SURJ 2020-2021 Team Application
Join SURJ!

The Scholarly Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an interdisciplinary student operated research journal at Clark University. We are looking for undergraduate students from all disciplines and years to join SURJ. Students can participate in either or both of the SURJ teams: Peer Review, Copy Editing. Joining SURJ is an excellent way to get involved with the undergraduate research community. No experience is necessary to apply.

For more information about SURJ, register for our general interest meeting! This meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 7 PM EST. You can register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfumrrDIvGNWYD8b_dp3ET1gVy3dJldBN

Applications are due Friday September 25 2020 at midnight.

Please email us surj@clarku.edu or visit our website www.clarku.edu/surj for more information.
General Information
What is your full name? *
What is your Clark email address? *
What is your current class standing? *
What is your intended major(s)? *
What is your intended minor(s) or concentration(s), if any?
Team Application
Read below for more information on the SURJ teams.

PEER REVIEW:
Peer Reviewers assess the strengths and weaknesses of research articles. They evaluate every aspect of the article, including methodology, analysis, conclusions, scope, structure and clarity and write a short critique that provides a recommendation to the SURJ Editorial Board as to whether the article should be accepted or rejected. Peer Reviewers will have a two week time period to review 2-3 articles. Peer Reviewers must attend at least one of two training sessions being held on Saturday October 10 or Saturday October 24. Two "waves" of Peer Review will be held for each wave of submissions: one in November, and one in February.

COPY EDITING:
Copy Editors ensure that accepted articles in the journal are grammatically sound and properly cited. They are responsible for attending copy editing team meetings, developing familiarity with SURJ's stylistic conventions, and editing accepted articles in a timely manner. Copy editors will be matched as closely as possible to articles within their disciplines. This position is perfect for someone who loves grammar and/or editing, wants to hone their writing skills, or is interested in participating in the publishing process. Copy Editors must attend at least one of two training sessions held in January. Copy editing primarily takes place in the Spring semester.
What team(s) are you interested in joining? *
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Please explain why you want to be on the team(s) of your choice. What academic, extracurricular, or professional experiences or interests make you suitable for the SURJ team? (150-250 words.) *
(Optional) What is your favorite research article ever published?
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