Lucerna is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, and UMKC's only undergraduate research journal, publishing articles by students in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. Established in 2005 by the UMKC Honors Program, Lucerna's purpose is to cultivate and showcase high-caliber scholarship from the entire UMKC undergraduate community. Any UMKC undergraduate may submit a research paper written anytime during their academic career at UMKC. Original artwork is also welcome. If you would like a copy of the current Lucerna, please stop by the Honors Program office, 204 Haag Hall, or click on the journal to download it.
Each submission is blind-reviewed by a volunteer-based staff of student readers from the Honors Program as well as faculty and staff from the program. 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
Papers are now being accepted for the 2013 Lucerna.
Deadline is May 31, 2013
Please see the Lucerna guidelines for information about submissions.
If you have questions, please contact the Honors Program
at (816) 235-5854.
Congratulations to the UMKC students whose papers were selected for the 2012 Lucerna!
Julliette Bates (German)
Melissa Childress (Psychology)
Jesse Hamer (Mathematics)
Rachel Kauffman (Psychology)
Alex Karanevich (Mathematics)
Max Shockley (Economics)
Jeremiah Shuler (Sociology)
Greg Steel (Biology)
Lawrence Stitt (History)
Erin York (English)