Call For Papers

Call For Papers

2017 Bay Honors Research Symposium Presentations

 

All presenters at the 2017 Bay Honors Research Symposium are invited to submit their research, in either formal research essay or video format, for publication in Think You?! The Journal of the Bay Honors Consortium.

 All submissions are due to the Think You?! email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 15 August 2017.

  • Past symposium projects are always welcomed. Please indicate which year your work was presented.

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Past Call for Papers

Past Call For Papers

All Symposium Presentations, 2008-2017

 

All presenters at any of the Bay Honors Research Symposia are invited to submit their research, in either formal research essay or video format, for publication in Think You?! The Journal of the Bay Honors Consortium.

  • All submissions are due to the Think You?! email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 31 January 2018.
  • Please follow all submission requirements, including submission of all required forms, as outlined on the Publication Standards page.

 

 

History of the journal

Sarah Harmon and Lillian Marrujo-Duck, 2013

How did we start this project? Well, the Bay Honors Consortium was at a monthly meeting in 2011 at City College of San Francisco. Lillian Marrujo-Duck, then-professor in History at CCSF, asked if the group would be interested in somehow documenting student work at the Symposium, something like a blog or journal. Sarah Harmon, an adjunct professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Cañada College, was also interested in this project. Lillian already had a blog of her student work going, a place for some of her honors history students to showcase their work to a larger audience: Voices Like Yours. For this site, Lillian did web design and the collecting of student work. Sarah had years of technical writing under her belt, and had worked for years on the side as an editor and technical writer for various companies. From there, the idea was hatched to come up with something new and different: take a student conference, publish the proceedings, and make it so that students could list a publication.

And the name, Think You?!…it’s, well, a bit different. We wanted to have a name for the journal that encapsulated the open nature of the Symposium, where all academic disciplines are accepted, and the goal was to expose community college students to a typical academic conference experience…but still have the whimsy of being a student. We posed the question, and exclaimed, at the same time: Think You?! From there, our title was born.

In the beginning, we were just about publishing the student work. As we worked year after year together, we got a feel for how to make Think You?! more student-centered. Our goal has always been to make the student work shine. Since the proposals are accepted through a competitive process, we felt confident that we would be showcasing the best work of the year in the community colleges. But we wanted to bring more attention to the work. We started accepting presentations along with papers, so that those with more visual-heavy presentations could show off their work. We also included a focus on the student award winners: The Heslet Award, and then later the Katharine Award along with it. This partnership held until 2016, as Lillian had to step away due to her new role as the Interim Dean of Humanities at CCSF.

Starting in 2017, Sarah has been the sole editor of Think You?!. It was that year that a new direction of the site took shape. The incorporation of newer graphics and a standard format was part of the stage. The revamped site is due to a huge amount of support from Prof. Colin Schatz of Las Positas College, who is the webmaster for the BHC site, and from others who help with more technical issues.

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 ‘et.al.’, 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.

Forms

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

About the journal

Think You?!, the Proceedings of the Bay Honors Research Symposium, is the collection of student work of those who present at the Bay Honors Research Symposium. The Symposium is held annually, organized by the Bay Honors Consortium. All students who present at the Symposium are accepted via a competitive process; all work is done as part of an honors course or an honors contract at a California Community College.

The editor of Think You?! checks the student work for overall presentation, including ensuring that all conventions for publishing are correct, and that the style guide is being followed. We rely on the mentors to check all other aspects of the student work. In order to have their work published on Think You?!, students must have their work fully vetted by their mentoring professor(s). The mentors check the work for accuracy, ethics with respect to procedure, correct citation for the discipline, and overall logic of work. Students can submit a paper of their work, a video of their presentation, or both. The Publication Release and Mentor Signature Form must be completed in full in order for the student work to be accepted; if the project involves interviews, we require an Interview Subject Release Form completed for each interview subject.

We take work twice a year. The Call For Papers for the annual Symposium is 15 August. We do a Past Call For Papers for all previous Symposia annually, with the due date being 1 January. Students and mentors are notified when the student work is received and when the work has been officially published.

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