Chico Adelante Program

Adelante: A Journal of Student Research and Creative Work

The objective of the Adelante student journal is to publish abstracts and papers 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 Paper submissions must not be published elsewhere or under review for publishing elsewhere – aside from that, any undergraduate or graduate student is welcome to submit. 

Although submission of an abstract is a part of the Adelante Summer Research Program, all students - even non-Adelante students are also encouraged to submit abstracts or papers.

Call for Student Abstracts

Register and upload your abstracts at
Please note that the application form requires sign-in to your Google Drive in order to upload the abstract.
The deadline for submission has been extended to July 31, 2023. 

  1. Submit the abstract in Microsoft Word format.
  2. Use 12-point Times New Roman type.
  3. Margins should be 1.0 inch on the top, bottom, and sides.
  4. The abstract should be 350 words or less and should describe your research whether planned, in progress, or completed.

An abstract should contain the following information:

  • Topic and background or context
  • Purpose of study
  • Research methodology or planned methods
  • Main results – if applicable
  • Conclusions, implications, and possible recommendations

Use complete sentences, but the abstract should be concise, allowing the reader to understand the research without having to read the details. References and quotations are not necessary.

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

Call for Student Papers

Original research, analysis, review, or creative work in any subject area is welcome. Paper submissions must not be published elsewhere or under review for publishing elsewhere.

What are the submission requirements?

  • The first author must be a current or recently graduated (within the last year) undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at CSU Chico.
  • All work must be original to the author.
  • Each submission must be approved and supported by a member of the CSU, Chico faculty or staff. Papers selected for publication may require confirmation of faculty support.
  • Submission deadline is July 31, 2023.

What are the formatting requirements?

  • One-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced, page numbers inserted bottom right, font size 12 point, New Times Roman. [bullets]
  • Separate cover page (first page) includes paper title, author name, major or program, and email address.
  • Submissions should follow the citation style of MLA, see quick guide here MLA 8th edition guidelines.
  • Recommended submission length is 25 double-spaced pages or less.

How do I submit my paper?

  • Submissions to Adelante must be uploaded as Microsoft Word documents through the online submission system at Document naming convention is last name, first initial, Paper Title.
  • Figures and charts should be uploaded as separate image files including captions (in JPEG or PNG format).
  • Figure/Chart naming convention is last name, first initial, figure/chart, number.

What is the paper selection process and timeline?

  • Papers will be selected by a graduate student/staff/faculty committee in a blind review selection process and students will be notified via email (by mid August, 2023).
  • Student editors will contact selected authors for any necessary revisions or editing (by late August, 2023).
  • 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 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.