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The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR)

Fall 2020 Announcements: 
MURR is accepeting undergraduate research articles on a rolling basis for MURR volume 6. Please read for more details.
  
The deadline for the MURR coverart competition has been extended to September 28. Learn more here: MURR Cover Art Competition. Please direct any questions to murr.wvu@gmail.com

The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR)    

The Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review (MURR) is West Virginia University’s student-led undergraduate research journal. MURR advances opportunities for WVU students by providing an outlet for publishing scholarly and creative works while deepening their engagement within their field of study. By contributing to MURR, students play an active and critical role in solidifying WVU’s reputation as a very high research-intensive, land grant university. Past volumes of MURR can be found the Research Repository @ WVU.

   MURR Covers  

Join the Editorial Review Board 

Want to learn about the editorial process of a scholarly journal? MURR is now seeking to fill vacancies on its student operated editorial review board (ERB). Reviewers and editors are needed for design, STEM, and Humanities, Arts, & Social Science fields.

In addition to learning about the scholarly communications process, students have a chance to learn skills from university experts, advance the mission of undergraduate research and scholarship, and elevate undergraduate academic discourse for the university. 

Please fill out the application below, and a representative form MURR will reach out to you shortly. 

Apply to Join the Editorial Review Board

Submit Your Research Article/Project 

MURR is now accepting research articles or creative projects for MURR, Volume 5 . Students of all majors are invited to consider this publication oppor tunity, and currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply. 

The priority deadline for submission is March 6th, 2020. Rolling submissions will be considered after the deadline until mid-June or when editorial capacity is reached.  Students should discuss this opportunity with their faculty research mentors and review our submission guidelines before proceeding to submit. 

Submit To MURR

Submission Guidelines

Students submitting to MURR are asked to address the following questions throughout their research abstract and article/project submissions:

  • What is your guiding research question or creative inquiry? 
  • What are the broader impacts of this research in general and within your field? 
  • What methods or theoretical framework did you use for your project? 
  • How is this project relevant and significant (i.e., what is the "wow" factor)?
  • What are your outcomes or expected outcomes for this project? 

To have your scholarship considered for publication, please review the following information and click on the button at the bottom of this page to submit your project.

Deadline:  For review priority,  submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020. After this date, rolling submissions will be considered until editorial capacity is reached.

Authors: All submissions must at least contain the name of corresponding undergraduate research author and the faculty research mentor. Corresponding authors will serve as the primary point of contact for the MURR editorial review board.

Abstract titles should be 3-14 words long and use language that can be comprehended by the general public

Abstracts (160-250 words) should :

  • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project (e.g.,   motivation/impact, question addressed/hypothesis tested)
  • Provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations/references required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry.
  • Provide a brief description of the research methodology (e.g., artistic, theoretical or experimental plan used/   approach).
  • Give a summary of principal findings/results (or expected results) and the context in which they will be discussed.
  • State major conclusions that cycle back to the project's central research question and/or purpose.
  • Include text only (no images or graphics).
  • Be well-written, well-organized, and a self-contained, single paragraph.
  • Use plain text format as the wufoo form will not process formatting and special characters.

Research article submissions (1000-2500 words) should:

  • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project (e.g., motivation/impact, question addressed/hypothesis tested)
  • Provide relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. Please include a list of citations and references.
  • Provide a description of the research methodology (e.g., artistic, theoretical or experimental plan used/ approach).
  • Give a summary of principal findings/results (or expected results) and the context in which they will be discussed.
  • State major conclusions that cycle back to the project's central research question and/or purpose.
  • Include all text and corresponding images and graphics.

Cover Art Competition

The editors of MURR are hosting a cover art competition through September 28, 2020. If you are interested in submitting artwork to be considered for publication with MURR Volume 5, please click the button below for more details:

MURR Cover Art Competition

Questions?

If you have any questions about submitting to MURR, please contact  murr.wvu@gmail.com