The following publications offer undergraduates a unique chance to present their work to a national audience comprising peers and scholars. We encourage all students at the College to submit their art and writing to any of these highly regarded journals for review. If you have any questions about submitting content, please contact us at [email protected].
Art and Creative Writing
The Allegheny Review is "one of America's few nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork. Published annually,the periodical showcases some of the best literature the nation's undergraduates have to offer."
- Fiction - cannot exceed 20 pages, double-spaced
- Poetry - no more than 5 poems may be submitted
- Creative non-fiction - cannot exceed 20 pages, double-spaced
- Artwork - no limit on number of pieces that can be submitted
The Bellingham Review seeks "literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to touch their essence. The Bellingham Review hungers for a kind of writing that nudges the limits of form, or executes traditional forms exquisitely."
- Poems, stories, and essays are welcome. There are no limitations on form or subject matter.
- Prose - cannot exceed 9,000 words.
- Poetry - no less than 3 and no more than 5 poems may be submitted at one time.
"Euphony is a student-run biannual literary journal at the University of Chicago that publishes poetry and prose from writers at the University community and around the country, both accomplished and aspiring."
- Editors welcome submissions of unpublished poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, creative non-fiction, and plays.
Hayden's Ferry Review
"Hayden's Ferry Review's mission is to be considered one of the prominent literary journals in the international literary community by providing a forum to showcase the voices of emerging and established talents in creative writing and visual art in a format that is not tied down to particular styles, schools of thought, aesthetics, or ideologies...".
- Poetry - may submit a maximum of 6 poems
- Prose - both nonfiction and fiction prose is accepted. There is no minimum or maximum word count, though the work must be double-spaced.
- Translations - the magazine's main goals are to obtain translations that pay close attention to cultural bodies, the way they identify themselves, interact, and maintain their distinctions, as well as to publish work not hitherto available to an English speaking or reading audience.
- Art- all genres accepted.
"The Oswald Review is a refereed undergraduate journal of criticism and research. Published annually, it accepts submission in the field of English from undergraduates."
- Manuscript must be between five and twenty-five pages
- A faculty member's endorsement is required.
- Typeface: Times Roman 12 pt.
Issues in Political Economy
"Issues in Political Economy is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University. IPE is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics."
- Submissions must pertain to some aspect of economics and must have been written during undergraduate study.
- Submissions must have a faculty sponsor.
Journal for Global Business and Community
"The Journal for Global Business and Community is a multidisciplinary e-journal dedicated to...examining the role of business in the global economy as well as related issues of community and economic development."
- No restrictions on form or content but preference is given to opinion pieces, firm/industry reports, and papers on current events.
- Papers written for classes will be accepted as long as they have not been previously published.
- Submissions should be between 1000 and 2000 words.
Michigan Journal of Business
"The Michigan Journal of Business is a bi-annually published academic journal run by undergraduate students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Journal is the first undergraduate business journal in the United States with a worldwide audience and is currently distributed to over 200 university libraries in five continents."
- Submissions should address: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, operations management, information systems, business law, corporate ethics, or public policy.
- All papers must have been completed during undergraduate study.
- Simultaneous submissions and previously published material not accepted.
Undergraduate Economic Review
"The UER is a unique online journal founded by students at Illinois Wesleyan, under the guidance of Professor Michael Seeborg. This free, open access journal offers undergraduate students at all universities the chance to publish their original research papers in economics. It is the goal of this journal to encourage high-quality undergraduate research. The Review accepts submissions from undergraduates across the world year-round, reviewing and posting papers online during the academic year."
- Submitted articles shall not have been previously published or in the process of being published.
- In submitting an article for review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Undergraduate Economic Review.
- Authors must produce electronic versions of their article as a PDF or Microsoft Word document.
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History
"The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History is a biannual publication released each spring and fall...[and] is published by the Columbia University Undergraduate History Council."
- All submissions must be nominated by a professor at an accredited university or college (see website for details),
- Nominated articles must include footnotes and a bibliography that conform to the Chicago or Turabian style guide.
History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research
"History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research is an electronic journal published annually by the department of history at Appalachian State University. The journal is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board."
- Papers should be between ten and twenty pages.
- Only one submission per student.
- Papers must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style and must include single-spaced footnotes.
- Previously published paper not be accepted. No simultaneous submissions.
Penn History Review
"Published twice a year through the Department of History, the journal is a non-profit publication produced by and primarily for undergraduates."
- Form and content open; preference given to papers that work with primary source materials.
- Previously published not accepted. No simultaneous submissions
"A student-run scholarship journal, Auctus is an annual publication dedicated to publishing exemplary undergraduate research in the natural sciences, engineering, humanities, and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University."
- No restrictions on form or content.
- Submissions must be sponsored by a faculty member (See website for details.)
- Previously published articles not accepted.
Cultural Landscapes publishes work in the Humanities and Social Sciences with a focus on "interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies, and ...rigorous engagement with issues of cultural research, theory, and practice." We encourage work that explicitly seeks to link the humanities and social sciences, combining a variety of methods of interpretation and analysis to explore the production, distribution, and consumption of cultural phenomena in their social context."
- Submissions must be between 3000 and 5000 words.
"The Honors Review is a nationally competitive interdisciplinary journal."
- Submissions may cover any range of topics in any discipline and should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words.
- Authors must provide contact information from one consenting faculty member as a reference who is able to vouch for the authenticity of the submitted work.
National Conferences on Undergraduate Research
"The mission of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education."
Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review
The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review "aims to bring research to the forefront of undergraduate awareness."
- Authors must be undergraduates or have earned the Bachelors Degree within one year of submission.
- All submissions must have been written during the author's undergraduate career.
- Multiple submissions permitted.
- Electronic submission only (see website for details).
- No simultaneous submissions.
"Hemispheres is an annual academic journal of international affairs edited and published by students at Tufts University."
- Submissions should be 5,000 - 8,000 word and should be accompanied by a short abstract.
- Work must have been completed during undergraduate study.
- Previously published work not accepted. No simultaneous submissions.
International Affairs at UC Davis
"The International Affairs Journal is ... based at the University of California in Davis [and]strives to connect the academic world through scholarly papers in order to spread awareness, start conversations and spark curiosity about the international issues that are facing our world today."
- Papers of any topic may be submitted, as long as they are of a global nature and discuss current international affairs issue. Authors must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students.
- Submissions should be 3 -10 pages.
University of Florida International Review
"The University of Florida International Review is a student-run and student-edited quarterly journal of international affairs."
- Submissions must take a position on a notable issue pertaining to world affairs and reinforce that position with argument and evidence and should be 4 12 pages (1200 to 3000 words).
Math & Sciences
American Journal of Undergraduate Research
The American Journal of Undergraduate Research is a "refereed journal for undergraduate research in the pure and applied sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and related areas in education."
- Authors must be sponsored by faculty or research supervisors.
Journal of Young Investigators
"The Journal of Young Investigators ... provides opportunities for students to participate in the scientific review and publication processes, primarily through the operation of its peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates."
- Undergraduate students only may submit, individually or in teams.
- Research must have been conducted under the supervision of a research mentor.
- Research submissions should follow the general format: Abstract, Introduction, Methods and Materials, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, References. They should include tables and figures that illustrate the author's research and conclusions, and should be directed toward an audience of undergraduate science majors.
- Review submissions should address current research on a specific topic in an in-depth manner, and should be written for an audience of undergraduate science majors. Figures, tables, and extensive references are expected. Review articles require neither a research mentor nor an Advisor Approval Form.
Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
"The Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference is a one-day mathematics conference held annually each Spring semester at rotating institutions, and attended by students & faculty from various universities, colleges, & community colleges in New York & New England...The conference features short talks by students & faculty and a longer invited address by a noted mathematician."
- Abstracts must be be 1-2 very short paragraphs.
- On-line submission only.
Involve: A Journal of Mathematics
"Involve is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging high quality mathematical research involving students (at all levels). The editorial board consists of mathematical scientists each of whom is ... committed to nurturing student participation in research."
- Submissions shoule be accompanied by an abstract (150 words or less mu self-contained and not make any reference to the bibliography.
- No simultaneous submissions.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Math Journal
"The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics." It is a peer-reviewed journal.
- Submissions must be work been completed before graduation and be acompanied by an abstract.
- Authors must be sponsored by a mathematician familiar with the student's work.
Natural and Social Sciences
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
"The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed publication that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. IJCS is published exclusively in special issues. The result of our unique combination of approach and editing is that each issue serves as a conversation between established and emerging scholars; a lucid engagement of theoretical and ideological divides, and the evocation of new shared paths in cultural studies."
- No restrictions on form, content, or length.
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
The Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences is "an annual online national, reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research."
- No restrictions on form; submissions may include experiments, surveys, case studies, and documentary research.
- Only papers written during undergraduate study will be accepted. Co-authored papers with other undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty members accepted only if undergraduate is primary author..
- Previously published work not accepted. No simultaneous submissions.
- Manuscripts should be 1000 -3500 words.
Natural Science and Medicine
Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
"The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research is a ... peer review journal that [is]published quarterly with papers of original research performed by undergraduates."
- Manuscripts should not exceed 1900 words.
- Previously published material not accepted. No simultaneous submissions.
Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics
"The Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP) is a peer-reviewed publication of the Society of Physics Students comprised of research, outreach, and scholarly reporting."
- Submissions must be sponsored by or co-authored with a full-time faculty member of the department in which the research was done.
- Submissions should be no longer than fifteen pages of text and be accompanied by an abstract (no longer than 250 words).
McGill Journal of Medicine
"The McGill Journal of Medicine ... is an international, peer-reviewed publication ... that offers ... students an opportunity to publish the results of their scientific research or to contribute commentaries about pressing issues of the day...."
- Submissions should be original articles, review articles, letters, research letters, ca se reports, “crossroads” articles in the humanities, or artwork.
- Author / first author should be an undergraduate student. Authors should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content.
- Previously published work not accepted.
Penn Bioethics Journal
"The Penn Bioethics Journal is the nation's premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal."
- Authors must be undergraduate students and have a faculty sponsor. Secondary authors can be other undergraduates, graduate students, or faculty members. author should have participated significantly to the concept and design of the work and writing the manuscript to take public responsibility for it.
- News briefs (1 paragraph) must discuss bioethics in current events.
- Editorials (1-3 pages) must be opinion pieces that analyze or discuss a recent event and the relevant bioethical controversy.
- Papers (max 3300 words) should be accompanied by an maximum 250 words).
Princeton Journal of Bioethics
"The Princeton Journal of Bioethics is an undergraduate publication written and edited by undergraduate students.... [It] strives to provide a broad view of current issues in bioethics including genetic engineering, reproductive rights, stem cell research, and euthanasia."
- Authors must be undergraduates at the time of submission.
"Agnitio [is] committed to publishing the finest undergraduate work in philosophy by English-speaking students from any accredited college or university."
- Submissions should be 10 -20 pages.
- Abstracts of 50 words must also be included with the paper.
Aporia ( Dartmouth College)
"Aporia is ... published biannually by Dartmouth undergraduates."
- No restrictions on form or content.
Dualist Undergraduate Journal
"The Dualist is... published by Stanford University undergraduates. Its purpose is to offer students an opportunity to participate in a normally inaccessible part of academic life -- the production and publication of papers for general philosophical readership."
- Papers on all topics of philosophical interest are accepted. Essays written for classes, theses, and independent work are also welcome.
- Simultaneous submissions accepted.
- Authors must be current undergraduate students orgraduating seniors.
- Essays should be between 10 and 30 pages in length.
- Author contact information MUST be on a separate sheet..
Ephemeris Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
"Ephemeris is [a student-run] undergraduate journal of philosophy published at Union College."
- Essays, articles, short notes, or reviews must pertain to accepted..
- Simultaneous submission is acceptable on condition of immediate notification if the paper has been accepted elsewhere.
"Episteme is a student-run journal ...published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy."
- Papers written by undergraduate students in any area of philosophy are welcome.
- Submissions should be no longer than 5000 words and combine research and original insight.
- Electronic submissions should only.
"The Gadfly is the undergraduate philosophy magazine of Columbia University. It is a magazine and not a journal–instead of publishing formal academic papers, [it prints] informal essays, book and event reviews, interviews, humor, short stories and lots of art."
- One submission per author.
- Features (explorations of an idea, issue, or problem) should be 1200 -1500 words.
- Shorts (quick pieces that introduce an idea or question in a humorous, unconventional, or creative manner) should d be 400 -700 words.
- Interviews should be 1000 -1200 words.
- Reviews (of books, events, films, or exhibits). The should be between 700 and 1000 words.
- Artwork is also accepted.
The Interlocutor is Sewanee University's Undergraduate Philosophical Review. It solicits submissions from undergraduate philosophers around the world."
- Submissions should defend a specific substantive thesis regarding a significant philosophical view and show all of the virtues of a successful dialogue: close reading of texts along with clarification of key claims under inspection, entertainment of possible criticisms, and development of responses to criticisms.
- Submissions should include a short abstract briefly describing the topic of the paper, the general thesis, and the overall conclusion.
- Authors must be current undergraduate students.
- Essays should not exceed 25 pages and must be submitted electronically.
- Simultaneous submission allowed.
Logos Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
"LOGOS is a refereed journal at Cornell University that publishes undergraduate work in all branches and traditions of philosophy. Entirely student-run, undergraduates from around the world are invited to submit papers annually for peer-review. Accepted papers are published in the current year's edition of LOGOS, and the authors of the top three
submissions are awarded cash prizes."
- Submissions may address any philosophical issue.
- Papers should be no longer than 30 pages in length.
- All papers must include an abstract (the introduction to the paper is usually adequate).
- The Chicago Manual of Style is preferred for submissions, but papers written in MLA or other consistent formatting will still be considered.
- Due to the nature of a blind review, your name, year of study, college, and intended major must be included on a separate sheet of paper. Do NOT include author information within the actual essay.
- Papers that have been submitted to multiple journals are still accepted, but once you have accepted an offer elsewhere, please notify Logos immediately of your intention.
"The LYCEUM is a journal of philosophy concentrating in traditional problems in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and the history of philosophy. The LYCEUM publishes professional articles accessible to both professional and undergraduate audiences, as well as a small number of articles by undergraduates per issue."
- Papers must be submitted electronically in any one of the following formats: MS WORD (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Open Office (.odt), HTML, and XML.
- Textual references should be parenthetically cited with a list of references at the end of the text as in the APA style sheet.
- Authors should refer to previous issues for examples of the preferred sectioning styles.
- Short discussion articles of up to 1000 words in response to published articles are also accepted.
Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
"The Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is an annual, two-day conference held each spring, attracting students from across the country and internationally. Since 1997, almost 1000 students from over 240 schools
have participated in our conference. These students represent more than 40 U.S. states as well as a number of Canadian provinces and several other countries. All of the participants are undergraduate students, with the exception of the annual keynote address by a renowned philosopher."
- Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself.
- Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages) and must be submitted electronically as Word documents.
- Submissions must include both the paper and an abstract (100-200 word summary of the paper).
"Welcome to Perceptia, a new undergraduate philosophy journal hosted bySubmission Guidelines:
the McMaster University Philosopher’s Society...The Society aspires to publish Perceptia online every year, with each volume including between three to
ten articles...The journal's title is based on the Romanian word for 'Perception.'"
- Papers in any area of philosophy are welcome for submission.
- All submissions must have been written while still an undergraduate.
- Essays must conform to the MLA format and must not be longer than 5000 words.
- All papers must be electronically submitted as Microsoft Word documents.
- Due the nature of a blind review process, the author's name must not appear anywhere within the actual essay. A separate cover letter must accompany the paper, which would include the title of the paper, the author's name, university, mailing address, telephone number, and an abstract between 100 and 150 words in length.
"Prolegomena is an online philosophy journal for undergraduate students
published at the University of British Columbia. The first issue was published
in June 2000. Papers selected cover a wide range of philosophical topics;
reflected in the name. The Oxford English Dictionary defines prolegomenon
as a preliminary discourse prefixed to a literary work; esp. a learned preface
or preambleis. The editors hope that papers submitted to Prolegomena will
each serve as preface to a future in philosophical thought."
- Submissions must not have been previously published nor under consideration by other journals.
- Submissions files must be in PDF, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file formats.
- Any URL addresses within the text must be activated and ready to be clicked.
- The text must adhere to consistent stylistic and bibliographic styles.
- The author's name must not be included within the actual essay.
- All illustrations, figures, and tables must be within the text rather than in additional files.
"Prometheus is an international undergraduate philosophy journal published
by students at Johns Hopkins University. The purpose of the journal is to
promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard by offering students an
opportunity to engage in open discussion, participate in the production and
publication of an academic journal, and establish a
community of aspiring philosophers."
- Academic Journal
- Authors of article, book, or essay reviews must email the journal with their intended book or interviewee.
- The journal accepts undergraduate papers on all philosophical topics. Essays written for classes, honors theses, and independent work are also welcome.
- Multiple submissions are accepted, though you may only accept publication at one journal.
- Authors must be current undergrads or graduating seniors.
- Submissions should conform to the MLA format and should be between 10 and 30 pages double-spaced.
- Papers must be submitted electronically in .doc or .pdf format.
- Due to the nature of a blind review process, a cover page must be attached with the essay. The cover page shall include: name, university or college, major or degree, year of expected graduation, email, phone number, and address. Do NOT include any personal information on the paper itself.
- A short abstract (500 word maximum) must be included at the beginning of your paper.
- Academic Journal
Rutgers University Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
"The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University was founded
to recognize original philosophical thought at an undergraduate level.
Each submission is carefully reviewed by a dedicated team of editors.
If your submission is accepted, you will work with our editorial board to
prepare your submission for publication."
- Authors must be current undergraduates or recent graduates (of up to two years prior) who will not be enrolled in a graduate program by the time of publication.
- Papers must be submitted electronically in two separate files: one file with identifying and contact information (name, university, class year, phone number), and a separate file for the submission itself.
- Papers should be double-spaced, include a 200-word abstract, and be stripped of all and any identifying information.
- All citations should be formatted to comply with the Chicago style.
- There is a limit of 3 submissions per author and an 8000 word maximum per paper (excluding foot notes and bibliography).
"Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal is produced
and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We 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."
- Papers approaching any philosophical topic are welcome.
- Current undergrads may submit a paper between 1500 and 3500 words in length (footnotes may extend the word limit up to 500 words).
- Undergraduates may submit only one paper per year.
- Manuscripts should be double-spaced and submitted electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format.
- Due to the nature of the blind review process, submissions must include a cover page with the author's name, university, title, and email address. The paper itself must not contain any identifying information.
- Footnotes should follow Chicago Manual of Syle.
Yale Philosophy Review
"The Yale Philosophy Review is an annual journal that showcases the best and most original of philosophic thought by undergraduate students, worldwide. The goal of the Review is to promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard, and to bring together a community of young philosophers in both the United States and abroad. Each issue contains a selection of essays on a broad range of philosophic topics, as well as book reviews and interviews of philosophic content."
- All submissions should be double-spaced and in MLA format. Papers must be the original work of the author, with all sources and references properly cited.
- Submissions have no maximum or minimum number of pages.
- While we do not take previously published papers, we do accept simultaneous submissions, with the expectation that we will be informed immediately if the paper is being published elsewhere.
- Please include a cover page with the following information: name, university or college, major or degree, year of expected graduation, email, phone number, and address. Do not include any personal information on the paper itself.
- Please include a short (500 word maximum) abstract at the beginning of your paper.
Dartmouth Law Journal
"The Dartmouth Journal of Law provides students and faculty with a public forumDeadline: Rolling submissions
for law-related ideas and discussion. In addition to publishing top undergraduate,
graduate, and faculty-submitted scholarship, the Journal provides its contributors
with a collaborative editorial process designed to help improve and refine their work.
As a condition of article acceptance, contributors are asked to work closely with our
editors throughout the revision process, re-examining and polishing their work
for a broad readership. We accept articles from national and international
undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members.
Our submissions address a diverse array of law-related questions and ideas."
Michigan Journal of Political Science
"The journal publishes high-quality submissions in the disciplines of Political Science, History, and/or Political Economy, including those focusing on statistical analysis. Articles of all viewpoints are welcomed and evaluated based upon academic merit."
- Authors must be current undergrads or recent graduates (granted the paper was written during their undergraduate career).
- All essays must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word format.
- Papers must be no less than 10 pages, double-spaced, and must conform to the MLA style of writing.
- Any graphs must be submitted as part of the word document.
"Res Publica - Journal of Undergraduate Research is a publication of
Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honorary Society. It is funded
by the Illinois Wesleyan University Student Senate."
- Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic).
- Submissions may not be currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) nor may the author submit the same material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the Res Publica editorial decision process.
- Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF or Microsoft Word files.
- There are no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission.
Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society
"The Helvidius Group is a student organization at Columbia University,
established in 1989 by Peter Tomassi, CC ’91, to provide a forum
for undergraduate discourse on issues concerning law and public policy.
The Journal of Politics & Society is the realization of that mission.
Originally an annual magazine distributed to Ivy League universities
and to members of Congress, it has adopted a more scholarly focus and
has grown to encompass international affairs, economics, history, sociology,
anthropology, and urban studies. The Journal is not affiliated with or
sponsored by any political organization, and it remains staunchly nonpartisan."
- Authors must be current undergraduates within any social science discipline, which may include graduating seniors.
- The journal will award the PETER AND KATHERINE TOMASSI PRIZE OF $250 to the author of the article judged most worthy by the Editorial Board in conjunction with faculty at Columbia University.
- The journal seeks original, topical, and rigorous articles pertaining, but not limited to: research on current economic, political, and social phenomena or analysis of the theoretical foundation of modern institutions.
- There is no absolute length requirement; however, published articles are typically 20 to 100 double-spaced pages when submitted.
- Work previously written for classroom or individual use is welcomed.
- Papers must be submitted electronically in the Microsoft Word (.doc) format . Please include an abstract with your submission.
"Critique provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate
students of politics to express and exchange diverse ideas
and to imagine new possibilities for democracy and justice...
The editors firmly believe that budding scholars introduce
valuable ideas that must be heard in order to understand the
changing nature of our global community. Thus we encourage
articles about politics that take seriously the growing opportunities
for social change and new possibilities for enacting
policy nationally and internationally."
- Authors may be undergraduate or graduate students.
- Manuscripts may be no longer than 20 pages in length.
- References must adhere to the APSA style of writing.
- If the work has been published previously, the author must inform the journal of where as soon as possible.
"The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society is a refereed,
multidisciplinary electronic publication housed at the
Abington College of the Pennsylvania State University. The Journal’s
aim is to promote discourse and scholarship and to encourage
students to pursue and engage in thoughtful discourses on
topics of societal importance."
- The journal searches for papers that have a single thesis, are focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges.
- Students from undergraduate or graduate institutions are welcome to submit.
- Submissions must be between 1200 and 3000 words.
- The cover page must include the author's name, title, short biographical sketch, and contact information.
- Citation must adhere to the APA style of writing.
- Papers must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
Psychology and Cognitive Science
Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science
"The Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Cognitive Science is
an electronic journal published by the Cognitive Science Student Association
at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Our aim is to
provide a forum for students to share work among peers and
gain valuable experience in the process of getting an academic
paper published. The journal is a unique reference for students,
showcasing quality research by other undergraduate students,
improving the contact and exchange of ideas between students
and cognitive scientists alike, and illustrating the interdisciplinary
work that is the hallmark of the field."
- As an exhibit of undergraduate research in cognitive science, all related topics will be considered, and interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged. These topics include but are not limited to sociology, anthropology, biological, cognitive, and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, and the history of cognitive science.
- Papers should be no longer than 5000 words or 15 pages in length.
- Submissions must conform to the APA style of writing.
- To ensure a blind review process, the author's name and contact information should not appear anywhere in the body of the paper. It should appear on the cover page only.
"IMPULSE is the first online, undergraduate, international
and inter-institutional journal for publications in the neurosciences.
It consists of submissions solely by undergraduates that
are reviewed and published by undergraduates under the supervision
of Faculty Advisors...IMPULSE offers those undergraduates who seek
experience in neuroscientific disciplines the chance to
complete the scientific process, including writing up
the finished research, having it peer reviewed, and ultimately
having it published and assimilated into the scientific literature."
- All authors MUST have a mentoring professor who has reviewed and commented on the paper (and research, where applicable). The journal will not accept a submission until it has been reviewed by a mentoring professor.
- All submissions to the journal authored solely by one or more students must contain an acknowledgment to the faculty mentor who either supervised the work, in case of research reports, or who reviewed the work, in the case of reviews. In each case, the mentor(s) will be contacted so that the journal can assure that all submissions follow the guidelines for student publications by their home institution.
- If the article has been simultaneously submitted elsewhere, the IMPULSE Faculty Advisor will inform the other journal(s) immediately of the conflict.
- There are no specific length limitations, but those articles that would be published as “brief communications” or “short essays” in other journals may receive less consideration than full articles.
- Be certain to read the Author Agreement. Upon accepting the agreement, manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment. Submission of an article is assumed to mean that all authors have read, understand and agree to comply with the Author Agreement.
KON Conclave & Undergraduate Research Conference
"The Conclave is a biennial meeting of the Assembly of Delegates,
the governing body of Kappa Omicron Nu, and a leadership
development opportunity for students in the Human Sciences...
The Undergraduate Research Conference, an opportunity for
undergraduate researchers to present, is sponsored by the
Undergraduate Research Community for the Human Sciences (URC)."
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports submitted for consideration may describe student projects or research from seminars, independent studies, research assistantships, or class projects in the student's major.
- A cover page must be attached to one copy of the application to identify the author's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of college/university, name of faculty mentor, name of faculty member who served as the writing adviser, student status (e.g., junior), and parent's address and telephone for emergency contact. No identification of the author or institution should appear on the pages of the application.
- In the case of multiple authors—student authors are preferred; a professor as a last author is acceptable.
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports should be from four to six pages in length.
Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research
The Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology "publishes a
quarterly magazine, Eye on Psi Chi, which helps to unite the members,
inform them, and recognize their contributions and accomplishments.
The quarterly Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research fosters and
rewards the scholarly efforts of undergraduate psychology students
and provides a valuable learning experience by introducing them to the
publishing and review process."
- Only submissions from undergraduate and graduate students within Psi Chi will be considered.
- The journal seeks current issues in psychology, chapter development, and/or personal development.
- Papers should be between 1500 and 2000 words (maximum of 3000 words with references).
- Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
- Submissions must adhere to the APA style of writing and must include a brief biographical statement between 150 and 200 words.
Undergraduate Journal of Psychology
"The Department of Psychology publishes the Undergraduate Journal of Psychology (UJOP).Submission Guidelines:
All undergraduate students are encouraged to submit their original research or literature
reviews to the UJOP review committee."
- Manuscripts must adhere to the APA style of writing.
- Papers must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.
- Submissions must include the author's name, email address, phone number, and permanent mailing address.
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.
Our goal is to contribute to the scientific advance by encouraging serious,
quality research early on. We provide a platform for undergraduate
scientists to share their findings, and aim to bring together a community
of young psychologists from both the United States and abroad."
- The journal accepts research articles, literature reviews and other scientific writing in the field of psychology. These may pertain, but are not limited to: neuroscience (including behavorial and animal), clinical psychology, cognitive psychology/cognitive science, developmental psychology, social & personality psychology, as well as educational psychology, psychology and the law, etc.
- The lead author must have conducted her or his research while an undergraduate student. The submission itself must have been composed no later than 6 months after the author's commencement or graduation ceremony. This extended timeframe is to accommodate research conducted during senior year.
- While the lead author must be an undergraduate (or have been an undergraduate when the research was conducted; see above), additional authors may be graduate students or even faculty.
- If there are multiple authors listed on a paper, each author must agree on the final version of the manuscript.
- Papers submitted to the Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology will be reviewed using a BLIND REVIEW procedure. Reviewers will not know the author's name, university, year in college, or any other personal information.
- Eligibility is not limited to students pursuing a degree in psychology or a related field.
- While authors are free to submit to multiple journals, they must immediately notify the Editors-in-Chief of the YRURP if their work is going to be published elsewhere, at which point it will be removed from our consideration. If an author accepts an offer to be published in the YRURP she or he must immediately withdraw from consideration at other journals and transfer the exclusive copyright to the YRURP.
- Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word attachment.