Undergraduate Research Journal


The journal’s primary mission is to make more visible the rich and diverse student contributions to research and creative work at the University of Utah. All undergraduate students involved in research at the University of Utah are strongly encouraged to submit one-page summaries of their work for publication in this journal.

Journal submissions are accepted year-round for online publication each summer. All Submissions from University of Utah undergraduate students are accepted. 

 View the 2017 Journal Now!

**2018 JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED (Please check back at a later date)**

Who can Submit: 

Any University of Utah undergraduate student working on research or creative work with a faculty mentor.

Formatting Requirements:

  • Create your journal submission on the URJ Template and save as a PDF. (Top left corner of template is where you add your headshot. Under your headshot, add the headshot of your mentor).
  • Required Header: centered in 12-point Garamond Font:


Student’s Full Name (Faculty Mentor’s Full Name)

 Department of …

  • The remainder of the page(s) may be used to present the student’s research or creative works as desired by the student and faculty mentor. The page(s) may include text and/or pictures—submissions may take the form of research abstracts, summaries, paper, artists’ statements, and/or pictures of research or creative works.  All text must be at least 12-pt font size so as to be legible and single spaced.
  • For formatting help, see link at bottom of page to review last year’s submissions.


  • Only the first author uploads the submission.  It is the responsibility of the first author to include all authors names and emails during the submission process.
  • All authors must agree on an author order. Authorship conventions differ by field; this should be decided in careful consultation with the faculty mentor.  Default is first author last name first and then last names alphabetized.
  • Each submission may have only one first author, and all other authors must be ordered.
  • The first author is responsible for making sure that the submission is completed successfully and for forwarding the emailed confirmation message to all other authors.

View the 2016 edition of the Undergraduate Research Journal
View the 2015 edition of the Undergraduate Research Journal

View previous editions of the Undergraduate Research Journal