Submission Guidelines and Information

Who can submit?

Any student of Seattle University in good academic standing may submit to any subject section of the journal. Students in any year of their program may submit; in addition, we will accept submissions from students who have graduated up to 1 quarter prior to the deadline, provided that they submit work produced while they were matriculated at Seattle University.

What may be submitted?

Students may submit to any section of the journal (see Anatomy of the Journal for descriptions of and word counts for each subject). Manuscripts submitted for consideration must have been written no more than 3 quarters prior to the deadline.

Instructions for authors

Formatting requirements

You will upload PDFs of your manuscript and application through the submission portal on this website.

Please use a 12 point serif font, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins for everything including notes and captions.

Students should consult with their faculty mentors on a style appropriate to the discipline or field of research (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). Generally, you will use the system employed by the field for which you are writing.

Consult the style guide and apply it consistently and correctly throughout the paper and the bibliography.
Refer to the Purdue University for assistance with style guide.

Figures, Images and Embedded Files

Images should be at least 150dpi, preferably in TIFF or JPEG format. Photos, pictures, graphs, figures and tables should be embedded in the manuscript. The author may use audio and/or video files that support the text. These should be embedded in the text.

Authors must hold or obtain copyright permission for all images and other media. All photos, pictures, graphs, figures and embedded files must be titled or captioned.


Manuscripts are due Oct 23rd, 2017 at 12 pm (noon). hey may be submitted electronically to the SUURJ website at http://scholarworks.seattleu.edu/suurj. The application link can be found on the left hand menu.

Students who submit must be able to commit to a review and revision process during the winter quarter, with a final proof review due at the end of winter quarter.


All works published in SUURJ are subject to Seattle University’s Intellectual Property and Copyright Policies. (For the whole policy click Copyright Ownership Policy) Pursuant to this policy, the copyright for materials published in SUURJ is wholly owned by the author(s) unless the work is subject to terms of any applicable Sponsored project. By submitting the work for publication to SUURJ, the author consents to having the work publicly available through the university’s institutional repository. There will be no payment of royalties or other fees to the author(s). If an author’s work has been supported by Sponsored project funding, prior approval of the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Projects (ORSSP) is required for publication in SUURJ. For questions regarding SU’s Intellectual Property and Copyright Policies, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Human Subjects Documentation

For any submisson involving interviews, focus groups, surveys, or other interactions with human subjects, a student must provide all supporting correspondence between the Institutional Review Board (IRB), student researcher, and faculty advisor.