SPUR, published by CUR, debuted in fall 2017. The journal is published quarterly in the fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Journal Purpose – SPUR serves as the leading international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly destination for those committed to effective, inclusive, and diverse experiences in mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry. SPUR advances knowledge and understanding of novel and effective approaches to mentored undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry by publishing high-quality, rigorously peer reviewed studies written by scholars and practitioners of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

Journal Audience - The audience encompasses the many individuals interested in quality undergraduate-level education and professional preparation such as postsecondary administrators, faculty, staff, researchers, and student mentors both on- and off-campus, as well as industry professionals—all those involved in the scholarship and practice of undergraduate research around the world.

SPUR does not publish the disciplinary research output from undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry experiences.  If you are an undergraduate seeking to publish your work, CUR maintains a list of undergraduate research journals here.

Indexed/Abstracted in: EBSCOHost, ERIC, ProQuest Education, Thomson-Gale. 

Patricia Ann Mabrouk
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Northeastern University

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The success of CUR's academic journal lies in the many dedicated individuals who serve in various roles for the journal. Especially crucial are those who review manuscripts for the journal. If you are interested in serving as a SPUR reviewer, please email and indicate areas of expertise (e.g., assessment). 


  • Member Subscription - A subscription to SPUR is included in the price of most CUR memberships.
  • Individual & Institutional Subscription - SPUR subscriptions can be purchased in the CUR bookstore.
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SPUR replaced CUR’s previous journal, CUR Quarterlywhich was published from fall 1993 to summer 2017.