The Winter 2011 issue (vol. XIII, no. 2) of DUJS (often pronounced, “Do-jis”), the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science, went to press recently. Have you seen it around (see thumbnail image of the cover to the right)? In addition to the, well-produced, paper version, DUJS is also available online at: http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/.
DUJS was founded in 1998 as one of the very first serial undergraduate science publications. DUJS is published thrice yearly (once each academic term, minus summer) and aims to “…increase scientific awareness within the Dartmouth community by providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research and enriching scientific knowledge.” (see: “About DUJS” at http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/about) Although a faculty advisory board exists, the staff writers, researchers, editors, designers, events coordinator…all of the DUJS staff are undergraduate students. Many of the things that the Dartmouth undergraduate students manage to accomplish are impressive, but DUJS is near the top of the list in my book.
In addition to science news, review articles, and undergraduate research, DUJS issues also regularly include a science-related poem and the website also includes weekly Dartmouth Science News articles (not to mention a few podcasts). You can use RSS Feeds to stay current with DUJS, and they have provided access to back issues (through the archive, http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/archives) online.
I always look forward to the quarterly release of DUJS. Its appearance has become part of the rhythm of the academic year for me…something to look forward to each term. Perhaps you might think about integrating DUJS into your quarterly cycle?
More Information about DUJS:
- DUJS online: http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/
- DUJS archives: http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/archives
- Library catalog record for DUJS: http://libcat.dartmouth.edu/record=b2709391
- DUJS 10th Anniversary Issue (contains some articles detailing the background, history and development of DUJS): http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/category/spring-2008-10th-anniversary-edition