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Research, Scholarship, and Intellectual Work

Call for Submissions poster

JMURJ invites submissions from all JMU undergraduate students in all JMU disciplines, in all their genres and media. We value your countless hours in the laboratory or in the library stacks. We also value your critical reviews of artistic pieces, business plans, multimedia projects, elaborations of a mathematical sequence, or other creative projects based in scholarship. If you’ve written, designed, built, performed, or created it at JMU, it falls under the big JMURJ umbrella..

JMURJ seeks to promote, publish, and share the diverse research and scholarship that undergraduate students produce across campus. Submissions should therefore be accessible to a diverse academic readership. After that, two criteria qualify your work for submission:

  • Submissions should be easily consumable. Text-based submissions should range from 2,000–6,000 words, and multimedia submissions should not exceed 15–20 minutes viewing time.
  • Submissions should be informed by credible primary or secondary scholarship appropriate to your discipline.

Check out the JMURJ website for text-based and media-based submission guidelines.

The James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal seeks submissions from every JMU branch of study. Over the past three years, students in disciplines from across campus have submitted their research and scholarship:

Accounting
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architectural Design
Art History
Biology
Communications Studies
Criminal Justice
Dietetics
Economics
Engineering
English
Family Studies
Finance

Foreign Languages
Geography
Health Sciences
History
Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Science
   and Technology
Intelligence Analysis
International Affairs
International Relations
Journalism
Justice Studies
Kinesiology
Marketing

Media Arts and Design
Music
Music Industry
Nursing
Nutrition
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Policy and Administration
Psychology
Religion
ROTC
Social Work
Women's and Gender Studies
Writing, Rhetoric and
   Technical Communication

Is your discipline on the list? Help us add to it as you build up your résumé. The JMURJ publishing process can deepen your academic experience as you share your work across campus and into the academic world. Click here for the top five reasons JMU undergraduate researchers and scholars submit to JMURJ.