• Authors must be undergraduate students at Minnesota State University, Mankato or another MinnState school. Students who have graduated from a MinnState school are eligible to submit articles up to one year after their graduation date for work completed as an undergraduate student.
  • Citations: students should use the publication style acceptable to their field (APA, Chicago, MLA, etc.).
  • JUR is an online, open access publication. There is a maximum word limit of 7,000 words.
  • Submissions are accepted at any time in the year. However, issues are typically published in the fall.
  • Submissions should be readable by a general audience. Avoid the use of jargon or terms relevant only to your field.
  • After your submission is received, your faculty mentor will be asked to affirm that the paper is ready to be published in an undergraduate journal. Your paper will then be reviewed for readability by a more general audience.
  • Authors will be notified about any revision requests. You will have a final opportunity to make corrections and submit a final copy for publication.
  • Copyright and Non-exclusivity: Authors retain all copyright. We do not prohibit publication in other journals; be aware, however, that many journals require that research not be previously published. If you are considering submitting your paper to a professional journal, please check their policies.
  • Submissions published in the Journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License .

Potential Submission Formats

Traditional Research Paper/Presentations or Professional Reports

Examples of submission formats include:

  • original research study
  • literature review
  • creative project with artist statement (note: artist statement should include discussion of the relevance or impact of the project)

Please note : Presentation materials (i.e., slides and posters) should not be submitted as is. These materials by themselves do not fit the rigor required of Journal submissions. Specifically, research presented as a poster or oral presentation at a conference needs to be written out as a journal paper to be submitted to the JUR.