Focus and Scope

The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual peer-reviewed publication of research articles written primarily by Tulane University undergraduates, or recent graduates, from all academic fields. The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal publishes articles of the highest caliber written by undergraduate students. Its goals are to add to the body of knowledge in all fields and to showcase the outstanding scholarship of undergraduates at Tulane University. The Journal is published electronically on the web.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts may be submitted at any time, however, please observe the following schedule for submission decisions:

  • Submit by March 19, 2020 for a spring semester decision

Through a peer-review and faculty-review editorial process, manuscripts are examined for the qualities and caliber that make the research appropriate for publication. The Student Editorial Board will conduct the preliminary review and will assign manuscripts that pass the first cut to reviewers.  The Faculty Review Board, made up of the current year's Duren Professors, will have final approval on all submissions. Whenever possible, a blind review process will guarantee a fair review of the manuscript.  Manuscripts will be subjected to revisions for content and grammar, depending on the comments of the faculty and student reviewers and copy editors.

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is to encourage, recognize, and reward intellectual activity beyond the classroom, while providing a forum for the exchange of research and ideas. The Journal encourages students to become engaged in research by displaying examples of what is studied and by offering the means of communicating knowledge to fellow students, researchers, and the general public.