Categories of Manuscripts
Authors of all manuscripts should read carefully WRITING GUIDELINES, especially for the use and non-use of technical language.
Research articles describe research and creative projects carried out in all disciplines. Inquiry does not accept works of fiction, drama or poetry; however, the process of creating such works and the research involved may be an acceptable subject. Articles, in final form, should not exceed 2,500 words. See the research articles in the current and past issues of Inquiry for examples of format and style.
Commentaries may be authored by faculty, staff and alumnae as well as current UNH students. They address and offer opinions on a variety of issues related to research, scholarship and mentoring. These might include the social and political implications of a line of research, personal experiences in research or mentoring, the application of an academic theory to current events, the influence of undergraduate research on future careers—or something entirely different. Commentaries should be kept to 1000 words. See the Commentaries in the current and past issues of Inquiry for examples of subject and approach.
Feature articles can cover an array of subjects: profiles of student researchers or faculty mentors; descriptions of current research projects; and discussions of research challenges, ethics, or methodology are a few examples. Feature articles are usually written by members of the student editorial board. Ideas from readers for features are welcomed. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org .