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.

Submit to:

In the body text of your email, please include the following information:

  • Your full name, and any co-authors
  • The full title of your paper
  • The department(s) under which your research falls
  • The names of all advisors, mentors, and graduate students who worked with you on your project

Please sign, scan, and email the following form along with your submission.

Author Authorization & Agreement Form

For the detailed submission requirements, please refer to the following document:

NURJ Submissions Requirements


Submissions for publication in the NURJ Online are accepted on a rolling basis. For all undergraduate (Evanston and NU-Q) research submissions: abstracts, partials, full articles, etc.

Theses solicited for publication in the annual "Best Senior Theses" issue of the NURJ should be submitted by June 30 of the respective year.