IJUR accepts submissions for either "original research" or "literature review" submitted by undegraduate or Master's students. $50 publication fee will be requested once the article is accepted for publication after a review process. A copy of the printed journal will be mailed to authors once the articles are published. Your department/library may ask for subscription (Annual US rate $200 and International rate $300, including shipping) to receive every printed issue.
All submitted articles are subject to plagiarism check by TurnItIn before they are accepted. A refund would not be given when an article is retracted by the editor for ethical reasons after its publication.
We highly encourage all authors to read The Science of Scientific Writing Guide and use it as they are drafting their manuscripts.
All manuscripts published by IJUR are indexed internationally by EBSCO, which makes it available to be searched by most libraries around the world.
Submissions from any country can is considered for publication in IJUR. Students who perform undergraduate or master's research or worked on capstone projects are highly encouraged to submit their work to reach out to a greater audience and take their research to a higher level of presentation by publishing with IJUR. Research articles should include discussion and presentation of new experimental data and original research performed by the authors. Authors should make sure that their research has not been published elsewhere and they must point out what makes their research different than similar articles published in literature.
A review article, also called a literature review, is a survey of previously published research on a topic. It should give an overview of current thinking on the theme and, unlike an original research article, won’t present new experimental results. The objective of a literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the data and information available from existing studies and published work by other authors. Review articles can identify potential research areas to explore next, and sometimes they will draw new conclusions from the existing data. If you’ve been working on a topic for a while, writing a review article gives you the opportunity to share what you’ve learned. You should find a topic of interest, search literature for articles published in that topic, redefine the scope of your research if there are too many articles published (such limit can be for certain years or a specific subtopic), read all articles published in the focused topic/years, summarize the articles by looking at similarities differences and contradictions between articles. For more tips on how to write a review article, please visit this website or visit this website. IJUR will only accept 2-3 review articles per issue and thus the process is EXTREMELY selective.
IJUR's general scope is multidisciplinary and accepts articles in any of the fields of STEM, social sciences, humanities, and arts.
You may choose to submit a Research Article or Review Article (see overview more information). You need to place your article into the correct template based on your choice of submission (research vs review) as provided below. Only articles submitted using IJUR Templates will be placed into the review process. Please read the guidelines provided in each template before submitting your work.
We highly encourage all students to read The Science of Scientific Writing Guide and use it as they are drafting their manuscripts.
The following templates must be used for your submission:
Formatting must be followed exactly, and papers should be fully edited before submission. Failure to do so will result in the paper being rejected without review.
Download and use the IJUR Research Article Template to help structure your paper for original research article submissions.
Download and use the IJUR Review Article Template to help structure your paper for literature review submissions.
When you are ready to submit (articles correctly placed in correct template and with proper citations), please EMAIL your article to [email protected] as a single document named as “LastName_FirstName” or “LastName_LastName_LastName” (if multiple authors). Any images (including figures, formulas) used in the article should be submitted separately in high resolution and .png format in the same email with the article.
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We have instituted a publication fee due to extensive number of submissions: $50 publication fee will be requested when the article is accepted for publication. Each author will receive a printed copy of the issue with their article.
Please provide at least 3 suggested reviewers for your paper. Reviewers must be outside your organization and be experts who did not help you in your research. They may be people you referenced in your paper, people you admire or wish to work with in the future.
For submissions, send the paper (with images embedded in paper and each image as separate files in a single email (both paper and all images) to [email protected]
a) The Editor-in-Chief will check the submitted article for the proper format, styling, plagiarism, and citations. If there are format issues, he/she may send it back to the author to correct the specific issues. The use of the template is very important for this step.
b) Once the proper format is established, the Editor reviews the paper to see whether it is scientifically sound research and suitable for publication. If the editor agrees, he/she will forward the paper to two or more outside reviewers who have expertise in the field for their independent scientific opinion.
c) Reviewers may ask for revisions before publication or the paper may be denied for publication. Based on reviewers’ feedback, the editor may ask for corrective action on the paper before accepting it for publication.
d) Once the revisions are submitted and it is accepted fully, the publicatoon fee payment will be requested. The fees can be paid by credit card. A payment link will be send to your email address. You may request fee waiver/reducing scholarship.
e) Once the fee is paid and the paper is sent to copy editors for article placement in the Journal. Once the article placed into production, the author will receive the copy to check for errors. Once the author approves the publication of the final version, the article will be printed in the next issue.
f) The process may take 2-4 months depending how many revisions are needed and how soon the authors may resubmit their revised paper.