The Undergraduate Research Journal is a semesterly publication of research conducted by UC Merced undergraduates.

Submissions Now Being Accepted

3 Easy Steps to Submit Your Research:

1. Complete a submission form.
2. Email the research.
3. Meet with URJ staff for edits.


The UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal (UCMURJ) is an annual publication of research conducted by undergraduates at the University of California, Merced.

The journal was started in the fall of 2007 by Anne Zanzucchi and Jared Stanley. In the spring of 2013, Iris Ruiz started the current digitial publication of the UCMURJ on Escholarship. The journal is published twice per year in a course labeled "Writing 131: Journal Production" to showcase the excellence in writing and research being done throughout the different disciplines.

The Process: The UC Merced URJ is published in an online form with a select availability of printed copies. The opening for submissions is announced to faculty, staff and undergraduates of the various schools early each semester. Papers are submitted electronically and then reviewed by the UCM URJ editorial board, which then works with each author as well as a faculty review board to edit, make any necessary changes and get the submission ready for publication. Currently under the direction of Iris Ruiz, the UCMURJ has been invited to apply for the DOAJ, as the journal receives up to 1,500 views per month accompanied by approximately 300 downloads. The digital journal has nine issues to browse here.