Students at ACM colleges have an opportunity to have their research papers published in a peer- and faculty-reviewed scholarly journal, the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (MJUR).
Published annually in the spring, the MJUR is produced by an editorial board of students and an advisory board of faculty at Monmouth College. The journal is currently accepting research-based manuscripts from any academic discipline to be considered for publication in the 2016 issue.
The 2015 issue of MJUR included seven papers written by students from four ACM member colleges — Carleton, Grinnell, Lake Forest, and Monmouth. The students represented a variety of majors, including history, art history, political science, educational studies, English, philosophy, and anthropology.
Two of the seven papers were the result of the author’s participation in an ACM off-campus study program.
- Dana Sly from Grinnell College conducted the research and wrote her paper titled “Illustrated Everyman: Sherlock Holmes and Professional Class Identity in the Strand Magazine” during the fall 2013 ACM Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities program.
- Monmouth College student Chase Mowery‘s research paper on “Arun Kolatkar and Narrating the Bilingual Position:” was the product of his independent study project for the ACM India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization program in fall 2012. His project advisor was Dr. Raj Rao, a prominent writer and professor at the University of Pune.
The MJUR was founded in 2010 to support development of high-quality original undergraduate research, recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarly efforts and accomplishments, contribute to the undergraduate learning experience, and give undergraduate student editors rich experience in the world of academic scholarship.
MJUR Call for Papers
The editors of the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research invite students at ACM colleges to submit manuscripts from any academic discipline to be considered for publication in the 2016 issue.
- Manuscripts submitted by January 15th, 2016 are guaranteed review for inclusion in the 2016 issue.
- As a journal dedicated to undergraduate scholarship, the MJUR only accepts submissions from current or recent undergraduate students.
- See the Call for Papers for complete information.