Call for Papers

Journal of Undergraduate Research in Finance

The Journal of Undergraduate Research in Finance is accepting submissions for its 2020 issue.  The JURF publishes original work written exclusively by undergraduates. Accepted articles are largely the result of the highest quality senior or honors theses. Articles come from all areas of Finance and should be no more than 30 pages.

Please see Submission Guidelines Page for submission details.

Email Jonathan Godbey at with any questions.

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020.

The Mark J. Bertus Prize will be awarded for the best paper in the JURF.   Authors of the top three articles will be invited to present their research at the Financial Management Association meeting in New York in October 2020.  A panel of judges will select the winner who will also receive $1,000.  Each runner-up will receive $250.

All articles are subject to blind review by faculty.  Recognizing that the typical “revise and resubmit” model of most academic journals is not optimal given the time constraints of undergraduates the JURF will follow a no revisions policy.  Authors will receive a yes or no along with a full referee report that may recommend extensions or suggestions for future research.  Simple cosmetic changes may be required prior to publication.

To maintain a focus on contributions made by undergraduates, faculty involvement is limited to the guidance typically given during the writing of a senior thesis. Initial submissions must be made while the author is an undergraduate student.  Authors may be full-time or part-time.