About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Measure: A Journal of Undergraduate Research, is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing undergraduate research from courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University.  Students enrolled in a CHSS course during the academic year are eligible to submit their work for publication consideration, whether or not they are majoring in one of the disciplines in the college. The Measure is guided by these central principles: undergraduate research is a vital component of higher education; students enhance their education when they engage in original research to make an intellectual contribution to the discipline; research shared with a broader audience enhances learning outcomes; and faculty members contribute to society when they involve undergraduates in research opportunities.

Peer Review Process

Submissions are reviewed by faculty members of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who are members of the editorial board.

Publication Frequency


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


The views expressed in The Measure are those of the students and do not necessarily reflect those of the University, The Texas State University System, or respective regents, administors, or employees.


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Sources of Support

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Journal History

This journal was begun by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to highlight research projects completed by students in classes within the college.