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Submission Guidelines

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

  • Pages should be standard letter size (8.5 x 11 inches), with 1-inchmargins on all sides.
  • Please insert "SURF Conference Proceedings [Year]" as a runningheader (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, pleaseinclude 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 andsingle-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 useroman numerals and bold, 14-point Times New Roman font.

If you have questions about these guidelines, please contactPatricia Pierry at