IUJUR accepts submissions and publishes year-round. If you need a publication by a certain time (for an application, grant, or otherwise), please be sure to submit well in advance of that due date. Our turn-around time can take several months depending on how many revisions are required. To get feedback on your paper by the end of a semester, submit at least two weeks before the start of finals week.
You can submit full-length articles, literature review articles, and research snapshots. You can find more information on our Submission Options page.
A research snapshot is an article format often used for in-progress or proposed studies. We expect that the format of a snapshot will look much like a grant proposal and include an extensive literature review, proposed methodology, and address questions of intellectual merit and broader impacts. The goal of a snapshot is to present a testable research hypothesis, using preliminary data or previous literature to justify the importance and impact of the proposed question.
A graduate student can be involved in guiding your research work. However, a faculty mentor must approve your research manuscript in order for it to be considered for publication in IUJUR. In the rare case that there is no faculty involved, please contact the journal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research that is part of your honors thesis work may be submitted to IUJUR; however, it will be subject to the same submission requirements and guidelines.
There is no minimum or maximum manuscript length. However, successful submissions to IUJUR tend to be 6 to 15 pages double-spaced. Successful Humanities submissions tend to be at least 10 pages double-spaced.
Research in the Applied Sciences may include the following areas: business, education, engineering and technology, global and international studies, informatics and computer science, law, nursing and medical sciences, public and environmental affairs, and public health.
As long as the research was conducted while you were an undergraduate, you can submit your manuscript up until a year after graduation.
IUJUR does not require exclusive rights to students’ research. However, if you are planning to submit your work to outside journals, you should be aware of those journals’ policies on requiring exclusive rights to research.
You can find a detailed overview of the submission and review timeline on the Submit to IUJUR page.
Submitted manuscripts are given to the chair of the relevant Editorial Board. The chair then assigns the anonymous manuscript to editors, who review and score the manuscript based on a board-specific rubric. The editors also decide whether to accept or reject the manuscript. The scored rubrics and manuscripts are then returned to the board chairs, who compile the scores and make the final decision whether or not to accept the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts are sent to the Faculty Review Board, which reviews them and makes the final decision about publishing the articles.
Articles are rarely rejected by our editors. Instead, we will send it back with the decision to Revise and Resubmit. An article can be resubmitted as many times as you want, and this editing/reviewing cycle is crucial to having high quality academic work.
IUJUR holds a call-out meeting for prospective staff members each year in the early fall. Updates and further information will be posted on our website and social media, but you can also contact the journal at email@example.com for more details about becoming a member of the IUJUR staff.
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