About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Tulane Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual  peer-reviewed research journal publishing articles from multiple academic fields. Our goal is to unite the best undergraduate research from undergraduates across the globe and represent all academic fields producing a spectrum of high-quality and diverse work. The journal is published electronically and archived by Howard Tilton Memorial Library.

Peer Review Process

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

  • Submit by March 19, 2021 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.