Submission Guidelines

Overview of Submission Requirements

Research papers and abstracts must be the author's own independent work that was performed while he/she was an undergraduate at Northwestern University or NU-Qatar. The project may be one that the undergraduate pursued under the guidance of a mentor(s). NURJ accepts research papers from all fields of study, including the life and physical sciences, social sciences, applied sciences, and the humanities.

Authors who publish in NURJ maintain the right to present their research and ideas in any form, in whole or in part, in any other conference or publication. Contributors should be aware, however, that many other academic journals and conferences require exclusive rights to published ideas. NURJ maintains the non-exclusive right to publish or reproduce published articles.

Please email: outreach@thenurj.com for submission guidelines.


Your submission will likely be cataloged in the NURJ Online, a new publication set up this year which serves all undergraduate researchers. The paper version of the NURJ only publishes department-recommended best senior theses.

If you decide to submit, please be sure that:

- Your thesis has a faculty adviser.

- You have extensively met your adviser to discuss and/or review your thesis.

(optional but preferred): You have a grant associated with Northwestern (e.g. Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant, Department fellowship, Language Grants, Medill Grants...)