Macquarie Matrix: Undergraduate research journal

Macquarie Matrix: Undergraduate research journal

Macquarie Matrix is an online, open access publication that publishes peer reviewed, high quality, original undergraduate, honours and masters student research work.

The current issue is a special edition featuring papers from Sixth Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research (ACUR)

The call for papers for the next issue is currently open.


Macquarie Matrix: Undergraduate Research Journal is an online, open access publication that publishes peer reviewed, high quality, original undergraduate, honours and masters student research work. Submissions are accepted from all fields of study.

Macquarie Matrix
recognises the University’s commitment to research-based learning and teaching. Each year many students complete high quality research projects in laboratories, in the field or from documentary sources; write insightful reviews; or produce creative works based on their research. Publication of the Journal provides an opportunity for the University to fulfil its social obligations by disseminating to the wider community the findings of this research done by students as part of their education. Participation in the process of publication allows student authors and reviewers to further develop important graduate capabilities, including communication and critical thinking skills. Importantly, it encourages students to communicate their findings or outputs to a range of audiences.

Editorial Board

Executive Editors: A/Prof. Judi Homewood (Psychology), Dr Tania Prvan (Statistics)

Managing Editor: Dr Adam Smith (Linguistics)

Board Members: Professor Angela Brew (Learning and Teaching Centre), A/Prof. Kevin Brooks (Psychology), Ms Maureen Kattau (Macquarie Library), Em/Prof. Pam Peters (Linguistics)


The lead author of the work must be a current undergraduate, honours or masters student at Macquarie University or the research must have been conducted while the lead author was a student at Macquarie University. Staff members should not be included as authors, but may be acknowledged if appropriate.


After its initial publication in December 2011, Macquarie Matrix will be published online twice per year. All published research is subjected to a double-blind peer review process.


The Journal exists to promote and disseminate findings from research done by Macquarie University undergraduate and honours students. Submissions of high quality research findings from any discipline area are welcomed, including essays, data-based reports, historical research and creative works.

Open access policy

Access to Macquarie Matrix is free and open to all members of the community. All works published are under an attribution, non-commercial, and share-alike Creative Commons licence.


Copyright is retained by the author. Prospective authors should note that it is probable that other journals will regard work that appears in Macquarie Matrix as having been published, and this may influence their decision to accept the work.

Original work

All work submitted to the Journal must be the authors’ original work and must not have been published, accepted or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Contact us

Macquarie Matrix may be contacted at the following email address:

ISSN 1839-5163

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