The Science Undergraduate Research Experience Journal (SURE-J, ISSN 2990-8167) is a high-quality, international, open access, online, double blind reviewed publication which publishes all aspects of undergraduate research in the broad Sciences. The main emphasis of the journal is on primary research articles written by the undergraduate student detailing their final year research project.

The journal’s aim is to be the leading international journal for disseminating undergraduate research in the Sciences. To achieve this SURE-J takes an inclusive, interdisciplinary and international approach and includes all aspects of undergraduate science research. The journal is open access; free of charge for all readers and is underpinned by a flexible Creative Commons licence whereby the authors retain ownership of their articles.

SURE-J is published in digital format only, and therefore papers include a variety of media elements including audio and visual files, a range of image formats and interactive hyperlinks to websites and other online resources. The journal’s online platform facilitates an integrated submission, review and publication approach. Each published corresponding author will receive access to an online, personalised dashboard that enables them to track the impact and reach of their publication. The journal will be permanently hosted on the institutional repository of the Technological University Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and will always be available free of charge to readers.

The ISSN Centre at the National Library of Ireland has now assigned an ISSN to the SURE Journal (ISSN 2990-8167).

The fifth volume of the SURE Network’s undergraduate research journal, SURE-J   was published in December 2023 and is now available online to view.  Congratulations to all of  our student authors and their project supervisors from TUS Athlone, ATU, MTU and TUD.

The Journal is now welcoming submissions of all STEM undergraduate research articles for publication in its next volume (vol 6). The deadline for initial submission (of articles for review) is Monday June 3rd 2024

SURE-J is :
  • accepting paper submissions for expert review from all final year STEM students who wish to publish a paper on their final year project work (students do not need to have attended a SURE conference to have their work considered)
  • SURE-J now accepts submissions for review from wet (lab based) projects and dry projects (data analysis, review, qualitative assessments etc)
  • SURE-J will be accepting submissions based on project work completed in the academic years 2023-2024 for the 2024 edition. Submission is through  the SURE-J arrow page.
For any queries, please contact SURE-J editor Dr Anne Friel at

SURE_J is published here (Volume 1, Issue 1 – 2019; Volume 2, Issue 1 – 2020; Volume 3, Issue 1 – 2021, Volume 4, Issue 1 – 2022)