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Council on Undergraduate Research’s List of Undergraduate Journals

The Council on Undergraduate Research’s List of Undergraduate Journals lists many undergraduate journals.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The contest says "Whatever the answer to essential questions of society and individual human beings may be, education is surely its major component. But what would education be without its ethical dimension? Many of us believe them to be inseparable. That is why the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989 by our Foundation. Thousands of students from hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation have participated. Through their writing, they explored their concerns and beliefs, their fears and their hopes. While we suggest relevant topics each year, applicants are encouraged to choose any subject they feel strongly about, provided it is related to the domain of ethics." (Deadline: Early December)

Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Law Journal (Amherst)

The Amherst College Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Law Journal is a new journal in which undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country will be encouraged to publish their research and work in law and the liberal arts.


Hemispheres is an annual academic journal of international affairs edited and published by students at Tufts University. Since its creation in 1976, Hemispheres has been committed to publishing distinguished research, theses and case studies that reflect the changing and diverse world in which we live. It addresses a variety of social, economic, political and legal issues, both contemporary and historical, within the framework of international relations. The articles contained in the journal reflect the diverse views of undergraduates from across the United States and around the globe.

Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research

The Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research aims to promote high quality research by undergraduates at colleges affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. It is produced by students and faculty of Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

Journal of Student Research

Journal of Student Research is an electronic, academic, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal. It is available to anyone who browses the JofSR website on the internet. Article submissions of all disciplines and subdisciplines are welcomed.

Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journal of Undergraduate International Studies receives and reviews submissions throughout the year. The journal seeks to publish the best undergraduate work across the country related to international themes and topics including, but not limited to: international conflict and resolution, environmental issues, economics, development and trade, global security and international health.

Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities at University of Georgia

The Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities is an undergraduate research journal dedicated to promoting research as a part of the undergraduate experience by providing undergraduates an opportunity to publish their work. The staff of the journal is primarily composed of undergraduates, and all work published is the product of undergraduate research.


The NeoAmericanist is an interdisciplinary online journal for the study of America

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review accepts original scholarship in all disciplines from undergraduates around the country. "At least two referees with expertise in fields related to the topic of each prospective article are chosen from a pool of faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding institutions. These referees evaluate the paper with regard to originality and clarity, as well as quality of reasoning and research."

Sprinkle: A Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies

Sprinkle was originally conceived in 2007 as a collection of student works from the McGill Sexual Diversity Studies department. We hope to widen this scope a bit, but continue to produce a queer-positive, critical journal that seeks to challenge the normative experiences that are often privileged within our society. In this vein, we hope to draw attention to queer history and experience as well as other issues of gender and sexuality, subjects not often addressed within classroom curricula. This journal hopes to draw from and appeal to a wide audience, and people of numerous identities and backgrounds. Sprinkle aims to lend legitimacy to the thoughts and experiences of young people, and produce an engaging publication.

Humanities and Social Studies

The Drawing Center - Viewing Program

Established in 1977, The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program offers emerging artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated Artist Registry that is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe: curators, gallerists, collectors, and educators, among others. Artists accepted into the Viewing Program are also invited to meet one-on-one with the Viewing Program Curator to review and discuss a recent selection of their work. This informal conversation provides artists with a valuable opportunity to engage in a critical discussion of their practice.

The Dualist: (philosophy)

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 1993, 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.Each year, The Dualist publishes quality undergraduate papers in philosophy. We accept submissions every January and print the journal during the late summer.

Film Matters

Film Matters is an exciting new film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. Published quarterly, by students and for students, each issue will contain feature articles, as well as a healthy review section. In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, such as: profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue. In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions will undergo a peer review process.

The Gaines Junction

The Gaines Junction is an undergraduate interdisciplinary journal of history at Texas A&M. It is student authored reviewed, edited, and published twice a year.


Imponderabilia is a multidisciplinary student journal, a platform to share and exchange ideas, criticisms and reflections on anything anthropological (in the widest sense of the word - on anything related to culture and society). With contributions from students from different countries and disciplines, Imponderabilia tries to blur and overcome the boundaries between institutions, disciplines, theories, and between undergraduates and postgraduates.

The OK Review

The OK Review is a regional undergraduate literature and art magazine based out of Oklahoma State University. The Ok Review features art, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The competition may be either an individual work or the effort of a team. Submission information can be found on Facebook.

The Oswald Review

The Oswald Review is a refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, the journal accepts submissions in conformance with the guidelines published on its web site. Deadline: February 5 (or nearest business day) for submissions; March 31 for notification of decision by editorial board.

Red Cedar Review

Red Cedar Review is a journal of literature and art founded and run by undergraduate students at Michigan State University. Debuting in 1963, Red Cedar Review is the longest-running journal of its kind in the United States, and we are proud to have published work from such renowned authors as Margaret Atwood, Pablo Neruda, Tom Bissell, and Stuart Dybek. Today, Red Cedar Review is dedicated to the support of young literary and artistic talent through the exclusive publication of undergraduate students. Our mission is to provide undergraduates across the country with the opportunity to publish their own original works of prose, poetry, and visual art in this prestigious journal.

Student at Large

Student at Large is an arts and culture web-magazine targeted towards students and young people of all ages around the world. Run and managed almost entirely by people under 25, they are dedicated to showcasing the best creative work produced by their peer-group. Featured works range from fine art to photography, fiction to poetry and opinion pieces to even music and cutting edge journalism. This publication is a continuously updated webzine with new work featured instantly on the site. Such changes welcome an unceasing flow of submissions from contributors.

The Wittenberg Review

The Wittenberg Review features poetry, short fiction, and art of all types--done either for a class or for your own enjoyment.

Young Scholars in Writing  (composition, rhetoric)

Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric (YSW), a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduates, was founded in 2003 by Laurie Grobman and Candace Spigelman at Penn State Berks. YSW is the first international undergraduate research journal in rhetoric and writing studies and has garnered a national reputation. It has been lauded in College English; the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Quarterly; and Undergraduate Research in English Studies. It is listed on the CUR website of undergraduate research journals, most of which are devoted to publishing research in the sciences. Articles and material from YSW have been selected for reprinting/publication in texts such as the 8th edition of The Essay Collection, edited by Lynn Z. Bloom.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (University of Northern Iowa)

American Journal of Undergraduate Research is a national, independent, peer reviewed, open-source, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal.

Impulse An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience

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.

JYI Resources: Undergraduate Publications 

JYI Resources: Undergraduate Publications provides links to several publications, including: international journals such as the Journal of Young Investigators, Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (which publishes work of students everywhere), and the Journal of Undergraduate Study and Independent Research; and national journals such as theCrux Mathematicorum, Journal of Undergraduate Science, McGill Journal of Medicine, National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse, Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics (not a reviewed journal, but submissions must have a faculty sponsor), Journal of Psychological Inquiry, and the Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. This site also provides links to directories of undergraduate research journals.

PLoS One Journal 

PLoS One Journal features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE facilitates the discovery of the connections between papers whether within or between disciplines.

Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine is a quarterly journal reviewed and edited by Yale biomedical faculty and students. The journal aims to showcase outstanding research articles from all areas of biology and medicine, to publish significant case reviews, and to provide both perspectives on personal experiences in medicine and reviews of the current state of biology and medicine.


Association of American Geographers

The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary forum open to anyone with an interest in geography and related disciplines.

Council on Undergraduate Research 

The Undergraduate Research Center and National Council on Undergraduate Research holds an annual conference and publishes some of the proceedings.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research 

The purpose of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research competition is to "encourage undergraduates to explore the social sciences by means of critical analysis of a topic supported by quantitative analysis of a dataset(s) held within the ICPSR archive and presented in written form."

The Kansas Association of Historians 

The purpose of The Kansas Association of Historians is to promote the study of history through a wide range of activities, to a diverse community of history professionals (more information on KAH). Likewise, we encourage paper submissions or panel suggestions on a broad range of topics including historical research, teaching history, and/or museum or archival management.

Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Undergraduate computational chemistRY (MERCURY)

The MERCURY Supercomputer Center provides access to high performance computing resources for chemistry students and researchers at multiple liberal arts institutions across the country. Our equipment includes an SGI Origin 300 system as well as 2 - Linux Beowolf cluster's running RedHat Enterprise Linux.

The Midwest Art History Society

The Midwest Art History Society is an organization that brings together academic, museum-based, and independent art historians in the common goal of scholarly inquiry and the exchange of ideas. The Society holds a conference each spring.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

At the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), students from all disciplines present their work in fifteen-minute oral presentations, poster sessions (variety of disciplines), or artistic performances and exhibits.

Upper Midwest Region American Academy of Religion Society of Biblical Literature

The Upper Midwest Region consists of members of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature who reside in Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin. The region serves the societies primarily through the regional meeting held in the spring of each year.

DePauw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium

Since its first year, 2007-08, the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics has sponsored the DePauw Undergraduate Ethics Symposium , building on the Institute’s focus on inquiry into a wide range of ethics issues. After a rigorous selection process, 25-28 participants are invited, expenses paid, to come together for three days to consider the most pressing ethical issues of our time. This symposium is shaped around a series of workshops in which students present to one another their best work on a subject of ethical concern. These workshops are facilitated by visiting scholar-artists who then present their own work. Students whose works are accepted for the symposium will benefit from the critiques and comments of their peers in the seminar, and also from the insights of the visiting scholar or professional who will direct the workshop. Our goal is that each student who participates in the Symposium will have a polished piece of writing which s/he can then submit in a portfolio, a graduate school application, or a job application.