About the Journal

Founded in 2001, the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an annual, peer-reviewed publication of research articles from all academic fields.  The mission of SURJ is to encourage, recognize, and reward intellectual activity beyond the classroom while providing a forum for the exchange of research and ideas.  Our journal is run entirely by a staff team of Stanford undergraduate students, led by an Editor-in-Chief.

SURJ publishes work produced by well-qualified students from all institutions.  All submitted papers undergo review by SURJ's team of editors, who subsequently deliberate and select the best submitted papers for publication.  Our editors work closely with the selected authors to revise and polish their papers to best communicate the author's ideas and discoveries.  These papers are submitted, reviewed, and published under one of SURJ's two sections:  Natural Sciences & Engineering and Humanities & Social Sciences.  New volumes of SURJ are released annually in print and on the web, and these volumes are distributed across the Stanford campus and beyond.  Articles published in SURJ have been cited in major peer-reviewed journals from a wide range of disciplines.


Become a Member of our Review Board!

Members of our Review Board evaluate research articles submitted to SURJ. They are assigned articles based on their areas of expertise. 

Time commitment: 2-3 hours for one manuscript, quarterly.

If you are interested in reviewing, apply here!