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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • At least one of the authors is an undergraduate student, or was an undergraduate student at the time the submission was written. All undergraduate student authors will be identified in the Comments to the editor section during submission.
  • If there are no faculty coauthors, a faculty member from an accredited institution will send an email to the journal, stating that the submission is ready for publication, and confirming that they know the student authors.
  • Spelling and grammar were thoroughly checked before submitting, preferably with an automated grammar/spell checker. Submissions with spelling and grammar errors will not be sent for review until the errors are fixed.
  • The submission file is in PDF document file format and it uses the template downloaded from the journal page (Author Guidelines).
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The PUMP Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes papers (co)written by undergraduate students or by (co)authors that were undergraduate students at the time the work was done. All articles are reviewed by referees selected by a member of the editorial board. The journal publishes research papers, papers containing new proofs of known results, and expository papers which propose original points of view on various topics, from all areas of pure and applied mathematics and statistics. At least one of the auhors must be (have been) an undergraduate student (at the time the paper was written). The undergraduate student author(s) will be identified in the Comments to the editor during submission.

ISSN 2576-3725

Initial submission

Requires registration. Upload a PDF file of the article, prepared using the journal LaTex template which can be viewed/downloaded here: LaTex sample source. In order to compile the sample you will need to download this file (right click on the link, then save): sample figure (PUMP logo) . The compiled LaTex sample PDF may be viewed/downloaded here: LaTex sample PDF..

Review process

The referee will know the identity of the author(s). The author(s) will not know the identity of the referee.

After acceptance

The author(s) will prepare the final form of the article using the journal LaTex template which can be viewed/downloaded here: LaTex sample source. In order to compile the sample you will need to download this file (right click on the link, then save): sample figure (PUMP logo) . The compiled LaTex sample PDF may be viewed/downloaded here: LaTex sample PDF. LaTex files, including all files needed to produce the final PDF (figure files, tables, etc.) will have to be submitted. Compilation should run without errors (including overfull boxes). The published paper will display the submission date, the acceptance date, and the name of the editor accepting the paper. Papers are published online as they are accepted.

ISSN 2576-3725

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