The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal is a multidisciplinary, student-run, peer-reviewed undergraduate academic journal that gives undergraduates an outlet for their research and scholarship while preparing them for their experiences beyond JMU.

JMURJ's mission is to promote, publish, and share the excellent research and scholarship by undergraduate students across James Madison University. JMURJ seeks to connect James Madison University's undergraduate students in all fields of study with their peers, their school, and their community.


  • To encourage JMU undergraduates to publish their research and scholarship
  • To launch students into research and scholarly fields beyond their undergraduate careers
  • To include voices across all disciplines in a multimedia format
  • To expose students to the publishing process and the rigorous editing practices required to publish their research and scholarship
  • To enlighten the JMU community in and out of the classroom


  • JMURJ accepts submissions from any current or recent JMU undergraduate student,
  • from any academic program at JMU, and
  • from all fields of study, including the physical and natural sciences, the visual and performing arts, business, education, social sciences, and humanities. Specific examples under a broad definition of research and scholarship may include work that is empirical or interpretive, or that involves the discovery or application of knowledge. If you are unsure that your work aligns with our scope, we still encourage you to submit.
JMURJ handout

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