Editorial Policies

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Student Research (JSR) is a digital, international, multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.

The JSR provides a venue for students to publish current and significant research. The JSR accepts submissions of empirical and conceptual research that tests, extends, or builds theory and contributes to current research topics.

Section Policies

Articles Open Submissions Indexed  Peer Reviewed 
Life Forward (Interviews) Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed
Reflections Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed 
Student Corner (Student Articles) Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed
Book Reviews Open Submissions Indexed Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The JSR abides by a double-blind peer review process such that the journal does not disclose the identity of the reviewer(s) to the author(s) and does not disclose the identity of the author(s) to the reviewer(s). As an additional safeguard, it requires reviewers to submit a signed Declaration of Conflicts of Interest upon their return of a reviewed manuscript.

Publication Frequency

The Journal of Student Research is published two times per year, fall and spring of each academic year.

Open Access Policy

The JSR is an open access publication. It does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Our users have permission to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of its contents.

Indexing & Listing

The JSR is indexed, listed, and accessible via various sources:

  • Indexed: ProQuest, EBSCO, Gale-Cengage Learning, Ulrich’s, de Gruyter (Germany), Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliotek (EZB) (Germany), and the Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI) (India).
  • Listed: Directory of Open Access Journals, AcademicKeys, Cision Directory, CiteFactor, Gaudeamus, Google Scholar, HEC Paris Journal Finder, Isis Current Bibliography, JournalSeek, MediaFinder, NewJour, COPAC (England), CUFTS Journal Database (Canada), EconBiz (Germany), MIAR (Spain), Mir@bel (France), PhilPapers (Canada), SUDOC (France), ZeitschriftenDatenBank (ZDB) (Germany), and the Open University of Hong Kong Electronic Library (Hong Kong).
  • Accessible: NIST Research Library (National Institute of Standards and Technology, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce).


The JSR is archived in print form in the St. Thomas University Library and in electronic form on the journal’s Website (http://www.stu.edu/jsr); back issues are available at that website. In the event the journal ceases publication, access to journal content will remain viable through both the Library and the website.

Permissions, Reprints, and Advertising

For information on permissions, reprints, and advertising in relation to the Journal of Student Research, please contact the Faculty Advisor (hgringarten@stu.edu).

Journal Sponsorship


The JSR publisher is St. Thomas University.


The JSR sponsor is St. Thomas University.

Sources of Support

The JSR sources of support are the generosity of Professor Craig Reese, Ph.D., and the financial support of the St. Thomas University School of Business.