For authors

We accept submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year and process them in the order they are received. Issues of CJUR are published at the end of April, August, and December each year. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot guarantee that your submission will be considered for the upcoming issue.

To submit to CJUR, simply register as an author on our online submission system to submit your article.

Submission guidelines

Basic requirements

As a multidisciplinary journal, CJUR accepts primary research articles, review articles, and perspective papers from all academic disciplines.

By submitting an article to CJUR, the author must acknowledge that the material is neither currently under review nor has been published at another publication, and that the material will not be submitted to another publication until the editorial board of CJUR has reached a decision.

CJUR does accept articles based on coursework but the project must have been originally designed by the author(s), and the help of the instructors of the course for which it was originally intended must be acknowledged. The author must also confirm that the article has already received a grade on submission.

If you have any concern regarding the eligibility of your article, please contact


Submissions to CJUR must adhere to the following requirements:

  1. The manuscript follows the submission template and is accompanied by a submission form (please consult this sample submission and the authors’ instructions for help).
  2. The article is in a Microsoft Word file and in single-spaced 12-point Times New Roman font.
  3. All citations are in APA style and are in-text.
  4. The article begins with an abstract no longer than half a page.
  5. The main text (excluding abstract and references) does not exceed 6 pages in length.
  6. No less than 10 scholarly sources are cited.
  7. All lines in the text file are numbered.
  8. All illustrations must be submitted as separate PNG, BMP, RAW, or TIFF files of at least 300 dpi, and datasets for all figures and tables must be submitted as clearly labelled spreadsheet files.
  9. All illustrations, figures, and tables must be referred to in the main text.

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

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 rigour 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

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).

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 endeavour 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.

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.