Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

CUSJ accepts original research manuscript submissions for our journal. The manuscript template will be released in Fall 2017. Once your manuscript is prepared, submit it on our submission portal. Please read the guidelines below before submitting.

 

Submissions for the 2018 Journal are due in March 2018.

 

Questions about submitting? Email cusj@columbia.edu


Who can submit? 

Undergraduate students enrolled full-time in any US university.

Manuscript Review

Manuscripts submitted to the Journal will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. 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.

Please direct questions to cusj@columbia.edu