We are now accepting submissions for the 2024 issue.
The final deadline for the 2024 issue is January 14, 2024. This deadline is subject to change without notice. MSURJ publishes articles continuously but has reduced capacity for new submissions during the winter and summer terms.
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. MSURJ does not charge any article processing or submission fees. We always encourage authors to submit articles earlier than the deadline; although it does not directly improve your chances of acceptance, it allows for more time to complete all edits.
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.
To start, read through the Author Instructions, which explain in detail what and how to prepare for your submission. Also read and sign the Publication Rights Agreement, and complete the Submission Checklist once you are ready to submit. The OJS Guide for Authors offers assistance on submitting and using the OJS system on msurjonline.mcgill.ca.
The Editorial Policies detail MSURJ's policies on various matters related to the editorial process. Furthermore, a template for LaTeX submissions is available for download for those who wish to use it. The project should compile without issue as an Overleaf project using the XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX compiler. All questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To submit, please create an account at msurjonline.mcgill.ca and upload all files according to the Author Instructions. Clearly label your files, making sure to include your name in each filename, e.g. "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: Manuscript."