About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) was founded in 2015 at the University of British Columbia. CJUR is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, tri-annual student-led publication that aims to provide an accessible platform for undergraduates from all Universities across Canada and the world to gain experience publishing academic articles and share their research. Submissions are reviewed by graduate students with experience in the field of the submission. Multiple article types are accepted, including: primary research, reviews (narrative, scoping, and systematic), book reviews, and research notes. 

Peer Review Process

Our editorial board consists of senior undergraduate students from a wide range of academic disciplines who filter submissions to be reviewed and considered for publication based on appropriateness of content and quality of writing. Submissions are then reviewed in a double-blind process by graduate reviewers who evaluate the quality and rigour of the article before it is accepted for publication in CJUR. Following review, the reviewer and the CJUR editorial board will declare each submission as either: “accepted”, “accepted – minor revisions” or “not accepted.” The authors of submissions with minor revisions will have two weeks to return their submission with the required amendments prior to publication. 

Publication Frequency

CJUR accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis. We publish tri-annually in May, August, and December.

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.



Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that this journal operates on the unceded, traditional, ancestral, and occupied homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We recognize the injustices that settler colonialism brings and commit to listening, learning, unlearning, and working to decolonize our efforts.