An important part of creating and sustaining a successful research journal is the participation of faculty experts who are actively pursuing and progressing research in their respective fields. The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research integrates a Faculty Review Board (FRB) into the selection and editing process to help achieve a comprehensive review of all submissions and create a medium through which students can learn the proper techniques involved in professional writing.
The review board varies from year to year and consists of faculty from all four major areas of study: natural sciences, social sciences, applied sciences, and humanities. We recruit faculty as needed to fulfill gaps in our students' expertise and provide opinions on the intellectual validity of the work in the broader field and overall quality of the author's writing.
We typically distribute one manuscript per faculty reviewer, and ask them to provide written comments as well as a final recommendation to our Co-Editors-in-Chief: either Accept or Revise and Resubmit. Ultimately, a world-class Faculty Review Board is crucial to enriching the experiences of student authors and editors, and maintaining the credibility and prestige of the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research.
If you are interested in joining our contact list of reviewers, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.