How often is the journal published?
The journal is published whenever PUR receives and reviews enough papers to merit a new publication. The last issue of PUR was published in Summer 2013. A new issue should appear some time in 2014.
Is there a deadline for submissions?
PUR accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Submissions are considered until approximately four papers are accepted for publication. Papers submitted during the interim are deferred to the next issue. Submissions are never denied because of when they are received.
How long should submissions be?
While there is not a page limit for submissions, papers less than 10 pages single-sided and double-spaced do not generally demonstrate a depth sufficient for publication. For more on this issue, please see the Standards of Publication and What Does PUR Publish? pages.
I have already received my undergraduate degree. Am I allowed to submit a paper I wrote as an undergraduate?
As long as the paper was written during the student’s undergraduate career, the paper will be accepted up to a year after the student has ceased to be an undergraduate.
What is the policy for multiple submissions from the same author?
Multiple submissions from one author are accepted, but only one paper by the author will be published per issue. Authors submitting multiple papers should also keep in mind that their papers will be reviewed over an extended period of time (i.e. the papers will not all be reviewed at once). Therefore, it is best if authors indicate the paper that they would like to be reviewed first.
When are authors notified of their submission’s status?
Papers have variable consideration times. A paper that does not meet the editorial board’s requirements, as outlined in the submission section, is immediately emailed a rejection letter. However, there is a greater time lag for papers that are referred to faculty members. All papers that are submitted before are notified of their status by April. If you have any questions about the status of your submission, feel free to contact the PUR.
What citation style should I use in my paper?
Submitting authors should follow the citation style used in the discipline or subject area that their paper falls under.
What file format should my paper be in?
The online submission form accepts .docx, .doc, .rtf, and .pdf formats.