For many undergraduate researchers, publishing their findings in a scholarly journal serves as the capstone for their research experience.

PUBLISHING YOUR WORK

Publishing in journals and presenting at conferences are common ways that researchers share their findings with the academic community. Undergraduate researchers interested in publishing an article in a scholarly journal are encouraged to consult with their faculty advisor. The literary and research journals listed below showcase undergraduate research. Each title is hyperlinked to the journal's website. Your advisor may recommend that you consider submitting your manuscript elsewhere.

Academic writing is different from writing for non-scholarly audiences. MSU's Writing Center is a fantastic resource. Many undergraduate researchers also use reference works like The Bedford Handbook, The Craft of Research, and They Say, I Say.

Have you had an article or creative writing accepted for publication? Be sure to let us know and we'll profile your accomplishment here on the Undergraduate Research website.

UNDERGRADUATE LITERARY AND RESEARCH JOURNALS

 INTERDISCIPLINARY

 
American Journal of Undergraduate Research A refereed journal for undergraduate research in the pure and applied sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and related areas in education.
Auctus Sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University, Auctus is an annual publication dedicated to publishing exemplary undergraduate research in natural sciences, engineering, humanities, and creative scholarship.
Discussions A peer reviewed research journal at Case Western Reserve University. It features research papers, review articles, and scholarly essays written by undergraduate students from any field. Its primary aims are to foster academic dialogue and to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to publish their scholarly work.
The Honors Review Produced by Augsberg College, the Honors Review is a nationally competitive interdisciplinary journal seeking illuminating, insightful and contemporary research at the undergraduate level. Students need not be members of Honors Programs to submit papers.
Journal of Politics and Society An undergraduate social science publication produced by students at Columbia University.
Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence Produced by Colorado State University, JUR publishes extraordinary undergraduate work in an easily accessible and professional peer-reviewed journal.
Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) JYI is an peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate research in science, mathematics, and engineering, with an emphasis on both the quality of research and the manner in which it is communicated.
Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal An online peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal for undergraduate students published by students at the University of Lethbridge.
Penn Bioethics Journal (PBJ) A peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal published by students at the University of Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review A multidisciplinary journal published by the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh.
ReCur (Red Cedar Undergraduate Research) A journal publishing undergraduate research and creative work by Michigan State University students.
Reinvention An online, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate student research. The journal welcomes academic articles from all disciplinary areas. Produced, edited and managed by students and staff at the University of Warwick and Oxford Brookes University.
Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal An annual peer-reviewed publication of research articles written primarily by Stanford undergraduates, but also well-qualified students at other institutions, from all academic fields.
Student Pulse Reviewed, interdisciplinary academic journal. All articles are carefully reviewed, placing a high value on the use of references and the quality of work cited. Work that does not meet standards is respectfully turned away, with recommendations for improvement.
Undergraduate Research Highlights Electronic quarterly maintained by the Council on Undergraduate Research. Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors.
Valley Humanities Review Publishes essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages.

 

AGRICULTURAL & LIFE SCIENCES  
RURALS A faculty-refereed journal sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and devoted to the publication of high quality research by undergraduates.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY  
Imponderabilia A multidisciplinary student journal covering anything related to culture and society. Features contributions from students from different countries and disciplines. Published by students at Cambridge University.
NEXUS: The Canadian Student Journal of Anthropology Published by students at McMaster University and dedicated to circulating excellent student works from all sub-fields of anthropology.

 

AREA STUDIES  
The Birch A forum for undergraduate students in the U.S. to publish both creative work and critical commentary regarding Eastern European and Eurasian politics, history, art and literature.
NeoAmericanist An inter-disciplinary online journal for the study of America. The journal focused on reaching out to universities and the general public to create an e-journal that pushes the boundaries of scholarship and theory, and blurs the lines between academic disciplines and popular knowledge about America. Published bi-annually and funded by students at the University of Western Ontario.

 

BIOLOGY  
BIOS Publishes articles with the undergraduate reader in mind. Subjects covered include articles on current research, developments in biology, biology as a profession, as well as graduate and professional training for biologists.
EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium Designed to promote the education of evolutionary theory in colleges and universities. The journal publishes undergraduate peer-reviewed publications that have arisen from courses offered through evolutionary studies programs.

 

BUSINESS  
Michigan Journal of Business An academic journal run by undergraduate students at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

 

CHEMISTRY  
Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research Publishes papers of original research performed by undergraduates on all aspects of chemistry including analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, polymers and biochemistry. Articles about laboratory experiments to be used in the teaching of chemistry are not appropriate.

 

ECONOMICS  
Issues in Political Economy Issues in Political Economy is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. Published jointly by students at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University.
Undergraduate Economic Review An online journal that promotes high quality original undergraduate economic research by publishing student authored research from around the world. Student editors review submissions and post accepted articles quickly without the delays inherent in hard copy publications

 

ENGLISH, CREATIVE WRITING, RHETORIC
 
Anelecta Literary and Arts Journal An entirely student-run publication, Analecta is produced by a small group of undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin who are committed to finding exceptional work by both undergraduate and graduate students across America. Analecta features a manifold collection of poetry, prose (both essays and fiction), dramatic works, and visual arts.
Mosaic Mosaic is an art and literary journal run by students at the University of California, Riverside.
Oswald Review A refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research that accepts submission in the field of English from undergraduates.
Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle An annual journal that publishes literary non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
Sigma Tau Delta Review An annual journal that publishes critical essays on literature, essays on rhetoric and composition, and essays devoted to pedagogical issues.
Young Scholars in Writing Young Scholars in Writing seeks theory-driven and/or research-based submissions from undergraduates on the following topics: writing, rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, business writing, discourse analysis, writing technologies, peer tutoring in writing, writing process, writing in the disciplines, and related topics.

 

GENERAL SCIENCE  
Catalyst: Rice Undergraduate Science Review Catalyst is a peer-edited, faculty-reviewed publication dedicated to fostering discussion of the sciences.
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences All undergraduates conducting research in the human sciences are eligible to submit papers. Papers may represent a full range of research, including quantitative, qualitative, and action research.

 

HISTORY  
History Matters An undergraduate history journal, published by Appalachian State University and edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. Strives to publish the best undergraduate historical research possible.

 

MEDICINE  
McGill Journal of Medicine (MJM) MJM is an international, peer-reviewed publication run entirely by medical and science students at McGill. MJM particularly encourages contributions from students who are just beginning their careers in the medical and scientific fields.
   
MATHEMATICS  
Crux Mathematicorum An internationally respected source of unique and challenging mathematical problems published by the Canadian Mathematics Society. All problems and solutions submitted are fully peer-reviewed for clarity, completeness and rigour by academic and professional mathematicians.
Morehead Electronic Journal of Applicable Mathematics The goal of MEJAM is to provide a refereed outlet for undergraduates. Papers may be historical, expository, or completely original in nature but must adhere to strict academic standards and should explore some aspect of the applications of mathematics.
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal This journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics. In order to maintain a high level of exposition, each paper must be sponsored by a mathematician familiar with the student's work and each paper will be refereed.

 

PHILOSOPHY  
Aporia A journal of philosophy at Brigham Young University. Welcomes well-written, undergraduate papers on any philosophical topic.
Aporia A philosophy journal published by Dartmouth undergraduates. (Not to be confused with the journal of the same name published at BYU and listed above.) Thoughtful submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome.
Dualist A national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Submissions are accepted each January.

 

 

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