Established in 1987...
Biannually, the BUJ publishes carefully reviewed and edited scholarly work from the humanities and social sciences, highlighting the strength of undergraduate scholarship on the UC Berkeley campus.
By and for students
Undergraduate editors read and review undergraduate authors’ submissions to the journal, edit accepted papers, and publish them on the University of California’s eScholarship website. The BUJ therefore offers undergraduates the chance to both convey their ideas to a broader university audience and to hone and polish their writing and editing skills.
By publishing undergraduate theses or independent research papers, and by collaborating with university faculty and administration, the BUJ helps to integrate undergraduates into our university’s intellectual community.
JOIN OUR EDITORIAL BOARD
As a member of our Editorial Board, you will receive training in the fundamentals of editing and gain invaluable opportunities for continued learning in the field of editing and publishing.
Not only do you get the privilege of reading the academic theses of fellow UC Berkeley undergraduate students, but you also get to review these papers and make important editorial decisions regarding which pieces to publish.
Each of our editors brings to the table an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude, a collaborative mindset, and a willingness to learn. Editors who showcase exceptional passion and dedication in furthering the goals of the BUJ have the chance to be selected for leadership positions (Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Layout Editor, Publicity Manager, and DeCal Course Facilitator).
Contact Kayli, our Editor-in-Chief, if you're interested in joining our editorial board.
Training in Chicago/Turabian Style
Learn and master the essentials of editing
Experience in closely working with authors and fellow editors
Collaborate with others while turning selected submissions into polished pieces
Training in the layout/design aspects of publishing
As a layout editor, gain valuable skills in Illustrator, InDesign, etc.