About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The focus of the Proceedings of Manitoba's Undergraduate Science and Engineering Research journal is three fold. The circulation of a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal will provide a chance for students to receive recognition for their research in a wide range of scientific disciplines. The undertaking of writing a journal manuscript will further enhance the understanding of the significance of their respective projects in a broader context. This, in turn, will foster a tremendous growth in their intellectual development outside of the classroom setting, and serves as preparation for a career in research.

Peer Review Process

The peer-reviewers are volunteer undergraduate students recruited from the Faculty of Human Ecology, Engineering, Geography, Agriculture & Food Science, and Science. Criteria for selection include experience in education and research in any of the above designated fields.

Upon receiving a manuscript, the editor or manager of the journal will designate 2 students from the appropriate discipline to act as peer-reviewers. The peer review process will employ the double blind system, in which neither the reviewer nor the author will know each other's identity. The reviewer should aim to make a decision within 3 weeks after assignment, and if appropriate, send a detailed list of necessary revisions to the author(s) before publishing.


Volunteer Peer Reviewers should read: The Task of the Referee

Publication Frequency

Proceedings of Manitoba's Undergraduate Science and Engineering Research will have a call for submissions in May and will publish annually in December. The exact dates may vary, but have deadlines for final revisions near October.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Sponsors - please donate and contribute!

Sponsoring organizations and individuals vary with each publication year and are credited in each published issue.

Sponsoring organizations include universities, faculties, departments, alumni associations, student groups, corporations, and any other interested party.

To discuss becoming a sponsoring organization or individual, please contact the editor-in-chief at pmuser@umanitoba.ca

Journal History

The Proceedings of Manitoba's Undergraduate Science and Engineering Research was established in 2011 by science students from University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg. The journal accepts research and review manuscripts written by undergraduate students from the faculty of Engineering, Science, Human Ecology, Environment, Earth, and Resources, Agriculture and Food Sciences, and Medicine at any university in Manitoba. The PMUSER journal aims to publish annually beginning in 2013.