As part of its mission to present undergraduate research to a wider audience, the Office of Undergraduate Research encourages and facilitates the publication of student research.
The OUR publishes two journals: Washington University Undergraduate Research Digest (WUURD) and Washington University Senior Honors Thesis Abstracts (WUSHTA). The WUURD presents abstracts of student research projects from the most recent Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as peer-reviewed, full-length student articles. WUSHTA highlights the work of graduating seniors receiving honors for their work. Each of these publications is available in hard copy in the Office of Undergraduate Research and online through the WashU Library's Open Scholarship Repository (accessible with WUSTL Key login).
Washington University Undergraduate Research Digest (WUURD)
Since 2005 the Office of Undergraduate Research has published the Washington University Undergraduate Research Digest (WUURD). A scholarly journal with peer-reviewed feature articles as well as abstracts, the WUURD highlights research by Washington University students in language that is accessible to a broad audience.
The Office of Undergraduate Research accepts submissions of 3000-word articles, which must be submitted by September 15 for review to be considered as a feature article published in the following spring edition. The Office of Undergraduate Research holds no copyright on articles; students are free to publish their work elsewhere. We reserve the right to edit the articles for grammar and length but always in close collaboration with the student. Find out more about submitting your work to the Washington University Undergraduate Research Digest.
Washington University Senior Honors Thesis Abstracts (WUSHTA)
Since 2009 the Office of Undergraduate Research has published Washington University Senior Honors Thesis Abstracts (WUSHTA) to coincide with the University’s Commencement. We encourage all seniors receiving academic honors in any school or department to submit an abstract of their honors thesis or capstone research project for publication.
Interested seniors should contact their research mentor, thesis advisor, director of undergraduate studies, or departmental administrator for information on how to submit their abstracts, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.