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.
Read the Author Guidelines.
The submission has not been previously published, nor is it currently submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
The submission file is in Microsoft Word or RTF for document files.
Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
The text properly cites resources using the MLA, APA or Chicago citation styles
The submission is no longer than 20 pages long
The submission does not contain copyrighted images (read the Author Guidelines)
Essays are a combination of opinion and research that highlight a specific side of an issue. While the URJ respects all author's opinions, all essays must include some academic research to support the essay's findings.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. No commercial gain may be made off the work without the author's knowledge and agreement.
2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgment of its initial publication in this journal.
3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.