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Aims & Scope


The Western Undergraduate Research Journal: Health and Natural Sciences (WURJHNS) accepts manuscripts within the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, and Medical Sciences. However, if a manuscript is submitted from a closely related field, the WURJHNS will work to accommodate the authors.

Primary Goal of the WURJHNS

To enrich the undergraduate academic experience at Western University

The WURJHNS will accomplish this goal by:

  1. Providing students with opportunities to showcase their research accomplishments
  2. Enabling undergraduate students to become intimately involved in the review and publication of manuscripts
  3. Conducting workshops on the academic publication process and open access publication
  4. Conducting workshops on effective scientific writing
  5. Conducting workshops on finding summer research opportunities
  6. Developing new and innovative approaches to involve undergraduate students in scholarly work