Undergraduate Research Submissions

Berkeley Scientific Journal publishes materials only by UC Berkeley undergraduates or recent BA/BS recipients (within one year of graduation) from UC Berkeley.

We are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2019 issue of BSJ. Please email research.bsj@gmail.com with any questions about the process. 

We have already opened up submissions for the Spring 2019 issue!

Priority Deadline: Mar 3, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Two rounds of edits by BSJ and a greater chance of peer-review.

Priority publication in the Spring 2019 issue.

Final Deadline to be considered for the Spring 2019 issue: Mar 17, 2019 at 11:59pm.

One round of edits by BSJ.

Fewer peer-review opportunities.

Despite these deadlines, publication priority is on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you do not submit in time we may save your publication for next semester.

In order to submit, you should

1) Make sure your paper follows the formatting guidelines outlined below. More detailed guidelines can be found on our eScholarship page. You may disregard aspects that are inapplicable to your field.

2) Complete and send a Submission Eligibility Form and a PI Release Form to research.bsj@gmail.com.


Beginning of your paper:
A) Name(s) of author(s)
B) Research Sponsor (PI)
C) Major, Year, Department in which research is done
D) List of Keywords

A) Title of paper
B) Abstract (no more than 150 words)
C) Introduction
D) Materials and Methods
E) Results
F) Discussion
G) Conclusion
H) References (in proper format: see below)
I) Acknowledgments (no more than 50 words and should include funding source)

A) Palatino or Times New Roman font, 12 point size
B) Double spaced, 8-14 pages (excluding figures)
C) Initial submission: PDF file that includes the manuscript and all figures, tables, and graphs.
D) If accepted: manuscript text in .doc/.docx. Each figure must be a separate high resolution image file (TIFF, JPEG). Tables/graphs can be included in manuscript text file or separate Microsoft Office or image file. Be sure to include correctly-numbered figure legends. (PDF format is NOT accepted for the final manuscript text, figures or tables/graphs.)

References should be listed at the end of the paper in the order they appear. When referring to them in your paper, simply put the reference number in the proper location and enclose it in parenthesis. Please do not put reference numbers in superscript.

For Journal Articles:
1. Johnson, R.B., Hayes, C., and McDonald, T., Article Title, Journal Of Scientific Research, 123.14, 475-479, 1998.

For Books:
1. Johnson, R.B., Hayes, C., and McDonald, T., Book Title, 123.14, pp. 475-479, 2000.