Submissions are OPEN for our 2024 journal!

*Please note we are no longer using Scholastica for article submissions. **Please email all submission drafts along with a completed submission agreement to

  • February 16, 2024 - Submission Deadline for Article Submission and Author Agreement Form
  • February 23, 2024 - Editors Return Submissions as Accepted, Rejected, or for Online Publication

Article Requirements

Look at past Scientia journals for article examples.

  • Author must be an undergraduate student enrolled at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Papers must be submitted in Word format. They must be 5-10 pages long, double-spaced, Times New Roman size 12 point font.
  • Main text must contain an abstract (250 words), introduction, materials & methods, results, and discussion sections.
  • Figures must have captions that include figure number, figure title, and brief description/key: ex. Figure 1. Title. Key and/or description.
    • Figures must be referred to in the main text as: ex. (Fig. 1)
    • Tables do not need captions but must be referred to in the main text as: ex. (Table 1)
    • Send figures in a separate Word document from main manuscript.
  • Include advisor/author approval form.
  • Confirm that all figures and data have not been previously published, will not be published in a journal other than Scientia, and have been produced by the author(s).
  • References must be included at the end of the paper in a “References” section. References should be numbered, and be referred to chronologically in the text.
    • In-text Citation format: Single reference example: (1) Multiple reference example: (1,2)
    • References citation format:
      1. Hendry, A. P., M. T. Kinnison, M. Heino, T. Day, T. B. Smith, G. Fitt, C. T. Bergstrom, J. Okeshott, P. S. Jorgensen, M. P. Zalucki, G. Gilchrist, S. Southerton, A. Sih, S. Strauss, R. F. Denison, S. P. Carroll. 2011. Evolutionary principles and their practical application. Evolutionary Applications 4:159-183.
  • When submitting, denote which section your article should appear in: Biology and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Mathematics, or Health and Neuroscience.

Author Submission Agreement Form

To obtain a copy of the Author Submission Agreement Form, contact