing of publication, and there may be a delay.

For all video presentations, please use the settings below:

  • Video quality: should be clear audio and video. High definition is preferred, but not required.
  • Include captioning, if possible.
  • List on your own YouTube channel as an unlisted video—so that it can be accessed via a link. This link is what you will be sending into Think You?! for submission.


  • Publication Release and Mentor Signature Form
  • Interview Subject Release Form