Call for student papers: Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 6, 2017

The Seattle University Undergraduate Research Journal (SUURJ) solicits research-focused essays in any field, and on any subject, for its May 2018 issue.

Any Seattle University student in good academic standing is encouraged to submit to any subject section of the journal. Students in any year of their program may submit; in addition, we will accept submissions from students who have graduated up to 1 quarter prior to the deadline, provided that they submit work produced while they were enrolled at Seattle University.

Deadline for submissions is October 23, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  Information, formatting requirements, and application is available on the SUURJ website.

The first issue of SUURJ was produced last May and can be found here.

The editorial team seeks the following kinds of undergraduate student research:

News and Notes: This section is for items of interest to the research community at Seattle University, including opinion pieces, interviews of faculty or students of interest, short news items about the campus or Seattle community, or other items.  Word count: minimum of 250 minimum and maximum of 1,000 word.

Short Communications: This part of the journal is intended primarily, though not exclusively, for the science and social science disciplines. We seek your contributions of early data, initial findings, or other brief interventions into a field of inquiry.  Word count: 1,500 to 2,000 words.

Core Writing: This portion is for research-based core writing.  Any writing assignment from a Core class of any module, as long as it is researched-based, is eligible.  For the purposes of this section, students need not be experts (majors) in the field for which they are writing. Word count: minimum of 2,000 and maximum of 4,000 words.

Full-Length Articles: This section is devoted to full-length research projects in any discipline, as well as cross-disciplinary exploration.  These might be final essays for a class, a capstone project, or multi-authored papers as long as the student contributor is first author. Word count: maximum of 6,000 words.

A joint project of the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, the Office of Sponsored Research Programs, and the office of the Provost, SUURJ is an online journal published annually, in May of each year.