Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

CUSJ is accepting multiple-page original research manuscript submissions for our Spring 2017 journal. Download the manuscript template here and submit your manuscript on our submission portal. Please read the guidelines below before submitting.


Submissions for the 2017 Journal are due March 24th, 2017


Questions about submitting? Email

Who can submit? 

Undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any U.S. college.

Manuscript Review

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal will undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process and often a faculty review. This process is extensive; there is typically about 15 weeks from manuscript submission to publication. Competitive submissions for publication will be concise and contain original scientific research. Exceptional papers critically examining the existing body of scientific research will also be considered.

We expect that authors of manuscripts selected for publication will have worked extensively with their research mentor preparing their manuscript for submission. Papers prepared for submission should have sufficient introduction for those involved in other scientific disciplines to gain a general intuition about the paper’s original subject matter.

Authors published in the CUSJ will retain all rights to their work except the right to publish in another undergraduate level journal; work previously published in such a journal will not be considered for publication in the CUSJ. The editors of the CUSJ additionally ask that submissions to the CUSJ not be concurrently considered for publication by other undergraduate level journals. All authors and their mentors must sign off on the author agreement which can be found on the submission portal.

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