Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Undergraduate Research Journal is an open-access and peer reviewed journal of scholarly work conducted by undergraduate students. The goals of this journal are to: 1) provide a platform through which undergraduate students who conduct novel research at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte may publish their work, 2) allow students on the review board to experience the peer review process, and 3) share research that is conducted at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with the Charlotte community and beyond. Manuscripts undergo a rigorous review process by a board of student and faculty reviewers. This journal accepts scholarly work from multiple disciplines.

Submission Types

Issues include articles on novel research that is conducted by undergraduate students under the mentorship of faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The research must result in broader impacts or make contributions to the research area.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Review Process

Manuscripts undergo a blind peer review process throughout a period of approximately 6 weeks. As one of this journal’s goals is to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the peer review process, student reviewers are paired with experienced faculty reviewers throughout the review process. This student-faculty pair ensures that student reviewers receive mentorship in critically reviewing the scholarly manuscripts. The review process also occurs in three rounds, with the first round providing all manuscripts with comments for improvement, if applicable. Authors will have a chance to revise their manuscripts and resubmit for a second round of reviews. The second and third rounds of reviews are when manuscripts are accepted or rejected.

Publication Frequency

Articles will be published once a year, during the fall semester of each academic year.

Sponsors

University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Office of Undergraduate Research