Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research seeks student research in all academic fields

By: Max Creager ~Staff Writer~

Photo courtesy of xavier.edu | XJUR offers an opportunity for students to publish their research and is helpful for those planning to pursue graduate degrees.

The Xavier Journal of Undergraduate Research (XJUR) is requesting student research submissions from any academic field in 2016. For the past 4 years, the journal has provided an outlet for students who are looking to publish their research both in print and online.

The journal started out as a journal of undergraduate research exclusively in the arts and sciences but later expanded to become a journal of undergraduate research in general. Individuals in the business school, professional sciences and innovation are now able publish research in the journal as well.

This is a big step for students considering Masters degrees and other educational opportunities because many higher education programs look for original published work on standard resumes.

The club offers two different student positions. The first is the editorial board, which is comprised of students who read, edit and review all other student research. The editorial board, along with club moderators, goes through the articles and evaluates which ones are contributing to the advancement of knowledge in their discipline.

The second club role students can take is that of constructing articles, pieces of art or other works that contribute to their fields.

“This is an important step for an undergraduate to go from regurgitating and repeating theories to memorizing information to producing their own theories or critiquing others’ theory,” club advisor Mack Mariani said. “It is a really important step in students’ scholarly development that helps us to learn more about how the world works, and students to develop the skills they need for moving forward to graduate degrees and positions in the work force.”

XJUR will be holding an informational meeting for students who are interested in serving on the XJUR editorial board in 2016.

The meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Jan. 13 in Kennedy Auditorium. For more information on XJUR visit https://xjur. wordpress.com.