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About Aperture Student Editorial Board

Aperture is edited and produced by an undergraduate student editorial board of peer editors. Our board is composed of individuals with rich writing, editing, and research experiences who are passionate about the publication of undergraduate work. 

The purpose of Aperture’s editorial committees is to provide undergraduate researchers with the opportunity to take on a position of higher responsibility, leadership, and impact in the UK academic community. Editors-in-Chief, committee chairs, and committee members will take an active role to complete weekly tasks geared toward the growth and development of the Aperture Journal.

 



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Aperture Student Committees

Design Committee

Main Responsibilities

  • Developing the format/layout of the journal
  • Creating graphics for online content
  • Delineating process for selecting cover art
  • Designing promotional items

Design Committee Applicant Requirements:

  • Research experience is not necessary
  • Art/Graphic design experience
  • Attention to detail
  • Degree seeking, undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Univ of Kentucky in good academic standing

Editorial Review Committee

Main Responsibilities (8-10 members)

  • Developing Submission Guidelines 
  • Faculty/Student Reviewer Training
  • Initial Peer Review of Submission
  • Final Student/Faculty Review

Review Committee Applicant Requirements:

  • At least 2 terms of research (presentation experience)
  • Organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the scientific review process 
  • Strong technical writing skills, including an upper-level writing course
  • Degree seeking, undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Univ of Kentucky in good academic standing

Marketing & Outreach Committee

Main Responsibilities 

  • Social media presence and graphic design experience required
  • Coordinate Student Editorial Board recruitment  (for chairmen & committee members)
    • Presentation @ the Summer Research Symposium (August 2024)
    • Research Ambassador training (August 2024)
  • Planning and leading workshops (how to navigate website, where to find resources, formatting walk through, etc.)
  • Email outreach (Formatting consistent emails for committees to send out)
  • Collaborate with other student organizations as deemed fit
  • Social media posts (advertising journal, recruitment, etc.)
  • Website updates
  • Spotlights (about editorial board and committee members, about undergraduate researchers submitting to the journal)
  • Tabling in Gatton Student Center & JSB

Outreach Committee Applicant Requirements:

  • Previous research experience is not required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Social media presence 
  • Graphic design experience
  • Degree seeking, undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Univ of Kentucky in good academic standing

Publication and Production Committee

Main Responsibilities (6-8 members)

  • Section Editors
  • Article layout and typesetting
  • Proof review
  • Online publishing
  • Indexing
  • Post-Submission Correspondence

Publications/Production Committee Applicant Requirements:

  • At least 2 terms of research (presentation experience)
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Upper-level writing course
  • Degree seeking, undergraduate students currently enrolled at the Univ of Kentucky in good academic standing


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Meet the Executive Editorial Board

Megan Johnston

Megan Johnston, Co-Editor in Chief

Senior, Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology

Ashbey Manning

Ashbey Manning, Co-Editor in Chief

Senior, Chemical Engineering major

Kenan Andre Flores

Kenan Andre Flores, Design Committee Chair

Senior, Chemistry major

Diksha Satish

Diksha Satish, Co-Chair Editorial Review Board

Junior, Biology and Mathematics major

Gretchen Ruschman

Gretchen Ruschman, Co-Chair Editorial Review Board

Senior, Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology major



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Committee Application Due by Jan. 19, 2024

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Email: aperture@uky.edu

Instagram: @ukyaperture

Phone: 859-257-0049