How to Submit

Journal of Undergraduate Research accepts reviews and original articles. Please send questions and submissions to cgaryn@u.rochester.edu

General Guidelines

  • By submitting any material to JUR, you agree that your work published in JUR is original, unless otherwise specifically acknowledged.
  • You must speak with the professor overseeing the paper or research. This is imperative since some professors may intend to submit the same research for publication, which could entail a conflict of interest.
  • Only submissions from students at the University of Rochester are considered.
  • JUR reserves the right to reproduce and reprint any materials published for instructional and promotional purposes.
  • Students have up to two years after date of graduation to submit to JUR, so long as the research took place during undergraduate education.
  • The work must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format with the following information:
    • Name
    • Student ID number
    • Year
    • Academic Discipline of submission
    • Mentor (name, department, contact information)
  • JUR is an interdisciplinary journal for undergraduates. Thus, submissions must be readable by College undergraduates; there should be as little technical jargon as possible. If necessary, explain any concepts that are critical to the understanding of the article, but may not be common knowledge. Natural science articles should read more like Scientific American articles.

Article Guidelines

  • JUR does not publish abstracts. Please find some way to incorporate your abstract into your paper to inform the readers of the subject and its intent.
  • Provide information about what prompted your investigation.
  • Describe your approach to the problem, including the advantages and powers of the techniques you used or the design you proposed; what are the disadvantages or controversies involved, if any? (This would replace the 'materials and methods' section of a standard report.)
  • Explain your results and discuss their implications.
  • All articles must be cited in the Chicago style of citation, which works for humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, in the form of endnotes. If you fail to do this, we will return your submission to you and ask that you alter your references to reflect this.
  • The article must follow the JUR reference guidelines (Sample)
  • Graphic Submission Guidelines available here

Plagiarism Agreement

The purpose of JUR is to encourage undergraduate research pursuits and not to hinder the author's ability to publish their work in other relevant journals. After publication in JUR, the author reserves the right to present any part of their research in any form in other publications or proceedings. JUR reserves the right to reproduce and reprint any materials published for instructional and promotional purposes.

By submitting any material to JUR, you agree that your work is original, unless otherwise specifically acknowledged.

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