History and Editors

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) is an independent, faculty peer-reviewed, open-source, no-cost-to-authors, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal.  AJUR’s print ISSN 1536-4585 was established in 2002 by Dr. Cliff Chancey of the University of Northern Iowa, a true champion of undergraduate research. “Dr. Chancey’s perspective was that the importance of peer-reviewed research articles authored by undergraduates could not be overstated,”- as noted in Memoriam dedicated to Cliff. In 2013, for a year, Carl N. Drummond and Cathleen M. Carosella of Indiana University-Purdue University took care of AJUR. In March of 2014, an independent editorial team stepped in to lead the AJUR (Drs. Kestutis Bendinskas as the Editor-in-Chief, Tony Contento as the Copy  Editor, and Peter Newell as the Associate Editor). Rose Throop, the copy editor and print shop liaison in 2014-2018, played a crucial role in defining the current style and aesthetics of AJUR.  The journal obtained the formal Library of Congress web ISBN 2375-8732 and .org web presence in 2014. By the invite in 2015, AJUR‘s entire content has been indexed internationally by EBSCO. In 2018, AJUR was incorporated in New York State as an independent not-for-profit organization. In 2019, AJUR was registered by Crossref as an organization entitled to provide DOI numbers to all of its articles. AJUR‘s entire content- by the invite in 2019- is archived by the United States Library of Congress. In early 2021, AJUR was registered as a charitable organization by NY State (NYReg# 48-18-81) and as a 501(c)(3) (EIN 831726417 under IRC by the US Department of Treasury). In 2021, Peter Newell became the Editor-in-Chief of AJUR.

The current administrative-editorial team of AJUR is:

Peter Newell- Editor-in-Chief (2021-present)
Tony Contento- Copy Editor & Treasurer (2014-present)
Kestutis Bendinskas- Executive Editor (2014- present)


For questions relating to new or prospective submissions: ajur.new.submissions[at]gmail.com

For all other questions and correspondence: ajureditor[at]gmail.com

Editorial Board of AJUR, sorted by the subject areas reviewed so far:

Dr. Dean Crawford, dean.crawford[at]oswego.edu

Dr. Richard Redding, rredding[at]umich.edu

Art History
Dr. Lisa Seppi, lisa.seppi[at]oswego.edu

Behavioral Neuroscience
Dr. Aileen M. Bailey, ambailey[at]smcm.edu

Dr. Nin Dingra, dingra_n[at]utpb.edu
Dr. Kestutis Bendinskas, kestutis.bendinskas[at]oswego.edu

Dr. Jorge I. Rodriguez, jorger[at]uga.edu
Dr. Jessica Amber Jennings, jjnnings[at]memphis.edu

Dr. John R. Jungck, jungck[at]udel.edu
Dr. Isabelle Bichindaritz, ibichind[at]oswego.edu

Biology, Physiology
Dr. David Dunn, david.dunn[at]oswego.edu

Biology, Developmental
Dr. Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, p.geethaloganathan[at]oswego.edu

Biology, Microbiology
Dr. Peter Newell, peter.newell[at]oswego.edu

Dr. Julien Bachelier, julien.bachelier[at]fu-berlin.de

Dr. Alfredo Castro, castroa[at]felician.edu
Dr. Charles Kriley, cekriley[at]gcc.edu
Dr. Vadoud Niri, vadoud.niri[at]oswego.edu

Computer Sciences
Dr. Dele Oluwade, deleoluwade[at]yahoo.com
Dr. Mais W Nijim, Mais.Nijim[at]tamuk.edu
Dr. Bastian Tenbergen, bastian.tenbergen[at]oswego.edu

Computational Chemistry
Dr. Alexander Soudackov, alexander.soudackov[at]yale.edu

Dr. Chloe Lash, clash[at]stfrancis.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Schmitt, elizabeth.schmitt[at]oswego.edu

Dr. Marcia Burrell, marcia.burrell[at]oswego.edu
Dr. Charity Dacey, Touro University, cdacey[at]touro.edu

Education, Physics
Dr. Andrew D. Gavrin, agavrin[at]iupui.edu

Engineering, Electrical
Dr. Michael Omidiora, momidior[at]bridgeport.edu

Engineering, Environmental
Dr. Félix L Santiago-Collazo, fsantiago[at]uga.edu

Film and Media Studies
Dr. Lauren Steimer, lsteimer[at]mailbox.sc.edu
Dr. Ashely Young, AY13[at]mailbox.sc.edu

Dr. Rachel Lee, rachel.lee[at]oswego.edu

Dr. Richard Weyhing, richard.weyhing[at]oswego.edu
Dr. Murat Yasar, murat.yasar[at]oswego.edu

Honorary Editorial Board Member
Dr. Lorrie Clemo, lorrie.a.clemo[at]gmail.com

Bill Wickard, Esq, William.Wickard[at]KLGates.com

Dr. David Senchina, david.senchina[at]drake.edu

Dr. Taylor Miller, taylor.miller[at]oswego.edu

Literary Studies
Dr. Melissa Ames, mames[at]eiu.edu
Dr. Douglas Guerra, douglas.guerra[at]oswego.edu

Dr. John Emert, emert[at]bsu.edu
Dr. Jeffrey J. Boats, boatsjj[at]udmercy.edu
Dr. Dele Oluwade, deleoluwade[at]yahoo.com
Dr. Christopher Baltus, christopher.baltus[at]oswego.edu
Dr. Mark Baker, mark.baker[at]oswego.edu

Medical Sciences
Dr. Thomas Mahl, tmahl[at]ecmc.edu
Dr. Jessica Amber Jennings, jjnnings[at]memphis.edu

Dr. Steven Skubis, steven.skubis[at]oswego.edu

Nanoscience and Chemistry
Dr. Gary Baker, bakergar[at]missouri.edu

Dr. Priyanka Rupasinghe, priyanka.rupasinghe[at]oswego.edu

Political Science
Dr. Kaden Paulson-Smith, kpaulsonsmith[at]umassd.edu

Dr. Matthew Dykas, matt.dykas[at]oswego.edu
Dr. Damian Kelty-Stephen, keltystd[at]newpaltz.edu
Dr. Kenneth Barideaux Jr., kbaridea[at]uscupstate.edu

Social Sciences
Dr. Dana Atwood, atwoodd[at]uwgb.edu
Dr. Rena Zito, rzito[at]elon.edu

Dr. Mark Baker, mark.baker[at]oswego.edu

Technology, Engineering
Dr. Reg Pecen, regpecen[at]shsu.edu

Dr. Chloe Lash, CLash[at]stfrancis.edu

Thank you for your interest and for your support of undergraduate research.