The journal is published whenever the PUR receives and reviews enough papers
to merit publishing. As of late, the PUR has been publishing at the end of the
Is there a deadline for submissions?
There is not a set deadline for the PUR. Submissions are considered until
approximately four papers are accepted for publication. Generally, the spring
issue is determined by March. Papers submitted during the interim are deferred
to the next issue. Submissions are never denied because of when they are
How long should submissions be?
While there is not a page limit for submissions, papers less than 10 pages
single-sided and double-spaced do not generally demonstrate a depth sufficient
How long after an undergraduate student’s graduation will the
student’s submissions be accepted?
As long as the paper was written during the student’s undergraduate career,
the paper will be accepted up to a year after the student has ceased to be an
What is the policy for multiple submissions from the same author?
Multiple submissions from one author are accepted, but only one paper by the
author will be published per issue.
When are authors notified of their submission’s status?
Papers have variable consideration times. A paper that does not meet the
editorial board’s requirements, as outlined in the submission section, is
immediately emailed a rejection letter. However, there is a greater time lag
for papers that are referred to faculty members. All papers that are submitted
before are notified of their status by April. If you have any questions about
the status of your submission, feel free to contact the PUR.