JIRR is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis for Spring 2022.

JIRR accepts cross-disciplinary work that has been submitted to a university class as well as projects created independently by undergraduate students. We will consider submissions that involve non-undergraduate students, but we request the main contributor be a current or recently-graduated student.

We organize submissions through Open Journal Systems (OJS), a peer-reviewed journal management software. To submit to JIRR, register as an author on this website and create a new submission.

On this page you will find:

  1. Content criteria
  2. Format criteria
  3.  Submission File Guidelines
  4.  Submission Help & Instructions

Feel free to contact us with questions.


What are we looking for?

Content Criteria

We encourage submissions that integrate multiple ways of knowing. These include submissions that:

  • apply multiple disciplinary perspectives in understanding a particular topic.

For example: an investigation of work-life balance at a firm using both econometric and sociological methods.

  • combine stakeholder knowledge and academic disciplinary knowledge in understanding a particular topic.

For example: an evaluation of how social institutions can act as a central gathering location for activism, using historical analysis and the accounts of present-day activists

  • combine knowledge derived from identity and lived experience and academic disciplinary knowledge.

For example, how rewilding efforts in local parks are designed and presented, from the perspectives of local Indigenous people and governmental reports

  •  reflect upon integration/cross-disciplinarity in theory or in practice.

For example, an analysis of how knowledge derived from stakeholders, social location, and academic disciplines are or can be better integrated in the discussion of racial inequity at a university.

Format Criteria

  • Papers, essay and other types of prose, as well as art, are all acceptable forms of submissions. Please contact our team if you are unsure of the eligibility of your submission style.
  • Word Count: A typical written submission is between 500 and 4,000 words, not including bibliography or appendices. We do not accept submissions over 6,000 words.
  • We are interested in creative works centered around cross-disciplinary topics and will accept work in a variety of mediums.
    • These must be accompanied by a written discussion of the project’s engagement with cross-disciplinarity.
  • For non-traditional, multi-media, or other submissions where the integration is not as explicitly written, we expect submissions to be accompanied by a short written reflection (around 500 words) on how integration/cross-disciplinarity informed and/or is informed by the project you engaged in.

Submission File Guidelines

Written Submissions:

  • Acceptable file forms for written submission include: .doc, .docx, .tex
  • References and citations must be consistent and adhere to recognized styles

Multi-Media Submissions:

  • Written reflection must be submitted in .doc or .tex
  • Visual component must be submitted in PDF with formatting at author’s discretion

Please contact us with any questions about submission guidelines.

Submission Help


  1. Go to the submission site
  2. On the right menu bar find “Make a Submission” and click on it
  3. Register (or login if you have registered before)
  4. Once you have registered, go to your profile and under “Roles” ensure you are an author

Creating a new submission:

  1. Go to “Make a Submission” on the right menu bar
  2. Click “Make a New Submission”
  3. Use the submission instructions found at this link 
    1. When selecting your submission type, please select “Article”

Please contact us if you have any difficulty submitting your work.