Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ)


The Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Research Journal (FAURJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that is published annually. The FAURJ is published online and in print by OURI's student club, the Council for Scholarship and Inquiry (C.S.I.). Its missions are to showcase high quality undergraduate research in all fields, supply students with an idea of the standard of research, and promote inquiry-based activities at FAU.  The journal can be viewed on the nationally recognized, Council on Undergraduate Research website.

Each Spring FAURJ accepts manuscript submissions for the newest volume. Submissions for the next edition will close May 31, 2019.  The newest volume of the FAURJ is published each year in March prior to the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

Submission Guidelines

To be eligible for publication, research must be done by an undergraduate student or students at FAU, under the mentorship of an FAU faculty member. Two or more FAU undergraduate students may co-author a single manuscript submission.
A complete Manuscript Submission includes the following:
  • A complete form on FluidReview
  • Short biography for each author (50-150 words)
  • Abstract (150 words)
  • Manuscript (1500-4000 words)
  • Works Cited (No limit but separate from the Manuscript Word Count)
  • Note: All value ranges for the Author Biography, Abstract, Manuscript and Works Cited are not suggested maximums. To ensure that we can print your entire research project we have limited the word count. Please edit your documents accordingly.
  • Faculty Research Advisor Release Form - complete and upload to FluidReview
  • Student Release Form - complete and upload to FluidReview
Format of all submissions
  • .Doc format (Microsoft Word)
  • Body: 12-point, Times New Roman
  • References: 10-point, Times New Roman
  • 1-inch margins, double spaced
  • Include page numbers
  • Conform to documentation format appropriate to student's discipline (APA, IEEE, MLA, CBE, etc.)
  • Include publication-ready figures and tables throughout the manuscript
Submission Procedure

All applications through OURI are submitted through FluidReview, an application portal.  In order to submit your manuscript to the FAURJ, please complete the following tasks:

  1. Create an Account on Fluid Review (A guide to submitting on FluidReview can be seen here)
  2. Answer Required Eligibility Questions (under Tasks) by clicking "Start"
  3. Find OURI programs you are eligible for (i.e. the Florida Atlantic Undergraduate Research Jounral) by clicking "view programs"
  4. Once you find the program you wish to apply for, click "Apply Now" to the right of your screen
  5. Complete all sections of the online application and be prepared to attach the necessary documents.
Please submit the following as SEPARATE attachments on FluidReview:
  1. Completed application form on FluidReview
  2. Short bio (submit in .doc format titled "Shortbio_yourname")
  3. Manuscript (submit in .doc format titled "Manuscript_yourname")
  4. Abstract (submit in .doc format titled "Abstract_yourname")
  5. Faculty Research Advisor Release Form (submit in .pdf format titled "AdvisorRelease_yourname")
  6. Student Release Form (submit in .pdf format titled "StudentRelease_yourname")
*FAURJ reserves the right to reject manuscripts not submitted in the above-mentioned formats by the established submission deadline. 

Review Process

All written manuscripts will be submitted through Turn-it-in as part of the peer-review process. Each manuscript will be reviewed anonymously by at least one qualified graduate student peer-reviewer and one faculty reviewer. After each manuscript is reviewed, the author(s) will receive email confirmation of whether the manuscript was accepted. Accepted manuscripts will be returned to the author(s) with comments/edits via track changes. The author(s) will be expected to make revisions in a timely manner and return the revised manuscript to FAURJ editors for layout design.  This is a lengthy process, prompt email correspondence an patience is greatly appreciated.  

Writing Guidelines

Although manuscript formats vary by discipline, the following links may aid students in writing papers for publication in the FAURJ at FAU or elsewhere. Please consult with your faculty adviser for guidance.


Design the Front Cover!

Looking for pieces to add to your portfolio? Each year, students at FAU have the option to submit a design for the FAURJ cover.  Students may choose to use an optional PSD book template for their cover design.  For students who wish to see a physical copy of prior journals, please come to the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry. Submissions should be submitted through FluidReview.  The deadline for cover design submissions, and for more information please visit the Cover Contest Webpage.

For questions regarding the cover art contest, please email faurj@fau.edu.


 All questions can be directed to the FAURJ committee at faurj@fau.edu.

 Adapted from UCF, UF-JUR, FSURJ, and UCLA-USJ websites.

 Last Modified 6/6/19