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About This Journal

The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors. The Journal accepts submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Each submission must be the original work of at least one undergraduate student with at least one faculty mentor, although the work may be submitted shortly after the student(s) has graduated. As a point of reference, the work should be at about the level expected for a senior thesis (although it can be done by non-seniors within the context of a course if the work is of sufficient quality).

All submissions undergo a double-blind review by a minimum of two faculty members from institutions of higher learning from around the world. The faculty reviewers have expertise in disciplines closely related to those represented by the submission. If possible, the work is also reviewed by undergraduates in collaboration with the faculty reviewers. This provides an opportunity for undergraduates to gain valuable experience with the peer-review process.

Thus, the purpose of the Journal is to:

  • encourage and showcase scholarly work in all disciplines.
  • engender a beneficial learning experience for undergraduate students, especially with regard to the peer-review process.
  • provide a setting for dissemination of research, ideas, and creative concepts.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published on the Journal website after successful review. Our goal is to have submissions reviewed within 8 - 12 weeks. However, the process may take longer depending on the availability of reviewers.

Open Access Statement

IJURCA is an open-access publication, meaning that its past and present content is freely available to view on and download from the Web. Open-access journals support an informed society by making knowledge and information available on a democratic basis.

If you are interested in assisting with the Journal or serving as a peer reviewer, please contact the Co-Editors in Chief, Dr. Gyorgyi Nyerges (nyerges@pacificu.edu) and Mattias Olshausen (mattias.olshausen@cwu.edu).

Image Credits

The International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities icon was created using images from The Noun Project, including Beaker designed by Randall Barriga from The Noun Project and Film designed by Fernando Vasconcelos from The Noun Project.