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 5 (2019) in Summer 2018. First consideration for papers received by June 5, 2018. Papers will continue to be accepted for review through December 2018. Any papers after that date will be considered for Volume 6 (2020). Further details about the guidelines for authors may be found on the Author Guidelines page.

Current Volume: Volume 4 (2018)



Inferences on Criminality Based on Appearance
Hannah Johnson, Morgan Anderson, Hayley R. Westra, and Hayden Suter

Cover of Volume 4 of the Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research

Inaugural Editor

Kenneth D. Colburn, Jr.


Tara T. Lineweaver

Design Editor

Jennifer Raye

Copy Editor

Sunny Hawkins

Editorial Advisory Board

Vivan Deno
Lee Garver
Kathie Kelton
Nat Hauck
Chad Knoderer
Robert Padgett
Mindy Welch
Anne Wilson
Hongjiang Xu

Volume 4 Reviewers

Bruce Bigelow
Jess Butler
Rose Campbell
Terri Carney
Elise Edwards
Stephanie Fernhaber
Lee Garver
Brian Giesler
Terri Jett
Suneeta Kercood
Allison Maurer
James McGrath
Sholeh Shahrokhi
Eloise Sureau-Hale
Scott Swanson
Stacy Wetmore