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Journal of Undergraduate Studies (JUST) back in the game at Trent University

The Journal of Undergraduate Studies at Trent (JUST) has been revived this year and is once again accepting submissions! JUST is the undergraduate journal at Trent.

We aim to provide undergraduate students with a chance to be published and to highlight some of the amazing undergraduate research that is happening.

Although undergraduate journals do not have the prestige of more established and mature academic journals, they provide a starting point and can certainly contribute to the undergraduate academic experience.

I have only recently joined JUST. Hamza Khattak and myself are the two co-editors starting this year. We also have a wonderful editorial board made up of members who have patiently helped us rebuild the journal since September.

JUST published their first issue in 2007, followed by another in 2009, and finally in 2010. Between all these issues, 39 students published content.
However, although JUST has been in existence for almost 10 years now, there has been a struggle to maintain student interest.

This year we are trying to establish a journal that can functionally contribute to the undergraduate academic experience and carry over year-to-year.
This year, we have one general call for papers, which has been posted around campus.

We have decided to extend the deadline to January 31. We are also merging the Student Conference with JUST to highlight the top eight papers.
The authors of the top eight papers will be asked to present their papers on March 3-4, 2016 so that students will have an opportunity to learn about their research.

There is also going to be a $100 honorarium for the top eight papers, as decided by the editorial board. All papers that have already been submitted will also be considered for this prize.

Please email all paper submissions to, making sure to include your name, student number, and college affiliation.

Papers from all academic disciplines will be considered. The previous issues of JUST can be found online at

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