Mission Statement

Undergraduate Research Journal Mission Statement

By featuring research from the various schools, the UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal hopes to show what can be accomplished when the definition of “research” is expanded. The journal aims to accurately portray the diversity of research in which students at UC Merced are engaged. Additionally, it serves to connect faculty and students by highlighting the value of an interdisciplinary approach to research.

This interdisciplinary approach emphasizes methodology, empirical reasoning, and creativity - values we hope to bring to the academic community at large. We strive to present interesting, innovative and well-supported selections that demonstrate excellence in writing by capturing and holding the attention of all readers, regardless of academic background.

It is our intention that the publication of UC Merced’s finest work will perhaps spark new ideas and promote innovative ways of thinking. While most of our submissions are written in a classroom setting, we also accept independent scholarship. We hope to publish student writing from all disciplines and interests.