SUURJ was developed to highlight the research achievements of Seattle University undergraduate students through a peer-reviewed online publication.
It is also designed to provide an editorial apprenticeship experience for students through a credit-bearing program that trains students to share stewardship of the journal. Research includes any original quantitative or qualitative work that a student has conducted during their academic studies. This includes theoretical works, policy analyses, research-based editorial pieces, Core writing, and other modes.
SUURJ is a joint project of the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, and the Office of the Provost, with additional support from Lemieux Library and the University Core.
See the resources below to learn more about how to submit research to SUURJ or how to become a student editor.
Oct. 21, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Any student of Seattle University in good academic standing may submit to any subject section of the journal. Students in any year of their program may submit; in addition, we will accept submissions from students who have graduated one year prior to the deadline, provided that they submit work produced while they were enrolled at Seattle University, and conforming to requirements, below.
Students may submit to any section of the journal (see About the Journal for descriptions of each section). Manuscripts submitted for consideration must have been written no more than 3 quarters prior to the deadline. Only work produced while the student is enrolled at Seattle University may be submitted.
Before you go to submit your essay or paper, you must have your faculty mentor fill out and sign their SUURJ Faculty Mentor Form. We will not accept submissions without a completed form.
You must prepare your essay so that it does not contain your name anywhere on the PDF document itself. Other portions of your application will contain your name and contact information, but the essay itself should be anonymous.
You will upload PDFs of your manuscript and application through the submission portal on this website.
Please use a 12 point font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins for everything including notes and captions.
Students should consult with their faculty mentors on a style appropriate to the discipline or field of research (please choose from APA, CSE, or MLA). Generally, you will use the system employed by the field for which you are writing. Consult the style guide and apply it consistently and correctly throughout the paper and the bibliography. Refer to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab for assistance with style guide.
The submission portal will instruct you to provide a 250-word abstract according to your discipline’s protocols.
Images should be at least 150dpi, preferably in PNG, TIFF, or JPEG format. Photos, pictures, graphs, figures and tables should conform to your disciplinary specifics, and can either be embedded in the manuscript, follow at the end of the manuscript, or be attached as files with your documents. The author may use audio and/or video files that support the text. These should conform to your disciplinary specifics, and can either be embedded in the manuscript, follow at the end of the manuscript, or be attached as files with your documents.
Authors must hold or obtain copyright permission for all images and other media. All photos, pictures, graphs, figures and embedded files must be titled or captioned.
For any submission involving interviews, focus groups, surveys, or other interactions with human subjects, a student must provide all supporting correspondence—including approval—between the Institutional Review Board (IRB), student researcher, and faculty advisor. You may need to contact your faculty member to provide this correspondence and approval.
Before you submit, ensure that your manuscript complies with all of the following items. We cannot accept applications that do not adhere to the guidelines.
From the menu on the right or from the SUURJ ScholarWorks website:
Contributors’ essays undergo a content and style editorial process during winter of each year. During this term, contributors meet in person with two members of our team. The first meeting is with a faculty content editor to strengthen the content areas of the manuscript. The second meeting is with a student editor to strengthen the style of the project.
Editors take one 5-credit pedagogy class in fall to train them in the skills needed to form and edit an interdisciplinary journal. They take part in the selection of essays and projects for that year’s issue. At the end of fall, they can apply to take a 2-credit practicum in winter and a 3-credit practicum in spring to edit and produce the journal. In winter, they edit the selected manuscripts, together with faculty content reviewers. In spring, they design, publish, and market the online issue of the journal.
As an open-access journal, the research published in SUURJ reaches a global audience. Click through the map to see where the research completed by undergraduate students at Seattle University is being downloaded and read.
So often will students pour hours of work, time, and effort into their research, whether that be in the lab or the library, only to show it to one or two other people. SUURJ is a platform that celebrates such effort, and publishes it for all to see.Wiley Martin Student Editor, 2017