About SURJ

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 two Editors-in-Chief.

SURJ primarily publishes work produced by Stanford undergraduates, but also publishes papers from well-qualified students at other 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 authors’ 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.