JIRR’s 2018 call for submissions is now closed. 

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.

To handle submissions, we are using a separate management system. To submit to JIRR, register as an author on this website and create a new submission. For help navigating the website, refer below or contact us with questions.

Submission Guidelines

We encourage submissions that integrate multiple ways of knowing. For example,

  • 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
  • Submissions that 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
  • Submissions that 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
  • Submissions that 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
  • We are also interested in creative works centered around cross-disciplinary topics and will accept work in a variety of mediums so long as it is accompanied by a written discussion of the project’s engagement with cross-disciplinarity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Help


  1. Go to the submission site
  2. On the top menu bar find “Register” and click on it.
  3. Fill in the required information.
  4. Under the “Register as” section, select “Author”
  5. Register

Creating a new submission:

  1. Go to “USER HOME”, this will take you to the OJS main site.
  2. Under the “Journal of Integrative Research & Reflection” header, click on “Author”
  3. Under “Start a new submission” follow “CLICK HERE” and go through the 5 step submission process. Please remember to list the disciplines your work draws from under the “Academic Disciplines and Sub-Disciplines” heading.