The UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) is an annual publication of research conducted by undergraduates at the University of California, Merced.
The journal was started in the Fall of 2007 by Anne Zanzucchi and Jared Stanley. The course was labeled "Writing 131: Journal Production" to showcase the excellence in writing and research being done throughout the different disciplines.
The Process: The UC Merced URJ is published in an online form with a select availability of printed copies. The opening for submissions is announced to faculty, staff and undergraduates of the various schools early each semester. Papers are submitted electronically and then reviewed by the UC Merced URJ Editorial Board, which then works with each author as well as a faculty review board to edit, make any necessary changes and get the submission ready for publication.