paper must be submitted with a letter from a project advisor, who may be
a faculty member at the student’s institution
or someone associated with a non-academic organization or government lab who
supervised the research. The project advisor’s letter must document the fact that the
research was done while the student was an undergraduate. The letter should
state the student's current status, including the student's graduation date or
anticipated graduation date, major, and an assessment by the project advisor of the amount of the research performed
independently by the student.
Students may submit their work to SIURO and to a competition for undergraduates, such as the Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP). If the paper is under prize consideration at the time of SIURO submission, the cover letter must note this. If the paper is submitted to SIURO following award of a prize and resulting appearance on a website, a page one footnote is required.
If the paper appeared in a preliminary form in a conference proceedings, this must be clearly indicated in both the cover letter and in a footnote on the title page of the manuscript. If the paper contains material (for example, tables or figures) from another published source, the previously published material must be accompanied by written permission from the author and publisher.
Parts of a Paper
Title: Titles should be brief and appropriate for indexing and should specifically describe the content of the paper.
Authors’ names: Full names for the authors must appear on the first page. Affiliations and contact information should be positioned as a page 1 footnote.
Project Advisor's name: Full name must appear
on the first page. Affiliation and contact information can be included as a
page 1 footnote.
Abstract: A one-paragraph abstract, not exceeding 250 words, that summarizes the principal techniques and conclusions of the manuscript in relation to known results must accompany each manuscript. Note: Because the abstract must be able to stand independently, mathematical formulas and bibliographic references in the abstract should be avoided entirely or kept to a minimum. Bibliographic references must be written out in full, not given by number.
Introduction: All papers must have clearly written introductions in which the authors outline their new results, describe the motivation for the study, and explain why their work is of interest. The introduction should help the reader to decide whether to read the details in the paper.
References: References should be listed in either alphabetical order or order of citation at the end of the manuscript. The following reference styles should be used; other examples may be found in the journal style manual.
- Journal articles (titles of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with Mathematical Reviews; abbreviations are available here):
 L. N. TREFETHEN, Cubature, approximation, and isotropy in the hypercube, SIAM Rev., 59 (2017), pp. 469–491.
- Books, research reports:
 H. KAPER and C. ROUSSEAU, Mathematics of Planet Earth, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2015.
- Paper in a bound collection:
 C. ARCHETTI and M. G. SPERANZA, Arc routing problems with profits, in Arc Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications, MOS-SIAM Ser. Optim. 20, A. Corberan and G. Laporte, eds., SIAM, Philadelphia, 2014, pp. 281–299.
- Acceptable variants on SIAM's references style are:
[T] L. N. TREFETHEN, Cubature, approximation, and isotropy in the hypercube, SIAM Rev., 59 (2017), pp. 469–491.
L. N. TREFETHEN (2017), Cubature, approximation, and isotropy in the hypercube, SIAM Rev., 59, pp. 469–491.