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Open Access Publications from the University of California

Submission Guidelines

Submission to the SURF Conference Proceedings repository is limited to recipients of the UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. To ensure that the journal maintains a professional and
uniform look, we ask that you format your paper using the following guidelines:

  • Pages should be standard letter size (8.5 x 11 inches), with 1-inch margins on all sides.
  • Please insert "SURF Conference Proceedings [Year]" as a running header (left-aligned, italicized).
  • Insert page numbers in the top right corner.
  • Your submission should start with the title of your paper in bold, 14-point Times New Roman font, left-aligned. After that, please include the following in 12-point Times New Roman font:
    • Name | Major | Session Number
    • Mentor: Professor [insert name], Department
  • Body text should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, justified and single-spaced. Please indent and leave a line in between paragraphs.
  • For your bibliography, please use Chicago style citations.
  • Figures should include captions in 9-point Times New Roman font.
  • Section headings are optional. If you choose to use them, please use roman numerals and bold, 14-point Times New Roman font.

If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact Caitlin Lowe at