Submissions Policies

Submission Policies

The editors reserve the right to determine the suitability of submissions. For additional information, please see the Submission Guidelines page.

Submissions are reviewed anonymously. For additional information, see the submission guidelines page.

The journal does not charge article processing charges or article submission charges.

The journal does not use plagiarism checking software to screen submissions.


Once published, a journal article cannot generally be revised or removed.  We feel it is important to provide perpetual access to materials published within eScholarship whenever possible and appropriate. However, we will remove publications under special circumstances, including in the case of submission errors, rights violations, or inappropriate content. Please be aware, however, that even after the removal of a text, a citation to the paper will remain in our system, along with a URL.

If you would like your work removed from eScholarship, please contact BUJ’s staff advisor at <>.

Revising Work

Once manuscripts are published, we are generally unable to revise them. If a significant error or omission is discovered, contact the editors.

Rights and Permissions

The Berkeley Undergraduate Journal does not require copyright transfer, only permission to publish and archive the article. Copyright holders retain copyright ownership, granting a nonexclusive license to the journal and eScholarship to publish the article, meaning that the author may also publish it elsewhere so long as they cite BUJ as the place of first publication. Before submitting an article to the journal, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared in any third-party material. All articles published in the journal are subject to the journal’s author agreement, which is available in the first step of the submission process or by contacting us to request a copy.

Open Access statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Starting in 2024, the journal is published under a CC BY-NC-ND license.

Long-term preservation policy

All materials submitted to eScholarship are automatically deposited in CDL’s Merritt Preservation Repository for long-term preservation.