Whether your research leads to an essay, poetry, or scientific
report, you have many opportunities to publish your work in reviewed,
national, professional journals or other outlets.
If you wish to
publish, you should first talk to your Faculty Mentor. In some
areas, their advice is the best. For example, there are hundreds
of scientific journals available in a diversity of fields and submitting
your work to one of these journals would be in your best interests.
However, there are also journals available that specialize in publishing
the results of undergraduate research and creative projects. The
major journals in this area are:
The URC Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual online
national, reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate
student research. The twofold purpose of the journal is to foster
and reward the scholarly efforts of undergraduate human sciences
students as well as to provide a valuable learning experience. The
articles represent primarily the work of the undergraduate student(s).
Faculty members, who deserve recognition, are identified by an asterisk
next to their names.
The articles published in this journal will reflect appropriate
scope and complexity for excellent undergraduate work. The basis
for accepting papers for publication is the agreement among three
reviewers (two professionals and one peer) that the project and design
are strong representatives of introductory level research.
JYI, Inc. is a exciting, student-led initiative to broaden the
scope of the undergraduate scientific experience. JYI provides opportunities
for students to participate in the scientific review and publication
processes, primarily through the operation of its peer-reviewed journal
for undergraduates. Incorporated as a non-profit, entirely student-run
corporation, JYI's staff members currently represent over 30 different
academic institutions. JYI has been featured in EurekAlert!, Chemical
Engineering News, and The Chronicle on Higher Education.
Recently, an article highlighting JYI appeared in The New York
Times (17 February 1999).
Reviews in Undergraduate Research is an international
undergraduate journal dedicated solely to publishing high-quality
natural sciences reviews by undergraduate student-authors for their
The Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal is written for undergraduates
everywhere. Original work, entertaining writing, stunning production.
In each issue, CURJ presents an exciting composite of letters, reviews,
research, and art. Remember why you enjoy science in the first place.
I.D.E.A.S. is an
electronic academic journal for original undergraduate research in
Asian Studies. I.D.E.A.S. is accepting submissions for
review (see website for entry deadline). For full
details & printable release form (required), please visit the
I.D.E.A.S. website at
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.