The Journal of Undergraduate Research is open to all undergraduates!

About JUR

Focus and Scope

UFJUR is published once per year. UF JUR gives scholars a voice for their research in the arts and humanities, social, behavioral, education, STEM and medicine. Students submit their work with faculty/mentor approval.

Peer Review Process

Each paper goes through a double blind peer-review process with experts in the discipline of the article topic.   If the article is selected, the author will be asked to submit a revised version of the work before being accepted for publication. For this reason, it is important that authors provide up-to-date contact information.

Publication Frequency

This journal is published in the fall and spring. Submissions are due on April 1st of any given year, per USP requirements.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


 UF JUR is published by the Center for Undergraduate Research.

Journal History

UF JUR publishes one issue per year.  Current undergraduate students from all majors who work with a faculty mentor are welcome to submit their article for publication.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The University of Florida is committed to creating a community that reflects the rich racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the state and nation. The Journal of Undergraduate Research contributes to this mission by promoting inclusivity through supporting open access; actively encouraging greater representation across cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and fostering transparency and openness throughout the publishing cycle.

To further our goals of diversity and inclusivity, it is recommended that authors, reviewers, and editors consider the following:

  • Encourage participation of people from underrepresented groups as authors, reviewers, and editors.
  • Include content from multidisciplinary scholars that fits publication scope.
  • Create an editorial board that reflects the diversity of a global academic community.
  • Maintain a clear and open process for article review and contribution.

Submission Guidlines

JUR Submission Workshop

In January of 2020, CUR along with the JUR Editor, Michelle Leonard, conducted a workshop on how to submit to JUR.  Please watch the video below to learn about the submission process.

Watch the 'How to Submit to JUR Workshop' Video Here!

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission’s compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

Author Guidelines


Any undergraduate student at the University of Florida may submit a paper to UF JUR. To be eligible for publication, the research must be faculty mentored.

Types of Papers

UF JUR publishes original work only, including scholarly research papers as well as fine and performing arts projects that are accompanied by a project summary addressing, among other issues, influences, process/methodology, technique, and impact. Reviews are not accepted.


Papers should be between 1500 and 4000 words, including references and abstract. There is no limit on the number of figures and tables in a paper, though their placement and quality must conform to UF JUR guidelines.


For manuscript formatting (margins, fonts, headings, labeling and construction of figures and tables, etc.), use of the UF JUR template is required. (NOTE: ignore the template header for author name. This task will be completed during copy-editing.)

Graphics, including figures and tables, should appear within the manuscript rather than at the end. All graphics, including figures and tables must be in JPEG format; 300 DPI; maximum 1000 pixels wide x 2600 pixels high. Captions with credits must be included for each figure, and all tables labeled.

All citations must be complete in text and in the bibliography.

NOTE: The template is justified and the instructions state left aligned. Either is fine and will be fixed during the copy editing phase.

All copyrighted issues must be settled.

 Author Registration Tutorial


Papers should be received no later than:

April 1st.