Research Journal Submission Process

Before submitting your article for consideration in the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal, please read through the Paper Guidelines to ensure that you adhere to all of the publication guidelines. Additionally, the Student Editorial Board will be holding workshops on "How to get published in the Journal." Students who are unable to attend a workshop should carefully review the details on Submitting an Article at

Articles that do not follow the guidelines may be rejected on that basis. You should also consult with your faculty mentor prior to submission to ensure that your article is acceptable, as the faculty mentor will need to approve the submission before it moves forward to the Editorial Review Board. During the review process you may be provided with reviewer feedback to enhance your article for continued consideration. It is critical that you meet the set deadlines, that you proofread your resubmission, and that you adhere to the recommended edits. (Always proofread every submission.)

The submission form below consists of 4 pages. You should have your article and Bio ready to upload. You are encouraged to review the Bio Guidelines for direction and to view an example. The Bio is limited to 80 words, and it is very important that you check your grammar and spelling as this will be considered in the review process.

Please be sure that you enter all contact e-mails correctly. Upon article submission, you will receive an e-mail confirmation, and your faculty mentor will be asked to review and approve your submission. It is your responsibility to follow up with your faculty mentor to confirm that your article is approved by him/her in a timely manner. Your faculty mentor will have one day after the submission deadline to approve your article. Articles that fail to be approved may be rejected on that basis.

Remember: Authorship is an explicit way of assigning responsibility and giving credit for intellectual work. In order to correctly assign authorship credit, please follow these guidelines as provided on the Paper Guidelines page:

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