is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal, and UMKC’s only journal of undergraduate research. Lucerna publishes articles by students in all fields of scholarship, including the humanities, social sciences, sciences, mathematics, music, fine arts and professional disciplines. Published annually since 2005, Lucerna‘s purpose is to cultivate and showcase original research and scholarship from the entire UMKC undergraduate community. Any current UMKC undergraduate may submit a research paper written anytime during their academic career at UMKC. If you would like a copy of Lucerna, stop by the Honors College in 424 Cherry Hall, or click below to view the latest issue:

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Each submission is peer-reviewed by a volunteer staff of student readers from the Honors College as well as faculty and staff from the Honors College. Papers are judged on the basis of their clarity, originality, organization and argumentative qualities. Having one’s work published in Lucerna is a great achievement for any undergraduate looking to further her or his education or to begin a professional career.

The 2017-2018 Lucerna Faculty Advisor is Dr. Henrietta Rix Wood, Honors College Associate Teaching Professor.

For more information, please contact the 2017-2018 Editor-in-Chief Anthony Gilyard.

We are currently accepting submissions. See the Lucerna 2017-2018 Guidelines for information about submitting your undergraduate research paper for consideration.

Every year Lucerna celebrates its annual publication with the Lucerna Symposium. The Lucerna Symposium allows authors of the year’s newest journal to present their research to the UMKC and Kansas City community. Click here to learn more about the 2018 Lucerna Symposium or to RSVP.

The UMKC Writing Studio, located on the second floor of the Atterbury Student Success Center, is an invaluable resource for student writers. They offer quality, one-on-one consultations that will assist you in the organization of ideas and content in your research paper. No matter what field of study you may be in, the writing studio staff is equipped to help polish and improve your work. Visit Writing Studio Student Services to make an appointment for an onsite session, or an online session (via email or Skype) if it better suits your schedule.


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