Submission Deadlines

We accept submissions anytime throughout the year but have the following deadlines for inclusion in our Winter and Summer issues. We recommend submitting early for shorter turnaround time with reviewers and faster publication.

Winter issue: September 30th

Summer issue: May 30th

Please note that due to the volume of submissions we receive, there is no guarantee that your submission will be considered for the current issue. Since we process submissions in the order that they are sent in, we may push back your submission to be considered for the next issue depending on how many submissions we receive before yours.

How to submit

To submit to CJUR, simply register as an author on our online submission system and follow the prompts here to submit your article. Please submit in .doc or .docx file formats.

Formatting

When submitting to CJUR, we ask that you:

1) Submit using Microsoft word (.doc or .docx file format)

2) Do not exceed a 3000 word limit (excluding references and figure captions)

3) Use size 12 Times New Roman Font

4) Submit figures as JPEG, TIF, or PNG files separately or in word doc

5) Include figure captions at end of word document

6) Use APA style and in text citations only

7) List the names, affiliations, and emails of two potential reviewers who are not involved with the project

We have included a sample submission here as a guide.

Types of Submissions Accepted

Academic Research

Research articles report student-driven research projects and succinctly describe findings in a manner appropriate for a non-specialized research audience. The articles should place findings within the context of current literature in their respective disciplines.

Reviews

The purpose of this section is to discuss academic literature and current research in a particular topic. Reviews provide an overview of a body of academic work, outline a current issue, and give insight into the field.

Commentaries

The aim of this section is to provide a platform for intellectual dialogue on topics relevant to academic research. These submissions differ from reviews as they typically focus on one or a few academic papers as opposed to an entire field in general.

Coursework

We acknowledge that often undergraduates complete coursework that may offer novel insight into a field or require a significant intellectual pursuit. We accept submissions such as directed studies reports, undergraduate theses, or other reports from your course work. All work must have a research focus and be graded prior to submission.

Submission Guidelines

Call for Submissions


CJUR accepts primary research articles as well as commentaries, literature reviews, perspective pieces and term papers. CJUR promotes submission of articles from all academic disciplines including but not limited to the natural and social sciences, humanities, commerce, and engineering.

General Guidelines

Articles submitted to CJUR cannot be previously published or accepted to an additional peer-reviewed journal or book (print or electronic). By submitting an article to CJUR, the author must acknowledge that the material is not also currently under review at another publication and the material will not be submitted to another journal until the editorial board of CJUR has reached a decision. CJUR does accept articles based on coursework but this must be disclosed at the time of submission as well as acknowledgements made to the institution and course in which it was originally intended. If from coursework, the author must confirm that the article has already been graded prior to submission. If you have any concern regarding the eligibility of your article, please contact info@cjur.ca

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) document file format.
  3. The paper does not exceed 3000 words in length (excluding figure captions and references).
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. Register as an author using our online submission system here
  7. Follow the steps to submit online starting here

The editorial board reserves the right to request further information from authors or changes in formatting before deciding whether a submission is to be accepted. Additional questions about formatting or submitting an article should be directed to info@cjur.ca.

Editorial Process

Our editorial board consists of undergraduate students who screen the submissions to be considered for publication for adherence to guidelines and general fit with the journal. Submissions are then reviewed by 1-2 faculty and/or graduate student(s) who evaluate the quality and rigor of the article before they are accepted for publication in CJUR. Following review, the reviewer(s) and CJUR editorial board will declare each submission as either: “accepted”, “accepted - minor revisions” or “resubmit for review.” Those submissions with minor revisions will have 2-3 weeks to return their submission with required amendments prior to publication.

Rights for Authors and the Canadian Journal for Undergraduate Research

Usage Policies:

The posting, reproduction, transmission or other distribution or use of the article submitted or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption (see below) or by written agreement of the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research, requires credit to Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research as copyright holder (e.g., Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research © 2015).

Personal Use Exemptions:

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  1. Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., external hard drives, back-up servers, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  2. Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  3. Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a biochemistry student at the University of British Columbia can have her article appear in the University British Columbia's Department of Biochemistry online publication series); and
  4. Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

General Terms and Conditions:

The failure of the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

Contact CJUR

For all CJUR specific inquiries please contact us at: info@cjur.ca

Questions?

Have any questions about our submission policies or if your article is eligible? Send us an email at info@cjur.ca