Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity is student-run and peer-reviewed. Auctus accepts submissions from VCU undergraduates in all disciplines. The journal welcomes submissions of research articles, technical papers, expository articles, and works of creative scholarship including visual art, music, creative writing, film, and multi-media projects.
Auctus supports VCU’s mission to “engage all undergraduates in research, scholarship, and creative expression.” Auctus is available to all as a web-based publication.
Auctus is sponsored by the Honors College and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Auctus was founded in 2009 by former undergraduate researcher, Honors College student, and Goldwater Scholar, Christopher Pang. Through the generosity of the Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, graphic design major Dylan Halpern and mass communications major Lauren N. Colie created a new website to revive Pang’s vision.
By giving students a public forum for expressing their intellectual pursuits, Auctus promotes increased student engagement in research and creative scholarship while also fostering a scholarly community of emerging creators and researchers.