The JULS considers for publication of original research that has not been previously published. Submission to the JULS implies that this is the case and that the submitted manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. If submissions in violation of this policy are brought to the attention of the JULS editorial team, original submissions to the JULS may be removed or rendered inaccessible.
The JULS requires that all independent contributions of each author be provided during online submission. While currently we do not have formal guidelines, we recommend the CRediT Taxonomy for incoming submissions. Regardless of formatting, it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that contributions are agreed on by all co-authors prior to manuscript submission. Furthermore, the corresponding author must acquire permission from all involved authors prior to the submission process.
Upon article acceptance, most papers are posted on the journal website first as part of JULS Online in advance of publication of the annual JULS print issue, in which they will subsequently appear. Authors may choose to request that their article not be posted online prior to the print issue publication by contacting the editorial team in advance. In addition, authors are allowed to post their accepted manuscripts or articles to a journal repository system (such as bioRxiv or ResearchGate).
There are no submission or publication fees to publish in the JULS. We are committed to open and free access (through our website and Open Journal Systems) for all undergraduate publications from any Canadian institution. Operation of the JULS is generously supported by UofT inter-departmental funding and support from affiliated institutions.
Updated October 15th, 2020