About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Simon Fraser University Science Undergraduate Research Journal (SFU SURJ) is an annual peer-reviewed publication seeking to promote undergraduate research by providing young scientists exposure and recognition for their work while undergoing a peer review process, and ultimately foster a community of undergraduates who value research while engaging students in science communication.

Comprised of a physical and digitally circulated journal accompanied by a website serving as a platform for more informal science content, SFU SURJ welcomes submissions from undergraduate science students attending Simon Fraser University (SFU) as well as other institutions.

SFU SURJ accepts submissions from:

  • Current SFU undergraduate students who have conducted research at SFU or elsewhere.
  • Past SFU undergraduate students submitting research conducted at SFU or supervised by an SFU faculty member.
  • Undergraduate students who have carried out research at any accredited higher-education institution. Note that given two submissions of equal merit, preference will be given to one from SFU.

Peer Review Process

Received manuscripts will go through an initial editing process by the SFU SURJ editorial board as well as a double-blind peer review process by 2 or 3 scientists at the graduate, post-graduate or faculty level in the relevant field. 

Our submission guidelines can be found here

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.