established in 1987...
The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is the oldest undergraduate research journal at UC Berkeley.
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.
You’ll certainly remember the traditional villages, incredibly beautiful landscapes with white mountains and huge ski areas.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.
Check out our previous issues, which are now available online.
JOIN OUR EDITORIAL BOARD
What will you gain as a member of the BUJ 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 Jacki Zhang, our Editor-in-Chief, if you’re interested in joining our editorial board.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Meet the people who work with staff editors and university staff to ensure excellence within the BUJ.
Editor-in-Chief, Primary Contact
“When we honor the University of California, we celebrate with good reason its academic renown, its impressive list of Nobel Laureates, its contributions to the sciences and the humanities…. Whatever the high rankings of Berkeley’s graduate schools, the undergraduates remain the principal strength of the University; the curiosity they bring to the classroom and the culture of discourse in which they participate is its life blood. In that spirit, I welcome Berkeley Undergraduate Journal, as a means of preserving and extending the commitment of Berkeley students to intellectual inquiry, to asking the most uncomfortable questions, to insulting proprieties, to questioning and shaking beliefs, institutions and systems of long standing, and, if necessary, to disturbing the peace. Of the many traditions of this campus, these are the most precious, and I expect this journal to advance and nourish them.”
If you have a question regarding submissions,
please direct them to our Staff Advisor, Leah Carroll:
do you have a general question, not regarding submissions?
If so, please write to us below. We ask that you don't fill out this form for questions regarding submissions, as this reveals your identity to the Editorial Board, thus negating the policy of blind submissions.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Undergraduate Journal
Office of Undergraduate Research
2422 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2940
Regarding submission policies and procedures: Leah Carroll, Staff Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
All other inquires:
Jacki Zhang, Editor-in-Chief