About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual, peer-reviewed research journal run by Newcomb-Tulane College students. We publish outstanding undergraduate research from all areas of knowledge and accept submissions from across the globe.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts may be after first day of spring classes for Tulane University, however, please observe the following (subject to change) schedule for submission decisions:

01/10/25 – Open for submissions
04/04/25 – Deadline for submissions
04/11/25 – Revise and resubmit deadline, copyeditors assigned
04/25/25 – Copyediting finished
05/09/25 – Formatting finished
06/06/25 – Proofed and published

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.  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.