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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.
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
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
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.
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
The Oswald Review (TOR)
is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research
in the discipline of English, published annually.
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
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.
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:
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 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.
for 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 & 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.
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.
The Undergraduate Journal of Politics and International
Relations (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 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
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
BJUP encourages students enrolled in related programmes to submit papers on
philosophical issues within their discipline. These subjects include, but are
not limited to:
of 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 with
feedback, JEPS gives psychology students the chance to gain
experience in publishing
and to improve their scientific
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.
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 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
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.
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 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)
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 intersect.stanford.edu 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.
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.