The Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal is a peer-reviewed, professional-level, open-access academic publication that is committed to publishing manuscripts of the highest scholarship resulting from significant scientific research or outstanding scientific analysis. Each paper published in the CUSJ undergoes a double-blind peer review process facilitated by the Journal's Editorial Review Board and a faculty review by a member of the Faculty Advisory Board. Publication in the CUSJ is highly competitive.
CUSJ also hosts an annual spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. Students from any college are invited to submit abstracts for consideration to present a poster and/or give an oral presentation at the Symposium. Through the Symposium, the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal aims to establish a forum for the display of outstanding undergraduate research to be viewed by faculty and students of pre-eminent Northeastern region research institutions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about current research from distinguished Columbia faculty members.
The CUSJ has two primary goals. First, the CUSJ aims to publish works of the highest scholarship authored primarily by undergraduates. Second, the CUSJ aims to educate students about the academic publication process, both from the inside as a member of the CUSJ staff and from the outside as a submitter to a scientific journal with academic standards that are as rigorous as any professional-level scientific publication.
Please note that the deadline for submissions to our 2019-2020 issue has past, but please stay tuned for more information about submitting to our 2020-2021 issue this fall!