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, bi-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, literature reviews, critiques, and commentaries.
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 by graduate reviewers who evaluate the quality and rigor 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 2 weeks to return their submission with the required amendments prior to publication.
CJUR accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis. We publish bi-weekly and assemble the publications into a new issue at the end of April.
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.
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.