The UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal is the university’s premier research journal supported by the Associated Students of UC Merced. The URJ publishes work from all undergraduate disciplines and schools, and each manuscript submitted for publication endures a thorough peer-review process prior to publishing. Published authors join a lauded community of individuals who have contributed to UC Merced’s overall mission of advancing the arts and sciences through the research process.
UC Merced’s Undergraduate Research Journal seeks to highlight excellence in undergraduate research by publishing work produced by UC Merced students. If you are interested in submitting your work, please click here!
Submission window for the Spring 2024 Edition, Volume 16, Issue 2, is now open from January 31st – February 28th!
Read Our Newest Issue!
We are excited to announce that our Fall 2023, Volume 16, Issue 1, is officially published. Thank you to all the authors that have worked with us to help put it together!
Why should you submit to the URJ?
Gain recognition for your work.
Since 2008, the URJ has been publishing the most exemplary student research. Students who are published will also be invited to the URJ’s Gala event at the end of the semester.
Obtain experience in publishing.
Publishing in your undergraduate career is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the process, and can prepare you for publishing a manuscript with an academic journal in the future.
Share your work with a wider community.
The findings and work published with the Undergraduate Research Journal will immediately be available to University of California’s open-access system!