Journal Scope

The Queen's Science Undergraduate Research Journal (QSURJ) is an online peer-reviewed and faculty-reviewed undergraduate research journal with a focus in the health sciences. We are a student-run initiative with the purpose of providing undergraduate students opportunities to publish research in a professional academic setting. We encourage students to actively engage in the research field while at Queen's University, and provide opportunities for students to gain experience in submitting and publishing a manuscript while improving their academic research profile.

We accept a range of academic work including original research as well as review articles. Each submitted manuscript will undergo a two-tier review process. Tier 1 will involve review by two undergraduate students and Tier 2 will consist of review by at least one faculty member. Both parties operate independently of each other and of the student submitting the article, ensuring an unbiased critical review of the manuscript. The final decision to publish the manuscript will be made by the editors in chief based on the comments of the undergraduate and faculty review board.

All undergraduate students are eligible to submit a manuscript. Students must be the first author; however co-authors can be faculty or students at Queen's University or other academic institutions. Original research and reviews will be accepted. We encourage students conducting summer research and 499/422 thesis projects to submit manuscripts.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.