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Best Practices for Undergraduate Research Journals to Support Student Researchers

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Eliana Massey

In recent decades, undergraduate research has grown dramatically. As more undergraduate students participate in research, supportive structures have developed at universities across the United States. Hundreds of undergraduate research journals showcase and archive the work of student researchers. This presentation identifies and analyzes best practices for undergraduate research journals to support student researchers. To identify best practices, I performed a literature review of existing scholarship on the characteristics of successful undergraduate research journals. As reviewed the scholarship, I developed inductive codes to represent trends in the qualitative data. I also engaged in participatory research by working with the University of Utah's Office of Undergraduate Research to redesign their undergraduate research journal. This presentation succinctly demonstrates best practices based on previous scholarship and suggests areas for future research and experimentation.
University / Institution: University of Utah
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #A35
SESSION A (9:00-10:30AM)
Area of Research: Education
Faculty Mentor: Annie Fukushima