Venues for Presenting Work

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


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 encourages undergraduates from across the country 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. Hemispheres is 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. 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.

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review accepts original scholarship in all disciplines from undergraduates around the country. Papers are evaluated with regard to originality and clarity, as well as quality of reasoning and research.

The Drawing Center — Open Sessions

The Drawing Center offers emerging artists the opportunity to include their work in a curated artist registry. This registry is consulted by a wide variety of arts professionals from across the globe. Artists accepted into the viewing program are invited to meet with the 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 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. 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, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, including 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.

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 The OK Reviews Facebook page.

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: Feb. 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. .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 with the opportunity to publish their own works of prose, poetry, and visual art in this prestigious journal.

The Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies

The Undergraduate Journal of Humanistic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal that promotes undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. In the spirit of the liberal arts, UJHS seeks to be a multidisciplinary journal that accepts submissions from a broad range of subjects. We accept submissions of academic work on a rolling basis and publish two issues every academic year (February and May). Every author whose paper is accepted receives two physical copies of the journal in addition to publication online.

The Wittenberg Review

The Wittenberg Review features poetry, short fiction, and art of all types whether for a class or 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. 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.

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 and national journals. 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 showcases research articles from all areas of biology and medicine. It provides both perspectives on personal experiences in 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 Kansas Association of Historians promotes the study of history through a wide range of activities to a diverse community of history professionals. We encourage paper submissions on a broad range of topics including historical research, teaching history, and/or museum or archival management.

The Midwest Art History Society

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

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Students from all disciplines present their work in fifteen-minute oral presentations, poster sessions, 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. The region serves the societies primarily through the regional meeting held in the spring of each year.

Wooden O Symposium

The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare. 

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