The URCA Journal aims to highlight the amazing research achievements produced by UCSB undergraduates and their graduate and faculty mentors. In the journal, students have the opportunity to share their research and contribute to the broader knowledge of UCSB’s campus.
In the interest of further highlighting Undergraduate Research at UCSB, the URCA Journal is an open-access publication and will be available to anyone interested. We invite submissions from all undergraduate students in research from all disciplines with no GPA restrictions.
A multi-discipline journal for all UCSB undergraduates
UCSB’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Journal (URCAJ) was created in the Spring of 2019 to highlight the research achievements of UCSB undergraduate students. In the interest of furthering the exposure of UCSB undergraduate research and creative work, this is an open-access publication and will be available to anyone interested. We invite submissions from ALL undergraduate students in research from ALL disciplines and we intentionally do not have GPA or academic year restrictions so that all of our student’s research accomplishments can be accessed.
Call for Papers
Have your papers PUBLISHED online in an open access format on eScholarship with an ISSN.
The URCA Journal aims to highlight the amazing research achievements produced by UCSB undergraduates. Through the journal, students will have the opportunity to share their research and contribute to the broader knowledge of UCSB’s campus.
Submissions will be reviewed by URCAJ Peer Editors for publication in September. Students whose submission are accepted will be asked to review feedback and revise drafts according to editors’ feedback.
Please direct all inquiries to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Should You Publish?
Editorial Review Criteria
- Clarity: Does the author provide enough background knowledge and context to make the research paper understandable and compelling to a general audience?
- Organization: Is the research understandable and are the author’s motivations clear?
- Appropriateness: Was the topic and its significance communicated in a manner appropriate for an intelligent, but non-specialist audience?
- Visuals: If used, did the extra images, charts, graphs, etc. enhance the research and help to emphasize the primary points of the research? Is the research well formatted?
- Intellectual Significance: Did the author explain why the project matters (for example, its significance to the academic discipline)?