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Harvard's sole peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal

Founded in 2007, The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal (THURJ) strives to publicize and spread recognition of original work by undergraduates in Harvard's undergraduate programs. 


THURJ serves as an ambassador of Harvard's undergraduate research activities at a university more known for its graduate programs.

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What THURJ Does:

THURJ showcases peer-reviewed undergraduate student research from all research disciplines, including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.


A biannual publication, THURJ gives students an opportunity to be involved with the entire research publication process, beginning with manuscript submission and evaluation, ranging through design and ending with dissemination of results.


Moreover, THURJ provides a comprehensive forum for discourse on the cutting-edge research that impacts our world today.

How THURJ Works

Submitted manuscripts are complemented by content articles written by professors and students.


Designed to be more accessible to the general reader, these content articles range from op-eds to book reviews to descriptions of cutting-edge work from Harvard labs. We offer a forum for leading Harvard faculty to write feature articles, such as Dr. Sujata Bhatia’s op-ed on engineering and innovation and Prof. Jeffrey Schnapp’s piece on the value of practicality.

THURJ is distributed to every undergraduate room on campus, to all upperclassmen houses (Junior Common Rooms, dining halls, mail centers, etc.), to the lounges and common areas of the science and engineering buildings, and to the graduate and medical schools. THURJ is also distributed to and available in the Harvard College Library system and university libraries throughout the country.


Meet Our Faculty Advisor 

 Dr. Andrew Berry 

Dr. Andrew Berry is a lecturer in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, interested in both evolutionary biology and the history of science. As the Assistant Head Tutor of Integrative Biology, he oversees the concentration's thesis process, and he is a lecturer of Harvard's iconic life science gateway course: LS1b.
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