Chico Adelante Program

Adelante: A Journal of Student Research and Creative Work

The objective of the Adelante student journal is to publish abstracts, research papers, and creative projects to showcase the breadth and diversity of Chico State undergraduate and graduate student research and creative work.

  • Showcasing the variety of possible research on campus
  • Encouraging research in all disciplines
  • Providing a resource to help students formulate their own research topic and approach
  • Representing diverse voices
  • Demonstrating various research methods and writing styles

Original research, analysis, review, or creative work in any subject area is welcome. Paper submissions must not be published elsewhere or under review for publication elsewhere—aside from that, any undergraduate or graduate student is welcome to submit. 

Call for Student Abstracts, Research Papers, Creative Projects, and Journal Cover Art

Register and upload your abstracts, research paper, creative project, and journal cover art at

Please note that the application process requires registering with CSU Open Journals to upload your abstract, paper, creative project, or journal cover art (see link above).

Abstract, research paper, and creative project submissions must follow the template provided in the Author Guidelines section.

Journal cover art submissions upload PDF size 8.5x11 with no more than 1-inch margins.

Important guidelines are listed in the Submission Preparation Checklist section on the Adelante Journal CSU Open Journal website.

The deadline for submission is Monday, September 30, 2024, at 11:59 PM. 

Examples of Abstracts: Students may view thesis abstracts via the Meriam Library ScholarWorks link at

Other abstract examples from multiple disciplines are also available via web search (e.g., Michigan State

Faculty Advisor: 
Please be advised each submission should be approved and supported by a faculty or staff member of CSU, Chico.

For more information: 
Email Adelante Journal Editor at

What is the abstract, research paper, creative project, and journal cover art selection process and timeline?

  • Abstracts, research papers, creative projects, and journal cover art will be selected by a committee of staff and administrators in the Office of Graduate Studies, and students will be notified via email (by mid-September 2024).
  • All papers will be checked for originality.

What if my research involves human subjects?

What if I have additional questions?

Please note: all articles published in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons License, and the authors own the copyright to their work.

Click here to view the current electronic version of the Adelante Journal of Student Research and Creative Work.

Adelante is Spanish for "Onward, Ahead, Forward!" The Adelante Postbaccalaureate Pipeline Program is funded by a five-year, $2.9 million grant (Title V “Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions”) from the Department of Education.