Frequently Asked Questions
Can I submit my senior or honors thesis?
Yes, however we ask that you revise and edit it down to 5,000 words or thereabouts. While we support students who are completing senior and honors theses, we certainly do not have the space to publish such lengthy endeavors. We encourage you to submit your scholarly work, up to two years after your date of graduation, so long as the work was completed at the University as an undergraduate.
What is the difference between the people published in JUR and the people who serve as editors for JUR?
The individuals published in JUR have been selected based on the quality of their submissions and positive reviews from Content Editors. Furthermore, submissions are sent to faculty members of supporting departments for professorial reviews, which helps JUR decide whether or not to proceed with the editorial and publication processes.
People who serve on the staff of JUR are not necessarily published in JUR, though it does not preclude individuals, excepting the editors-in-chief, from submitting to JUR. Staff are allowed to submit, since authors are protected and anonymized in the editorial process. Staff members are editors and work on pieces submitted by people who are to be published in JUR.
Can I submit to JUR and to peer-reviewed research journals?
If your work is accepted for publication in JUR and in another research journal, we congratulate you on your success. However, many academic journals have restrictions on multiple submissions, so look over the other journals' guidelines and regulations before you submit to JUR.
How do I become an editor?
We recruit editors at the beginning of each semester. Anyone interested in JUR is encouraged to sign up for our mailing list at the September and January activities fairs. We will send out an e-mail to everyone on our mailing list in mid-September (Fall) and early February (Spring) to advertise our General Interest Meeting, where you will be assigned to an editor team for the following semester. Past editors who wish to return should plan on attending at least one General Interest Meeting during the academic year.
What is it like being an editor for JUR?
All editors start out as Content Editors (CEs) assigned to a team with 4-6 other Content Editors under the supervision of a Managing Editor (ME). CEs are among the first to review articles submitted for each semester's issue on criteria such as relevance to the given field, professionalism, originality, and grammar usage. When articles are accepted for publication, Content Editors are each given an article to edit by their Managing Editor. All editors submit their reviews and edits to their ME within 10-14 day time frames. Content Editors are also expected to participate in small biweekly group meetings with their editing team, during which they discuss recently reviewed submissions.