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TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship was first published in 1998 to provide a forum for outstanding research fostered by the collaboration of TCNJ students and faculty. The twenty-fourth volume of the Journal, scheduled to be published in electronic format in the spring of 2022, continues that tradition. Hoffman Prize Eligibility: Essays published in TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship will be considered for the $1,500 Hoffman Prize, awarded annually to the student who writes the best essay published in the Journal.

This is an open invitation to all students (including grad students and graduating seniors) to submit, and to all faculty members to encourage students to submit, copies of PAPERS OF EXCEPTIONAL MERIT for possible publication in the 2022 edition of The Journal of Student Scholarship. The Journal welcomes submissions from students in ALL academic disciplines. PAPERS should be no more than twenty typewritten, double-spaced pages in length, excluding abstract and notes. There is no minimum length. Students will be informed in a timely manner whether their papers have been selected for publication and, if selected, what revisions are required for publication.

In addition, students who, individually or in collaboration with a faculty member, have presented (or had accepted for presentation) work at a regional, national, or international conference after September 1, 2019, are encouraged to submit CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS for recognition in the Journal. The ABSTRACT should be no more than 300 words long, and include the name, date, and location of the professional meeting at which the work was presented. Furthermore, students, who, individually or in collaboration with a faculty member, have had work published (or accepted for publication) after September 1, 2019, are encouraged to submit a BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION of their work for inclusion in a special section of the Journal.

The style and format requirements for submission (as well as previous editions of the Journal) are available at: The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 29, 2021. All students should provide contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, at which they can be reached in the fall of 2021 and the winter and spring of 2021-22. Please encourage students to follow the formatting and submission directions and to consult previous issues of the Journal when preparing their essays for submission.

Send papers, abstracts, and bibliographical citations to David Venturo, Editor, TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship, at Please include completed submission forms, found on the Journal website, with your paper. If you have questions, please contact Prof. Venturo at


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