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Undergraduate Research

East Tennessee State University

Publishing Your Work


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, first speak with your Faculty Mentor.  Your Mentor will know about the best journals for your work.

There are journals that specialize in publishing the results of undergraduate research and creative projects. Here are some links of interest:

The Council on Undergraduate Research maintains a large listing of journals that publish undergraduate work.  There are dozens and dozens of options.  Some are interdisciplinary; others accept submissions in limited fields.  Some journals are not associated with any particular institution, but many journals are connected to particular institutions.  In those cases check on the submission policies of the journal.

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. 

JURP is a peer-reviewed publication of the Society of Physics Students comprised of research, outreach, and scholarly reporting. 

Pursuit: The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee was founded in 2009. Pursuit is dedicated to publishing the scholarly work of undergraduates and is supported by the University of Tennessee Office of Research. Pursuit accepts works from all academic disciplines.  (Graduates may submit their work within one year of their graduation date.

The editors and review board are undergraduate students who consider and review submissions and work with select faculty and staff to publish Pursuit.  

Reviews in Undergraduate Research is an international undergraduate journal dedicated solely to publishing high-quality natural sciences reviews by undergraduate student-authors for their peers.

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.

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 students institutional affiliation. 






Pursue your passion.


To promote and advance the sciences, humanities, and arts by engaging and supporting undergraduates in research.


To make undergraduate research an integral part of the university experience at ETSU.

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