Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Texas State Undergraduate Review is an online peer-reviewed journal devoted to multidisciplinary undergraduate research.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

A paper submitted to the journal will be initially reviewed by a third-party reviewer to ensure the submission meets TXSTUR's basic requirements.

Successful submissions will be assigned a minimum of one peer reviewer. The Managing Editors will select potential reviewers from suggestions provided by the author or from qualified, registered users that identified a willingness to review submitted papers. However, the editorial board reserves the right to approach non-registered experts to review papers. All reviews will be anonymous unless the reviewer wishes to identify himself or herself to the author. These reviews can take six to eight weeks.

Once the article has been reviewed, the editorial board will read the reviewers' recommendations and notify the author on whether or not TXSTUR is interested in publishing the paper with or without modifications.

Once the author has addressed the reviewers' and editors' comments, a copy editor will prepare the article for final publication. The author will have an opportunity to review the "galley proof" before the article is posted. Once posted, the editors will send an email to registered users that the article is available for download and comment.


Publication Frequency

The Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal will publish annually, with an issue available every May.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its published content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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About the Journal

The Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal (TXSTUR) was created as an honors thesis project for Rachel Barnett, sponsored by the Honors College. The journal provides an outlet for undergraduate students of all disciplines to publish their original and unique research. It is the goal of TXSTUR to increase the amount of published undergraduate research on campus. The journal is an online and print publication through the Texas Digital Library (TDL). 

All articles are peer-reviewed for quality and accuracy by an editorial board, consisting of honors students, and subject-matter experts, who are Texas State faculty members.