The Oculus is the University of Virginia’s multidisciplinary journal of undergraduate research and the Commonwealth’s premier undergraduate research publication.
It is a journal that is compiled, edited, and published by undergraduate students each semester. Articles in The Oculus cover a limitless array of topics, from American History to Electronic Music to Biochemistry. Any undergraduate who has completed a significant research project may submit their work for a chance to be published.
from the editor-in-chief
Since its inception, The Oculus has stood as an illuminating example of the accomplishments of undergraduate students who have dedicated their time to research. This pursuit, in my opinion, is a noble one. However, one should also consider the dissemination of these students’ conclusions, data, and ideas itself to be of great value as well. Our University’s seemingly ubiquitous founder, Thomas Jefferson, lends his quill to this topic well, writing:
I sincerely hope that you, individually and as a Community, will be enlightened by the research contained in the journal, and let the authors’ achievements lead you to new heights of inquisitiveness and determination in your pursuit of knowledge.
NOW accepting PHOTO submissions until NOV. 16
The Oculus is now accepting photo submissions for its Spring 2015 edition. For submission guidelines, please click here.
Meet our new editors
The Oculus is happy to welcome five new Editors to our Editorial Board. Congratulations Nazar Aljassar, Marc Blatt, Sarah Dietz, Jeremy Geiger, and Nojan Hajiabbassi. To learn more about our staff, please click here.