Venues for off-campus dissemination of MAP research

Your MAP director may know of other conferences and publications that occasionally accept undergraduate submissions.

All Disciplines

  • Council on Undergraduate Research’s List of Undergraduate Journals
  • The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
    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 this 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
    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
    JofSR 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
    JUIS 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
  • National Undergraduate Research Paper Competition
  • NeoAmericanist
    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.
  • Foundations: an Undergraduate Journal in History 
    Foundations is an international undergraduate academic history journal published biannually online and in print at Johns Hopkins University.
  • The Gaines Junction 
    This is an undergraduate interdisciplinary journal of history at Texas A&M. It is student authored reviewed, edited, and published twice a year.
  • Imponderablia  (anthropology)
  • 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
    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)
  • 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 
    This site 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 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.

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