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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission file is in PDF file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

Author Guidelines

Use the URJ Template and save as a PDF
  • Top left corner of template is where you add your headshot
  • Under your headshot, add the headshot of your mentor
  • Required centered header in 12-point Garamond Font


Student’s Full Name (Faculty Mentor’s Full Name)

 Department of …

  • The remainder of the page may be used to present the student’s research or creative works as desired by the student and faculty mentor. The page(s) may include text and/or pictures—submissions may take the form of research abstracts, artists’ statements, and/or pictures of research or creative works. Be sure to use the URJ template as the format for any additional pages you may need.  All text must be at least 12-point so as to be legible and single spaced.
  • Please visit https://our.utah.edu/for-students/undergraduate-research-journal/ for full instruction's on how to submit to the journal.

Multiple Authors?

  • Only the first author uploads the submission.  It is the responsibility of the first author to include all authors names and emails during the submission process.
  • All authors must agree on an author order. Authorship conventions differ by field; this should be decided in careful consultation with the faculty mentor.  Default is first author last name first and then last names alphabetized.
  • Each submission may have only one first author, and all other authors must be ordered.
  • The first author is responsible for making sure that the submission is completed successfully and for forwarding the emailed confirmation message to all other authors.