Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes original, scholarly research undertaken by undergraduates from any college or university. BJUR builds upon and strengthens Butler’s commitment to quality undergraduate research by providing an outlet for the publication of outstanding undergraduate scholarship across the humanities, social and natural sciences.

Submission of original, scholarly research articles is open to undergraduates from any accredited college and university. For further information, see the Mission Statement.

Submissions will be accepted for Volume 9 (2023) in Summer 2022. First consideration for papers received by June 3, 2022. Papers will continue to be accepted for review through December 1, 2022. Any papers after that date will be considered for Volume 10 (2024). Further details about the guidelines for authors may be found on the Author Guidelines page.

Current Volume: Volume 8 (2022)


Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research Volume 8 Cover Art


Tara T. Lineweaver

Design Editor

Jennifer Coronado

Copy Editor

Stephanie Stringham

Inaugural Editor

Kenneth D. Colburn, Jr.

Volume 8 Reviewers

Melissa Etzler
Chad Bauman
Joel Martin
Allison Harthcock
Margaret Padgett
Brian Giesler
Suneeta Kercood
William Rieber
Natalie Carter
Su-Mei Ooi
Cynthia Pratt
David Ingram
Karina Hamamouche
Abbey Levenshus
Xiaowen Xu
Rocky Colavito