Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to hear back about my submission(s)?

A: Our peer reviewing takes place every spring semester. Then, pieces are sent to faculty reviewers over the spring and summer semesters. Our response time is summer to fall.

Q: Do I have to be in the Honors College to submit?

A: NO! This is a common misconception. We accept submissions from anyone who has work from an undergraduate Missouri State class.

Q: What are my chances of getting published?

A: We currently have a 16% acceptance rate.

Q: Is it easy to get published?

A: We have high standards for our publication and look for the best scholarship among the submissions. Getting published isn't necessarily easy which makes it a great accomplishment. 

Q: Do I have to include an abstract?

A: Yes, we ask all authors who are selected for publication to provide abstracts to their pieces. See previous volumes for examples based on type of submission. 

Q: What if I have multiple things I want to submit?

A: Please do, the limit does not exist! We have no limit to the number of submissions per cycle by one author. We only ask that you do not submit one piece to multiple publications (i.e. simultaneous simultaneous). 

Q: Can I submit work I completed at another university?

A: No. We only accept work completed for a Missouri State University or our West Plains campus undergraduate class.

Q: Can I submit work I completed in a previous semester?

A: Absolutely. Submission eligibility does not depend on status. You can submit after you graduate, too.

Q: Does it matter if I'm an undergraduate or graduate student if I want to submit?

A: As long as the work was created and submitted for a grade in an undergraduate Missouri State class, then you can submit it while you are a graduate student. Graduate work is not accepted for consideration. 

Q: How do I become a peer reviewer?

A: If you are a current member of the Honors College, you are eligible to apply following the instructions on the Join Our Team page.

Q: Does peer reviewing count for volunteer hours?

A: Absolutely. We have instructions to follow to submit these hours as volunteer hours.

Q: What kind of submissions does LOGOS take?

A: Everything. From research to literature reviews to artwork to creative writing. See our Make page for more information.