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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • If I if they carried out their research under the supervision of a faculty member, I have emailed my Primary Investigators (PIs) and cc'd
  • I certify that this manuscript is my own work, based on my personal study and/or research and that I have acknowledged all material and sources used in its preparation.
  • I have removed all identifying personal information, such as names, dates, and year at Vanderbilt, from the uploaded manuscript document to ensure a blind review.
  • I have discussed the submission of original research data with my research advisor, if applicable.
  • I have included DOI information, if available, in citations.

Author Guidelines

Authors, to submit a manuscript, please click on "Register" in the top navigation panel and create an account through which you will be able to upload your manuscript and track its progress in the review process. Please be sure to check the box for the role of "author" when you register. When you log in, you should be able to begin the submission process by clicking "new submission."

  • The VURJ does not accept submissions from undergraduates outside Vanderbilt.
  • Only one article will be accepted per author. Please do not submit more than two.
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