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The Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory (UJCD)

The Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory encourages undergraduate scholarship by facilitating the development and use of undergraduate publications and conferences. The UJCD lists journals, electronic and paper, and conferences, that will consider undergraduate student essays, research papers, poetry, short fiction, photography, cartoons, art, etc., without regard to the undergraduate student’s institutional affiliation. We regularly visit journal and conference web sites and eliminate those that appear to have ceased publishing and whose web sites are badly out of date.  

Indiana Review Online: Undergraduate Project

Many members of our Indiana Review staff are fortunate enough to teach Introduction to Creative Writing as well as Poetry and Fiction writing courses here at Indiana University. We are even luckier to have a talented student body eagerly interested in both editing and submitting their own writing, and as instructors, we love to help get them involved to this end.

Indiana Review and Indiana University’s W280 Literary Editing and Publishing course have decided to team up and create a space for any currently enrolled undergraduate student to submit POETRY or SHORT FICTION (up to 5000 words) to us for consideration in our once-annual issue of Indiana Review Online: an Undergraduate Project.

Journal of Young Investigators (JYI)

JYI’s mission is to improve undergraduate science training by providing innovative, high-quality educational experiences in science writing, publication and the peer-review process. Journal of Young Investigators publishes in the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, and in some of the social sciences such as psychology and history of science. We accept submissions of original research articles and literature review articles from undergraduate students. We also occasionally welcome submissions of journalistic news and feature articles, but most are written by our in-house staff. Students submitting original research are required to have a faculty advisor or a sponsoring research scientist. All submitted work must be original and cannot have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in any other journal or publication. Our journal publishes monthly, and we accept submissions at any time of the year.

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR)

The American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) is a national, independent, peer-reviewed, open-source, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal, established in 2002. It is devoted to making its authors’ publications distinctive. It achieves this not only by the excellence of the content, but also by being student- and public-friendly, and searchable by professionals. The journal is indexed internationally by EBSCO. The editorial board of AJUR consists of about fifty subject editors in a wide variety of fields.

First-Gen Voices

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience is a publication devoted to the art and scholarship of individuals who identify as “first-generation college” as well as those who support our community. The first-generation college experience is as rich and diverse as the individuals who identify as “first-generation college.” These students come from a range of ethnic, racial, social, class, gender, and even educational backgrounds, but are united by a drive to forge new paths. This is a space where our community can celebrate the creative and critical scholarship that emerges from these experiences, where students, faculty, and staff can engage one another in conversation through a shared social identity, and where engaged academic citizenship can foster a sense of camaraderie and pride in the accomplishments of pioneering students.

The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE)

We are excited to announce an international online journal for research conducted by undergraduates. The Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography (JUE) seeks to distribute original student-produced work from a variety of disciplinary areas. Our goal is to bring readers, especially other undergraduates, insights into subcultures, rituals, and social institutions. We expect crossovers with anthropology, sociology, area/regional studies, American studies, urban studies as well as programs in education and marketing. The JUE encourages current undergraduates or those who have graduated within the past twelve months to submit original ethnographic manuscripts for consideration.  Manuscripts may include research on any subject. We also encourage faculty to recommend promising student work.

Columbia University Journal of Politics and 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 all the social sciences. The Journal is not affiliated with or sponsored by any political organization, and it remains staunchly nonpartisan. Now in its twenty-third year, the Journal only considers academic papers submitted by undergraduates. In a process, comparable to the peer review and editing procedures of professional academic journals, selected papers are rigorously edited by the Editorial Board, itself composed exclusively of undergraduates.

Liberated Arts: Undergraduate Research Journal in Arts and Sciences (Huron)

Huron University College is a fervent supporter of undergraduate research. Liberated Arts publishes radical and original student research on a variety of topics, with the aim of helping students participate in our wider academic research community. The journal is interdisciplinary in scope and perspective, and is founded on the academic collaboration between students, faculty and staff. We publish the best in undergraduate research, and welcome letters to the Editor, literature reviews and original graphics for the front journal ‘cover’. Liberated Arts is an open access journal, which means that its content is freely available without charge to readers and their institutions. Readers can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without seeking prior permission from Liberated Arts or the authors.

Inventio: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Catholic University of America

Inventio is the multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal of The Catholic University of America. It aims to identify and disseminate original undergraduate research that best represents the university’s commitment to the academic and Catholic traditions that inform its mission to “discover and impart the truth.” The journal accepts submissions of research in theology, philosophy, the humanities, and the social sciences written by current students or within two years of their graduation. Submissions to Inventio undergo blind review by the Faculty Advisory Board and essays approved for publication undergo a second blind review process overseen by the Student Editorial Board, which ultimately makes the selections for and produces each issue.

Simon Fraser University Science Undergraduate Research Journal (SFU SURJ)

The idea for an all-encompassing Science Undergraduate Research Journal came about at the end of the Fall 2014 semester, coinciding perfectly with the inception of the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS), which now provides faculty level representation of science students’ interests at SFU. Since then, one of SUS’ main objectives has been the creation of such a journal, now dubbed SFU SURJ. This student journal will be comprised of an annual physical and digitally circulated journal accompanied by this website serving as a platform for more informal science news, interests articles, and impressive class papers. Our overarching goal is simple. Promote undergraduate research by providing young scientists exposure and recognition for their work while undergoing a peer review process. Ultimately, we hope to foster a community of undergraduates who value research while engaging all students in science communication and education. SFU SURJ is meant to act as an educational tool for undergraduate authors and undergraduate editors who wish to gain some first-hand experience in the knowledge making process that is scientific research.

The Artifice

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow writers. Instead of recycling the same entertainment news stories or publishing commonplace editorials, we focus on unique topics that are intellectually stimulating and meaningful.

UIC Architecture Student Journal: Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat Journal—the compendium of architectural fictions, judgments, and opinions—invites submissions regarding the Fake and the Radical as two forms that hide, react, reject, conceal, and distort the rules of the day. By exploring fictions and facts through ideas of speculation within the field of architecture, and by projecting great shifts in its momentum, the Fake and the Radical deal with authority in a multitude of ways, often combining and/or juxtaposing as they struggle to cope with the overarching power and image of previous establishments. Fresh Meat Issue IX invites professional, academics, students, renegades, show-ponies and divas to question and contradict the Fake and the Radical in the realm of architecture. We welcome questions and forecasts that look at how the copy, the anonymous, the pseudonym, the moral, and the parody help analyze the Fake and the Radical.

The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago: A Refereed Journal for Undergraduate Research in the Pure & Applied Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

The Mission of our Journal is to publish outstanding scholarship of undergraduates in the areas of pure & applied sciences, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and showcase the work of the University Scholars. The papers published in this journal will have been reviewed for scientific value by faculty members at UIC. The scientific material in these papers shall be original work performed by the authors. The Journal of Undergraduate research at UIC will be published only in an online version on this web-site, and distribution and reproduction of any material in this journal is prohibited unless permitted by the Editor.

Boston College Undergraduate Research Journal “Elements”

Elements, the undergraduate research journal of Boston College, showcases the varied research endeavors of fellow undergraduates to the greater academic community. By fostering intellectual curiosity and discussion, the journal strengthens and affirms the community of undergraduate students at Boston College. A biannual publication, Elements features original research completed by Boston College students in any discipline.

Undergraduate Research Journals at Illinois (various disciplines)

The Scholarly Commons at the University Library hosts undergraduate research journals for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Journals include Equinox, The Illini Journal of International Security, The SourceLab Prototype Series, TRiO—McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Journal, Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research, i-ACES, Peer Review: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative, and Re:Search, and The Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ)

The Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal (SURJ) is an annual, peer-reviewed publication of research articles from all academic fields. The mission of SURJ is to encourage, recognize, and reward intellectual activity beyond the classroom, while providing a forum for the exchange of research and ideas. SURJ primarily publishes work produced by Stanford undergraduates, but also publishes papers from well-qualified students at other institutions. All submitted papers undergo review by SURJ’s team of editors, who subsequently deliberate and select the best submitted papers for publication. Our editors work closely with the selected authors to revise and polish their papers to best communicate the authors’ ideas and discoveries. These papers are submitted, reviewed and published under one of SURJ’s four sections:  Social Science, Natural Science, Engineering and Humanities.

Anemoi: Journal of Pre-Modern Studies

Anemoi is dedicated to publishing original critical and analytical papers from all disciplines within Classics, Medieval and Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies. We accept papers under a broad range of interdisciplinary topics within these fields, including but not limited to music, history, religion, literature, drama, philosophy, art, language, and economics. The history of pre-modern studies predisposes towards research with a focus on Europe, North Africa, and the Near East, but we welcome examinations of a broader geography, particularly in the context of Early Modern Studies. Because this journal seeks to provide a voice and publication opportunities for new scholars, only undergraduate work will be considered.

Makom: University of Chicago Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies

Makom publishes outstanding undergraduate essays that relate to Jewish Studies, broadly conceived and multidisciplinary. As such we welcome contributions from all perspectives if they critically engage Jewish history, religion, culture, thought, classical and modern texts, and languages. We are currently working on out 2016 publication and invite all who are interested to submit their writing.

National Collegiate Hall Council Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative (UReCA)

Our mission is to curate relevant, progressive and academic content that appeals to the undergraduate student. We, the creators, are also the audience, and therefore are attuned to the interests of our peers; we commit ourselves to becoming the number one undergraduate journal in the nation. UReCA is sponsored by the National Collegiate Honors Council, and is currently managed, edited, and produced by a team of ten undergraduate students from three different regions and a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Though diverse, we share a common goal: the production of a prestigious national journal, for honors students, by honors students.

McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal(MSURJ)

The journal offers undergraduate students from any university the unique opportunity to publish their findings to the McGill research community. The journal distinguishes itself with its rigorous editorial process; we hold our articles to a high standard of scientific acumen and writing quality: each incoming submission is first revised by our student editorial board. Qualifying articles are then submitted to our peer-reviewers, professors and graduate students who hail from universities all over the world.


We accept creative writing, (prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction), manuscripts of under 1500 words, and comics. Contributors are paid $100, and there is no submission fee. Only one submission is allowed.

Publication Opportunities for Emerging Writers

Listing of literary journals and magazines that welcome submissions from new and emerging writers.

Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (MJUR)

Founded in 2010, the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research is a peer- and faculty- reviewed journal produced by a team of Monmouth College student editors and faculty mentors. Scholars from a variety of colleges and universities contribute to the manuscript review process. Our mission is to support development of high-quality original undergraduate research, recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarly efforts and accomplishments, and contribute to the undergraduate learning experience. MJUR accepts submissions from all academic fields and from any undergraduate institution, national or international. New volumes of MJUR are published annually in print and online.

Fwd: Museum

Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, essays, exhibition/book reviews, artwork, creative writing, experimental forms, and interviews. All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement. Scholars, artists, practitioners, and activists from all fields are welcome to submit.

List of Undergraduate Research Journals

We are always looking for new undergraduate research journals. If you have suggestions for publications and other venues for undergraduate scholarship, please email

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