• Apply to be an Editor

    Deadline: September 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM

    Download the document below to learn more about how to apply.

  • A Step into the Future

    Volume XIII

    MSURJ is going fully paperless. Click on the cover to download your own virtual copy.

  • What is MSURJ?

    When the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) launched in Fall 2005 as a student-run initiative to promote and support undergraduate research, it was one of North America’s first peer-reviewed journal devoted to undergraduate work. The journal offers undergraduate students from any university the unique opportunity to publish their findings to the McGill research community. 


    The journal distinguishes itself with its rigorous editorial process; we hold our articles to a high standard of scientific acumen and writing quality: each incoming submission is first revised by our student editorial board. Qualifying articles are then submitted to our peer-reviewers, professors and graduate students who hail from universities all over the world.


    Our diverse editors, united by the mandate to promote undergraduate research, are involved in all journal operations, from soliciting research articles to coordinating the peer-review process and launching the journal. We encourage anyone with strong writing and editing skills and an academic interest in science to apply.



    In addition to providing students with the opportunity to participate directly in the publication process, MSURJ is always looking for ways to encourage student involvement in all things research. In the upcoming school year, we will be hosting a new array of scientific activities to the McGill community ranging from R-workshops to research seminars.


    For more information on our upcoming events, please like us on Facebook

  • Publish with MSURJ



    Early Submission deadline: TBA

    Final Submission deadline: TBA


    The first round of papers are accepted from early submissions, and afterwards papers are accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline.


    We welcome original submissions from undergraduate students studying at any university. We publish research articles and review papers - interest pieces should be directed towards our blog, “The Abstract”. Data published in our journal is generally republishable in other scientific journals.


    All articles are peer-reviewed by two or more professors or graduate students from the relevant field; all pieces also undergo rigorous style and copy-editing by our editorial board. Above all, we seek to publish well-written articles demonstrating scientific acumen as well as accessibility to the general scientific readership. We encourage authors to write engaging manuscripts and limit technical jargon.


    Click for Guidelines.

    Click for Consent Form.


    To submit, please place your article and pictures in a zip folder and email the zip folder and consent form with the express title "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: Manuscript Submission"

  • Discover...

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Meet the students who make MSURJ happen. Scroll below for application information.

    Nick Pant


    Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

    Research Interests: optoelectronics, artificial photosynthesis, low dimensional materials

    General Interests: coffee, linguistics, metaphysics, music

    Rachel Greben


    Department: Pharmacology

    Research Interests: translational research, molecular mechanisms of disease, genomics

    General Interests: figure skating, music, dogs

    Sebastian Andric

    Managing Editor: Outreach

    Department: Biology

    Research Interests: optogenetics, behavioural neuroscience

    General Interests: music, gaming, cooking

    Howard Li

    Managing Editor: Logistics

    Department: Biochemistry

    Research Interests: structural characterization of proteins, advancements in cryo-EM, biotechnology

    General Interests: basketball, food, snowboarding, animals

    Abtin Ameri

    Managing Editor: Technology

    Department: Mechanical Engineering

    Research Interests: shock wave physics, control systems, mechatronics

    General Interests: reading, soccer, violin

    Deifilia To

    Managing Editor: Journalism

    Department: Chemical Engineering

    Research Interests: simulations of biological processes, bioinformatics

    General Interests: drinking tea, ultimate frisbee, behavioural economics

    Graydon Tope

    Senior Editor

    Department: Cell/Molecular Biology and Anthropology

    Research Interests: bacteria, spatial organization, microbiota, infectious disease

    General Interests: peanut butter, climbing mountains, running, building Star Wars legos

    Yingke Liang

    Senior Editor

    Department: Biochemistry

    Research Interests: structural determination of proteins, antibiotic resistance, metastasis

    General Interests: hiking, classical music, biographies of mathematicians

    Jill Kaplan

    Senior Editor

    Department: Microbiology & Immunology

    Research Interests: targeted immunotherapy, antimicrobial resistance, autoimmune conditions

    General Interests: theatre, books, gymnastics

    Richard Yang

    Senior Editor

    Department: Biochemistry

    Research Interests: neuropharmacology

    General Interests: cuisine, music, learning

    Janet Wilson


    Department: Life Sciences

    Research Interests: gene therapy, gut microbiota, evolutionary biology, effects of climate change on invasive species

    General Interests: running, global health, singing

    Cheng Lin


    Department: Electrical Engineering

    Research Interests: nano-electronic devices, microsensors, renewable energy

    General Interests: figure skating, soccer, music

    Carrie Gu


    Department: Pharmacology

    Research Interests: genomic sequencing, neurobiology, antibiotics

    General Interests: ultimate frisbee, food, music

    Mathilde Papillon


    Department: Physical Sciences

    Research Interests: astrophysics, relativistic mechanics, NMR spectroscopy

    General Interests: modern dance, fishing, chocolate

    Jacqueline Yao


    Department: Life Sciences

    Research Interests: Viral infections, bioinformatics, immune system responses

    General Interests: Hiking, reading, piano

  • MSURJ Alumni

    The people who have made MSURJ great. Includes MSURJ board members from 2015 onward.

    Ariana Aimani

    Editor-in-Chief (2015)

    Meng Zhang

    Editor-in-Chief (2015)

    Adam Pietrobon

    Managing Editor: Outreach (2015)

    Tatiana Sanchez

    Senior Editor (2015)

    Lindsay Brabant

    Senior Editor (2015)

    Aditya Mohan

    Editor (2015)

    Alexander Chatron-Michaud

    Editor-in-Chief (2016)

    Sapan Patel

    Editor-in-Chief (2016)

    Lavinia Lee

    Managing Editor (2016)

    Helen Lai

    Managing Editor (2016)

    Jasmine Li-Brubacher

    Senior Editor (2016)

    Shannon Egan

    Editor (2016)

  • Contact Us

    McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal
    805 Sherbrooke St. West Room 1B21
    Montréal, Qc H3A 2K6

    Email: msurj.sus@mail.mcgill.ca

    P. 514.398.6979 | F. 514.398.6766 (Science Undergraduate Society)