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Author Guidelines


Any undergraduate student at the University of Florida may submit a paper to UF JUR. To be eligible for publication, the research must be faculty mentored.

Types of Papers

UF JUR publishes original work only, including scholarly research papers as well as fine and performing arts projects that are accompanied by a project summary addressing, among other issues, influences, process/methodology, technique, and impact.


Papers should be between 1500 and 4000 words, including references. There is no limit on the number of figures and tables in a paper, though their placement and quality must conform to UF JUR guidelines.


For manuscript formatting (margins, fonts, headings, labeling and construction of figures and tables, etc.), use the UF JUR template.

Graphics, including figures and tables, should appear within the manuscript rather than at the end.  Most graphics should be 300 dpi. Photographs should be 600 dpi, preferably in TIFF or JPEG format. For more assistance, consult Using Graphics in the JUR Writing Guidelines, and Avoiding Plagiarism Guidelines


Papers should be received no later than:

April 12, 2018

April 1, 2019 

April 1, 2020


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file is in MSWord (.doc or .docx) format and the length of the manuscript is between 1500 and 4000 words, keywords (meta data), and references/bibliography.
  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal. Figures (charts, photographs, etc.) conform to the template & submission guidelines, here are table guidelines.

  3. For the blind peer-review, the author has removed any identifying information in the paper. Ensuring a Blind Review

  4. Submission Approval Form is completed by the faculty/mentor.  This form is uploaded in the supplementary file field (step 4) when submitting your research article. (REQUIRED)

  5. If submitting to another journal, verify the journal will accept a submission already published in UF JUR.



Copyright Notice

Some journals stipulate that submitted articles cannot be under consideration for publication or published in another journal. The student-author and mentor have the option of determining which journal the paper will be submitted to first. UF JUR accepts papers that have been published in other journals or might be published in the future. It is the responsibility of the student-author and mentor to determine whether another journal will accept a paper that has been published in UF JUR.


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