Authors must submit manuscripts to SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) in PDF format. Hard-copy submissions will not be considered. Authors should enter submissions via the web form. Authors must submit with their manuscript a letter from an adviser or sponsor that documents the fact that the authors did a significant amount of the research and that the research was done while the authors were undergraduates.
Along with the manuscript itself, authors should include a cover letter, the letter from their adviser, and can include supplemental files.
Submitted papers needn’t conform to any particular style or format; however they should be prepared with software that has adequate equation editing capabilities. As noted above, the submitted paper must be in PDF format. Figures and tables should be labeled consecutively throughout the paper.
Research Papers Authored by Undergraduates
Submitted papers must be authored or coauthored by undergraduate students and written in English. The submitted paper must be accompanied by a letter from an adviser or sponsor that documents the fact that the authors did a significant amount of the research and that the research was done while the authors were undergraduates. Advisers/sponsors will not be listed as coauthors; however, a line will appear on the title page recognizing the guidance of the adviser/sponsor.
Figures and Tables
Figures and tables, if any, must be embedded "inline" in your PDF manuscript file. Supplemental files are accepted, but are optional. See the section below titled Supplemental Files for specifics.
There is a limit of approximately 20 pages and three megabytes. The limit can be exceeded, however, substantial deviation from the limit requires that the referees, reviewing editor, and editor-in-chief be convinced that a longer paper is required.
Upon receipt of a submission, the SIAM office sends the corresponding author e-mail acknowledging receipt and providing the manuscript reference number. Authors are asked to include the manuscript number in all correspondence regarding the paper.
After checking the files the author submitted, the SIAM office contacts the editor-in-chief to let him/her know that there is a new manuscript. All subsequent review correspondence with the associate editor and the SIAM office regarding the manuscript will be done via e-mail. The editor-in-chief reviews each submission to determine whether it is appropriate for SIURO and, if so, which associate editor is best suited to handle the review. Note that the editor-in-chief can reject papers that are clearly inappropriate for SIURO without assigning them to an associate editor.
Authors should take advantage of the web-based nature of the publication by submitting supplemental files that include animations, software demonstrations, and innovative graphics. Supplemental files will be evaluated with the manuscript as part of the peer-review process. We accept the following file formats for supplemental files:
- TIF (tif)
- JPEG (jpg)
- GIF (gif)
- Animated GIF (gif)
- PostScript (ps)
- Encapsulated PostScript (eps)
- Adobe Photoshop (psd)
- AdobePDF (pdf)
- Audio (au)
- Audio (mp3)
- Audio (wav)
- MPEG (mpg)
- Quicktime (avi)
- Quicktime (mov)
Computer code should be contained within a common compressed file format such as TAR, TGZ, RAR, or ZIP.