Welcome to RRCC's Interdisciplinary Scholarly Journal: Claro

Claro: Interdisciplinary Journal

  • ...gives students a chance to publish their scholarly work.
  • ...emphasizes creative scholarship.
  • ...encourages faculty across disciplines to give creative and multimodal academic assignments.
  • ...is interdisciplinary, benefiting all students at Red Rocks.

Submission deadline for 2022 Volume extended to February 11th!

The 2021 volume is here!

Claro cover

What type of work is accepted?

We are looking for exemplary student work across all disciplines. There are two submission categories:

Undergraduate Research

Creative Academic Work

Have you done research in a class or internship? All types of research papers are encouraged. Essays, articles, speeches and other creative endeavours are encouraged. Consider a visual creation such as a chart, map, or graph; or even a website or video!

How To Submit Student Work for 2022 Volume X

Students: Apply to submit your work via the following FORM. You then send the submission directly to claro@rrcc.eduAll submissions will be reviewed. Acceptance requires sponsorship by your instructor.

Instructors: Encourage your students to submit their highest quality academic work to Claro for publication! Submissions require an Instructor sponsor before they will be accepted for publication. In addition, please consider adding this syllabus insert to your Summer, Fall, and Spring syllabi!

  •  For Volume X of Claro, we will accept submissions through February 11, 2022.

Full submission guidelines here. Submissions that don’t adhere to these guidelines may be rejected. (.doc)

Wait! Should you submit to Claro or Obscura?

Red Rocks is lucky enough to have TWO journals that publish student work.
Claro accepts academic work and creative work that is connected to an academic project. Think narrative backstories that set the scene for research or highly visual, multimodal creations that explore an issue or theme for an academic assignment. Obscura publishes purely creative work of self-expression: fiction, creative nonfiction (such as memoir or personal essays), poetry, and various forms of visual art (photography, painting, drawing, sculpture). If you are unsure about where your work might fit in, submit it with a cover note explaining your concern. And don’t worry—if you submit anything, we’ll be sure to let you know if we think you might be a better fit for the other journal.


RedTalks: An Academic Conference for Students will return Spring 2022

Every April, right here at Red Rocks, students published in Claro present their work. View the Claro Conference page for past conferences!

Due to the COVID-19  campus closure, STEM EXPO was moved online and RedTalks was cancelled. We look forward to next spring when we can all celebrate academic work together!

Past Issues:

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2016-17 “inside this edition”

the Classical art of the muscle car; a dramatic look at familial financial literacy; polling, voting, and chaos in politically turbulent times; empowering women intellectually and sexually; the evolution of food propaganda from WWI to today; fact-based, fictionalized Holocaust journals; & strong women in myth.

Claro Volume V, 2014

Take a look at content from
our current issue here!

2015 Edition
2014 Edition

2013 Edition
2012 Edition
2011-2012 Edition
2009-2011 Edition

Special thanks to all our contributing instructors. Claro could not exist without your superior assignments and the attention and support you give to your students and their work.

Our back editions are available in print.