Want to share your research?

The editors of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research invite undergraduate students at any college or university to submit manuscripts from any discipline to be considered for publication in our journal’s ninth issue (2018).


  • Abstract of no more than 200 words
  • 5-35 pages in length
  • 12pt Times New Roman or Calibri font, double spaced
  • No color images or diagrams (the publication is in black and white)
  • Name at front of manuscript only — no header
  • Sequential page numbers required on all pages
  • No track changes (mark-ups)
  • Submit as a single Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file unless the text of your manuscript requires different format (such as extensive mathematical notation, tables, or figures)
  • If your manuscript includes figures or images, include a list of figures and identify the file format (e.g., JPEG, TIFF, PDF) of any graphics and images submitted
  • Submissions may be from any discipline as long as they are research based.
  • May use MLA, APA, or Chicago Style.
  • Accompanying your submission you must provide the following information:
    • Name
    • School/Graduating class
    • Major
    • Discipline of paper
    • Citation style used
    • Phone number
    • Email address
    • Mailing address
    • The name and contact information of a sponsoring professor
  • Research involving human subjects requires documentation of Institutional Review Board approval or exemption.

Use the submission form to submit manuscripts and author/faculty advisor information.


The submission deadline for the 2018 issue is January 15, 2018. Submissions received after this date will be reviewed for publication consideration in the 2019 issue.

Submission Policy

As a journal dedicated to undergraduate scholarship, the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research only accepts submissions from current or recent undergraduate students (see below for “authorship exceptions”). For recent graduates, your submission must be received within 8 months of conferral of your first undergraduate degree.

Manuscripts that have been published or have been accepted for publication elsewhere, or are under review with another publication, are not eligible for review or publication.

“Submission guidelines of all academic journals require that authors vouch for the originality of their work and that the manuscript is not currently under review by any other publication. While the lengthy review and publication cycle of an academic journal may be frustrating, offering a manuscript to one journal at a time is compulsory. Authors will also need to guarantee to the editor that the copyright for the material is held by no other entity.” —Henscheid, Jean and Jennifer Keup. Crafting and Conducting Research on Student Transitions. Columbia, SC: National Resource Center for The First Year Experience & Students in Transition, 2011. 96.

Authorship Exceptions

We understand that some faculty wish to include themselves as co-author on student projects, especially if the student’s independent work was generated from a larger project that originated with the faculty advisor. In disciplines where the practice of including the faculty advisor as co-author is customary, we will accept the faculty recognized as such. The author must provide written permission of acknowledgement from those faculty advisors being recognized as contributors or co-authors in the manuscript.


In instances where students wish to acknowledge a faculty advisor, they may do so by prominently recognizing the faculty advisor as a contributor at the bottom of the first page of the manuscript in both the online and hard copy published versions.  Here, the faculty advisor’s contribution may be specified.

For questions you may contact us at:

Submission Form