SMU’s Journal of Undergraduate Research is a distinguished forum in which SMU’s brightest undergraduates publish original work. Through a rigorous editing process, including double-blind peer and faculty review, the Journal’s student editorial board ensures that each paper is of the highest quality. The Journal acknowledges authors’ achievements with both a digital and print edition. The digital edition is hosted on SMU Scholar (scholar.smu.edu/jour) amongst SMU’s other notable research programs, and each paper receives a DOI number that allows other researchers to find and cite it. The print edition is distributed not only to authors and mentors, but also to students, faculty and staff across the University. This tangible document is meaningful not only to the student researchers but to the entire University.
To build and sustain this honor for our student colleagues, we seek funding for the print edition of Volume 6, Issues 1 and 2. A printing of sufficient copies with a high-quality binding and student-designed cover requires upwards of four thousand dollars. Promoting research is one of SMU’s strategic initiatives for becoming a Research-1 institution. With your support, the Journal of Undergraduate Research will continue to play a role in promoting research and producing graduates who will become esteemed researchers in their fields. Thank you!