Ergo Overview

ERGO is Weber State University's Undergraduate Research Journal. While much of scholarly publishing is undertaken by graduate students and professionals, ERGO provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to jumpstart their careers, graduate studies, or both, by experiencing this process early. We accept submissions from all disciplines at WSU, including community engaged learning submissions.


Full-Length Research Articles

  • Students submitting articles to ERGO must have a mentor's approval and must have been reviewed by the mentor before it is submitted.

Travel Abstracts

  • All students who received undergraduate travel funding to disseminate their research, creative work, or scholarly work will be published in ERGO.  The abstract will be automatically taken from your Travel Grant Application.  For questions regarding this policy, please contact ERGO Staff.  

Submission Details

Full-Length Research Articles

  • Should be no longer than 2000 words (including the abstract, body of paper, & references).
  • Graphics will be printed in grayscale and will be scaled to fit the journal print size of 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Each published article cannot exceed eight journal pages.
  • Manuscripts and their accompanying documentation should be submitted online by the submission deadline.

Travel Abstracts

  • Should be no longer than 350 words.


The first review process should happen between the student and the student's mentor. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of campus resources (e.g. professors, peers, writing center, etc.) in order to submit work that is accurate and polished.

After submissions are received, they will be reviewed by a committee of peers and faculty in the same discipline as the student researcher. Following this review, highly rated submissions will be chosen for publication in ERGO. However, if the review committee determines that an article or summary needs to be revised before being published, the journal staff will contact the student to request the appropriate revisions by a determined date. If the student agrees, he or she can make the changes and the article will be published. If the student is unable or unwilling to revise the article, another submission may be chosen for publication.