Research journals

  • Undergraduate students can publish research in a range of academic journals dedicated to providing a platform for student work. See below full list of journals which consider work from undergraduate students in various subjects.

    Journals which publish research by Undergraduate students

  • Journal of Undergraduate Research

    This journal was founded in 2008 and based at the Office of Undergraduate Research and Artistry in the Institute for Learning and Teaching, Colorado State University.

    It is an undergraduate run publishing house, their flagship product being the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence, printed annually and open to students internationally.

    Reinvention: An International Journal ofUndergraduate Research

    Reinvention:An International Journal of Undergraduate Research was founded through the Reinvention Centre jointly by Warwick and Oxford Brookes University in 2007. The journal welcomes academic articles from all disciplinary areas and all universities.

    Journal Young Investigators

    Anyone who has written a manuscript during his or her undergraduate studies is welcome to submit. JYI only publishes original work written by undergraduate students mentored by a faculty member of an institution.

    Digital Literature Review

    The Digital Literature Review is an academic journal edited, produced, and published by undergraduate students partnered with the English Department at Ball State University, the goal being to showcase the valuable contributions of hardworking, creative students from all over the world.

    The Oswald Review

    The Oswald Review (TOR) is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English, published annually.

    Queen City Writers

    Established in 2012, QCW is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. They also publish reviews, snapshots of writers, and comments. Issues are published twice a year in fall and spring.

    They seek thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that explore questions and problems related to writing, rhetoric, reading, pedagogy and teacher-training, literacy broadly conceived, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.

    Journal of the Association for Art History

    Art History is an international forum for peer-reviewed scholarship and innovative research. Founded in 1978, the journal publishes essays, critical reviews, and special issues that engage with path-breaking new developments and critical debate in current art-historical practice. Art History covers all kinds of art and visual culture across all time periods and geographical areas.


    Mesh is the new online journal for undergraduate work across English studies.

    Mesh publishes high-quality undergraduate work that makes interesting connections between two or more of the various strands of English, including literature, language/linguistics, creative writing, drama, media and film studies.

    Journal for Global Business and Community

    The Journal for Global Business and Community is a multidisciplinary e-journal dedicated to serving those participating in and affected by the global economy. It offers undergraduate students a venue for publishing works that:

    • Explore the functional dimensions of global business organizations and behaviour
    • Discuss the relationships between these businesses and the global economy with the political, social, cultural, economic, legal, technological and ethical issues derived from those relationships.

    Undergraduate Economic Review

    The UER is 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 print publications. Student authors retain copyright of their articles. While the Department of Economics at Illinois Wesleyan University publishes the UER, faculty advisors and student associate editors from several universities are crucial to its success.


    Transformations is a new, online, open access, peer reviewed journal for undergraduate research in Education. The journal is committed to the publication of original and high- quality student work. Submissions are welcomed from all current or recently graduated Education students.

    History Matters

    History Matters is an undergraduate history journal, published annually on this website by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. The journal is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. History Matters welcomes submissions from all undergraduates worldwide.

    The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

    The Journalfor Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. It seeks to publish original ethnographic research by undergraduate students working in a variety of disciplines.

    The Journal of Politics and Society

    The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences, published by the Helvidius Group of Columbia University. Founded in 1989, the Journal provides a forum for young scholars to contribute to the global dialogue on a diverse range of issues, including problems of politics, economics, public policy, social phenomena, international relations, and law.

    The International Journal of Higher Education inthe Social Sciences

    Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education. The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in the light of changes in their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy.

    Undergraduate Journal Politics International Relations

    The Undergraduate Journal of Politics and InternationalRelations (UJPIR) is an open access academic journal, which offers undergraduate students an opportunity to publish articles based on their original research. The journal publishes articles in the fields of Politics, International Relations, International Studies and European Studies.

    Press Start

    Press Start is an open access, peer-reviewed student journal that publishes the best undergraduate and postgraduate research, essays and dissertations from across the multidisciplinary subject of Game Studies. The Editorial Board and Reviewers are comprised of students and recent graduates.


    Involve showcases and encourages high-quality mathematical research involving students from all academic levels. The editorial board consists of mathematical scientists committed to nurturing student participation in research.

    The British Undergraduate Journal of Ophthalmology

    The British Undergraduate Journal of Ophthalmology is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal aimed at medical students and junior doctors. BUJO is the official journal of the British Undergraduate Ophthalmology Society. They endeavour to provide articles that will captivate those interested in the field but also the non-specialist.

    The British Journal of Sports Medicine

    British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) is a multi-media portal that provides original research, reviews and debate relating to clinically-relevant aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including physiotherapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation. They contribute to innovation (research), education (teaching and learning) and knowledge translation (implementing research into practice and policy).

    The Journal ofPathology

    The Journal of Pathology aims to serve as a bridge between basic biomedical science and clinical medicine with particular emphasis on morphologically based studies. The main interests of the Journal lie in understanding the pathophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms of human disease.

    Journal of the Association of Veterinary Students

    JAVS is a biannual publication distributed on behalf of AVS to students at each of the UK & Ireland veterinary schools. A JAVS Lite edition is also published each autumn, particularly aimed at new undergraduate students.


    Aporia is published twice each year, in the fall and in the spring. The fall issue is exclusively online; the spring issue appears in print. They welcome well-written undergraduate papers on any philosophical topic.

    The Dualist

    The Dualist is a national undergraduate philosophy journal published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students from all universities an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life -- the production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership. Established in 1992, The Dualist has since become the most renowned and prestigious undergraduate philosophy journal in the U.S., featuring thoughtful articles authored by undergraduates around the world.


    Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is distinguished as being the oldest undergraduate philosophy publication of its kind.


    Logos is a refereed journal at Cornell University that publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. An entirely student-run journal, Logos publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. Undergraduates from around the globe are invited to submit papers annually for peer-review.

    Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal

    Stance: An International UndergraduatePhilosophy Journal is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. They aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original scholarly work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

    The British Undergraduate Philosophy Society

    The BJUP encourages students enrolled in related programmes to submit papers on philosophical issues within their discipline. These subjects include, but are not limited to:

    • Gender Studies and Women’s Studies
    • Law, Politics and Sociology
    • Cognitive Sciences (psychology, cognitive anthropology, neuroscience, computing)
    • Natural Sciences (esp. physics and biology)

    The Journal of European Psychology Students

    TheJournalof European Psychology Students (JEPS) is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal for psychology students worldwide. JEPS is run by highly motivated European psychology students and has been publishing since 2009. By ensuring that authors are always provided withextensive feedback, JEPS gives psychology students the chance to gain experience in publishing and to improve their scientific skills.

    The Journal of Interpersonal Relations,Intergroup Relations and Identity

    The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (JIRIRI) is an international scientific journal published annually in April. The mission of the JIRIRI is to offer undergraduate students a unique opportunity to fully experience the scientific method from the development of original ideas to their diffusion, through the peer review process. Undergraduate students of all universities are invited to submit their manuscript in French or in English.

    The Journal of Undergraduate Ethnic Minority Philosophy

    JUEMP is designed to accomplish the following: speed the flow of research results; open access to ethnic minority researchers’ and samples’ ideas and knowledge; and encourage undergraduate researchers to conduct, present and publish empirical studies.

    The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology at Berkeley

    The Undergraduate Journal of Psychologyat Berkeley is an annual publication that allows undergraduate students who have completed scientific studies in psychology and psychology- related fields to publish their findings to the larger academic community, promoting further and more excellent undergraduate research.

    The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology

    The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology is an annual journal that showcases the best and most original research in psychology conducted by undergraduates from around the world. They publish research in all areas of psychology, including clinical, developmental, cognitive, and social psychology. Our goal is to contribute to the scientific advance by encouraging serious, quality research early in students’ academic careers.

    The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium

    EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium is a journal designed to promote the education of evolutionary theory in colleges and universities. An evolutionary education provides a framework for enhancing the research and theory in all disciplines, and as such, EvoS Journal welcomes work from all academic disciplines as well as interdisciplinary scholarship that incorporates evolutionary theory across areas of study.

    Fine Focus

    Fine Focus are an international journal dedicated to showcasing undergraduate research in all fields of microbiology. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production to print but utilizes an external editorial board of experts for double-blind peer review of manuscripts.


    IMPULSE is the first international, online neuroscience journal for undergraduate publications. Submissions are reviewed by students worldwide under faculty guidance, and articles are immediately published online as they are accepted.


    MarSci is an inter-institutional venue for publishing undergraduate research manuscripts pertaining to the marine and aquatic sciences. MarSci is looking for diverse submissions from any student at any institution. Future issues will feature research manuscripts, posters and abstracts, student articles, words of advice from faculty members, and upcoming deadlines and events (undergraduate research programs and student-friendly conferences)

    McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal

    When the McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal (MSURJ) launched in Fall 2005 as a student-run initiative to promote and support undergraduate research, it was one of North America’s first peer-reviewed journal devoted to undergraduate work. The journal offers undergraduate students from any university the unique opportunity to publish their findings to the McGill research community.


    Intersect is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, STS-focused, academic research journal run by undergrads. Intersect publishes online quarterly at and is regularly cited in Google Scholar. Intersect is an open access journal, meaning it provides free public access to its content to support a greater global exchange of knowledge. Intersect publishes three times during each academic year at Stanford: at the end of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Publishing in research journals is a brilliant way to disseminate student research. Nursing student Emma Blakey, for example, was offered a student column in The British Journal of Nursing, after submitting an article.

    Research journals

    Journals specifically aimed at publishing student work are supportive, recognising that student research may have been carried out in a limited time frame, but without compromising on the quality of what gets published. Oxford Brookes is already involved in several undergraduate research journals:

    Mesh – for English students.

    eScholar – for postgraduate students within the department of Computing and Communication Technologies offering new opportunities for students to share their work with their peers.

    GEOverse – a national e-journal of undergraduate research in Geography.

    Reinvention – which publishes the work of students from a range of disciplines.


    Research journals