About the Journal

The Minnesota Undergraduate Research & Academic Journal is an academic journal dedicated to the academic research of undergraduate students. It is a student-run publication that strives toward a diverse representation of work from all subjects and fields. Students are encouraged to submit research in a variety of formats and platforms, whether it be by text, photo or video. As the university’s first undergraduate research journal, MURAJ aims to stay committed to its values of diversity and broad scope by publishing work from all areas of research and from students in all ranges of their undergraduate career.

The categories for submission include the following, alongside the suggested fields of study:

    • Biological, Animal, & Health Sciences (Biology, Public Health, Neuroscience, Animal Science, Wildlife Studies, etc.)
    • Engineering & Physical Science (Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, etc.)
    • Mathematics & Computer Science (Statistics, Math, Computer Science, etc.)
    • Social Sciences, Education, & Communication (Psychology, Journalism, Linguistics, etc.)
    • Literature & History (English, Foreign Language, History, etc.)
    • Fine Arts (Music, Theater, Dance, etc.)
    • Business, Law & Politics (Political Science, Economics, Management, etc.)
    • Architecture & Design (Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Apparel, etc.)
    • Environmental, Conservation, & Plant Science (Agricultural Education, Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation, Food Science, etc.)
    • Diversified Studies (Inter-disciplinary work)

Submitted articles are reviewed by student reviewers and then by the Undergraduate Research Advisory Board before publication. Please see the article Review Process for more information.

If you are interested in publishing or reviewing with the journal, sign up for our email list here. If you have questions about MURAJ, please contact the editors at muraj@umn.edu.

View our informational event about academic research and journals here: z.umn.edu/MURAJPublishing



The Undergraduate Research Advisory Board is made up of these members:

Robert B. McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Derek Frank, Undergraduate Student
Connor Clemenhagen, Undergraduate Student
Lucy Dunne, Design, Housing, and Apparel
David Feinberg, Art
Jonathan Gewirtz, Psychology
Thomas Hoye, Chemistry
Paul Siliciano, Director of Undergraduate Research
Vicky Munro, UROP Coordinator, ex-officio