Style Guide: Please use the correct style guide for your discipline. UR recommends using owl.purdue.edu for citation formatting.
Submissions cannot exceed 20 pages single-spaced. Submissions must use automatic line numbering.
Images: All images should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for color, at the correct size. Preferred formats include: PS, JPEG, PNG, or in Word (Docx).
Equations: If you are submitting your manuscript as a word document, please ensure that equations are editable.
Originality: All work must be original to the author.
Instructions for Submission: (see below for files to be submitted)
Format: Submissions should be in Word (DOC/DOCX) or PDF format, and 12-point Times New Roman, with 1" margins.
Abbreviations: As a general rule, only standardized abbreviations and symbols should be used. If unfamiliar abbreviations are employed, they should be defined when they first appear in the text.
Trademark names should be capitalized and spelling verified. Chemical or generic names should precede the trade name or abbreviation of a drug the first time it is used in the text.
Submission Authors: should include their name and institution/affiliation on the cover page. Since this is a blind review, the authors names should not appear anywhere else (other than the cover page).
Abstract: Please include a brief abstract (150 to 200 words) of your work. The abstract should be interesting, readable with varied sentence structure, and be written in active voice. Avoid using technical terms that few readers are likely to understand. If using technical terms, include definitions.
Keywords: Please include 4-6 keywords (which will help with digital indexing).
Upload: Please upload the primary files in the primary manuscript portal
Supplementary material: Supporting files, including supplementary datasets, IRB verification, or any additional supporting material, can be submitted in the supporting files field.
FILES TO BE SUBMITTED:
The following should be submitted in SEPARATE files when submitting through the manuscript portal.
Author declaration file. (see below) (Each author needs to submit a separate file.)
Cover page with author names, mentor names(s), and affiliations.
Abstract with keywords.
Complete BLIND manuscript with references. (no names /institutions in the document)
Author Status: All authors must be enrolled as undergraduates during the time that the research was conducted. Authors will be able to submit their work for one calendar year after their graduation.
Author's work must be original research conducted by the Undergraduate Researcher under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
All submission will be checked for plagiarism. UR considers plagiarism to be the use of others' published or unpublished works without permission or without a proper citation. UR also consider the submission of the author's own previously published work; in whole or in part, to be plagiarism.
If applicable, the author is responsible for obtaining written copyright permission on all information (e.g., visuals, sound, and other data) in the article.
Copyright Policies: After publication, all copyrights revert to the author (but must include an acknowledgement of publication in Undergraduate Research).
Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or any other practice by an author that seriously deviates from practices commonly accepted in the discipline or in the academic and research communities generally for proposing, conducting, or reporting research and creative activities will be considered actionable misconduct. Regardless of the quality of the submission, it will be rejected due to any misconduct.
Faculty mentors must be acknowledged within the UR publication AND sign the Author Declaration page. (see above)
Human & Animal Experimentation Policy Statement: UR endorses the Declaration of the Helsinki of the World Medical Association regarding the conduct of clinical research. Submitted work involving the use of human and/or animal subjects MUST conform to the internally recognized policies regarding the humane use of experimental subjects. The use of subjects should be approved by an ethics committee prior to the investigation and shall be stated in the Methods section of the submitted manuscript.
Manuscripts are considered for publication on the condition that they contribute solely to this journal and have not been, or will not be, published elsewhere; in part of in whole.