About The Tower

History of the Journal

The inaugural issue of The Tower, the premiere interdisciplinary research journal for undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was released in Fall 2008. The Tower was founded on the principles of:

  • Showcasing undergraduate achievements in research,

  • Inspiring academic inquiry, and

  • Promoting Georgia Tech's commitment to undergraduate research endeavors

In recent years the reach of the journal has extended onto the national stage. In the summer of 2013, The Tower entered a formal article exchange partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Research Journal (MURJ). The goal of the partnership is to continue to foster undergraduate scholarship in research and allow for further collaboration between Georgia Tech and MIT.

Focus and Scope

The Tower published articles that may discuss theoretical or empirical work, including, for example, experimental, historical, ethnographic, case study, and/or literary/cultural inquiry. The Tower strives to appeal to readers in academia and industry. Articles should be easily understood by bachelors-educated individuals of any discipline. Although The Tower will review submissions of highly technical research for potential inclusion, submissions must be written to educate the audience rather than simply report results to an expert audience in a particular field. Submissions of original research must be well supported by evidence, arguments must be clear, and conclusions must be logical. Fiction, poetry, and creative writing will not be accepted.

Publication Schedule

The Tower is published biannually in print and electronically. Print issues of can be freely accessed on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus and the electronic version of the journal can be viewed at gttower.org.