Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
- Primary author must be a current Cornell University undergraduate or have graduated from Cornell within the last year. One individual may not be the primary author for more than one submission per cycle.
- Manuscripts must describe original research/work that contributes new knowledge and/or understanding to its respective field. Manuscripts must not be published in or currently under review for any other journal.
- A signed Research supervisor/Mentor/Faculty sponsor approval form must be uploaded with the submission. This form is available on the author guidelines page.
- If the manuscript includes work involving the use of human and/or animal subjects, it must have occurred with approval from the necessary associations (IRB, IACUC), and include a statement to that effect in the manuscript.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.docx) file format. A separate, plain text file of the references cited will also be included with the submission.
- Author agrees to the journal's policies.
All articles that pass a preliminary editorial review are peer-reviewed. Peer review is double-blind and performed by Cornell graduate students. The CURJ team copyedits and prepares articles for final publication.
This agreement is between the Cornell Undergraduate Research Journal (hereafter “Journal”) and the submitting or corresponding author (hereafter “Author”), acting on behalf of all authors of the work (“Authors”) and applies to the work (“Work”) being submitted for publication. The Work includes the principal work, as well as any supplementary materials included in the submission.
The Journal applies the Creative Commons License CC BY license to Works it publishes. Copyright in the Work remains with the Authors. The Author represents and warrants that:
- The Author has the power to make this agreement. In the event the Work has multiple authors,all other authors are identified in the Work, and the Author will inform all other authors of theterms of this agreement.
- The Work is the original work of the Author(s), and that it does not violate or infringe the law or the rights of any third party and, specifically, that the Work contains nothing that is defamatory or that infringes any intellectual property rights, or any rights of privacy.
- If the Work reproduces any material that is the intellectual property of another, the Author hasobtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant the rights required by thislicense and to publish that material in the Work, or that the material is being incorporatedbased on an informed application of fair use principles.
- The Work has not been previously published, and is not pending review elsewhere. If this isnot the case, the Author will inform the Journal of the other locations where the Work appearsor is awaiting review.
- If the Author is a student, the Author agrees to share their work and waive any privacy rightsgranted by FERPA or any other law, policy or regulation, with respect to the Work, for thepurpose of publication. If the Author has any student co-authors, the Author will obtain and provide to the Journal a signed copy of this agreement from all student co-authors.
- The Work complies with all relevant Journal policies and submission guidelines provided onthe Journal’s website at the time of submission, including any policies on conflict of interest,informed consent, human and animal rights, or appropriate content.
In consideration of the Author’s grant of rights, the Journal agrees to publish the Work, attributing the Work to the Authors.
The Author will indemnify and hold the Journal harmless against loss, damages, expenses, awards, and judgments arising from breach of any of the above warranties.