About the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal

The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal, produced by UROP, is a compilation of outstanding papers submitted by undergraduate students from all disciplines who have completed faculty-mentored research projects or creative activities. It provides a forum for UCI’s best undergraduate researchers to showcase their work while enlightening students, the UCI community, high schools, community colleges, funding agencies, and corporations about the strength of UCI’s undergraduate research community. Submitting a paper for this Journal exposes students to scholarly journal writing, which is valuable not only for graduate and professional schools, but also for every career. The Journal is a tribute to UCI’s commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research.

The Process

The Journal is published in hard copy and online. The Call for Papers for the Journal is announced to all faculty and undergraduates early in Spring Quarter of every year. Manuscripts are submitted online annually in late June and initially reviewed in the summer and fall by the UROP Student Editorial Board, who makes recommendations to the UROP Faculty Advisory Board. The Faculty Advisory Board makes the final selection of papers to be published. The Student Board and the UROP Journal Assistants handle the final editing and publication process for the selected papers. The Journal Assistants produce edited layouts for the Student Editorial Board, student authors, and their faculty mentors to review before the Journal is sent for printing.

Student Editorial Board

Student Editorial Board Members are undergraduates who are selected for their research experience, knowledge of the curriculum and requirements of their discipline or major, excellent interpretation and communication skills, superior editing skills, ability to work with the quick deadlines of the Journal, and open-mindedness. Being on the Board is a serious time commitment and Members are from diverse disciplines. Students who are interested in becoming part of the Board should fill out the Student Editorial Board Application (MS Word document) or or e-mail Said Shokair about their interest.

Journal Publication Status

Volume VI of the Journal has been published. The 2004 Call for Papers for Volume VII will be announced soon with a deadline of June 30, 2004.