April 25, 2017

Get Published

Mason undergraduates have many opportunities to publish their student scholarly work in undergraduate journals, both here and nationally. Become part of the discussion by submitting your research to a peer-reviewed journal!

Publications are categorized below by general topic area, and all journals on this list accept undergraduate submissions. Some even offer awards for the top contributors. Plus, you’ll receive a huge resume boost by getting your research published before you’ve even graduated!

If you learn of any publications that accept submissions from undergraduates, but are not included on this list, please let us know at oscar@gmu.edu.

George Mason Review (GMR)

  • The GMR is Mason’s annual interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate student scholarship. Every year GMR recognizes outstanding student work with $900 in awards. Undergraduates are invited to submit up to ten works including research writing, literary critiques or analysis, creative nonfiction, visual art, or other academic works.

TABLET: The International Affairs Journal of George Mason University

  • TABLET is published bi-annually, every fall and spring semester. This journal accepts submissions on international affairs, economics, history, art, conflict analysis and resolution, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, global health, engineering, urban studies, etc. Papers are selected for inclusion in the journal based on the strength of the argument rather than on particular ideologies. In addition to publishing undergraduate and graduate submissions, TABLET also features the works of noted public figures and scholars, through guest essays, dialogues, and interviews.

Imponderabilia

  • Imponderabilia is a multidisciplinary student journal, a platform to share and exchange ideas, criticisms and reflections on anything anthropological (in the widest sense of the word – on anything related to culture and society). With contributions from students from different countries and disciplines, this journal tries to blur and overcome the boundaries between institutions, disciplines, theories, and between undergraduates and postgraduates.

National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA)

  • The National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA) is the student section of the American Anthropological Association founded in 1985 to address graduate and undergraduate student concerns and to promote the interests and involvement of students as anthropologists-in-training. NASA is a four-field network of students, which directly addresses issues that are of interest to both undergraduate and graduate students, including finding jobs, attending graduate school, fieldwork programs and networking.

BIOS

  • BIOS is the quarterly journal of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society (although membership to the society is NOT required for publication in BIOS). The journal invites current research, developments in biology, biology as a profession, as well as graduate and professional training for biologists. Special emphasis is placed on the publication of undergraduate research papers.

Journal for Global Business and Community (JGBC)

  • JGBC is a multidisciplinary e-journal dedicated to serving those participating in and affected by the global economy. It offers undergraduate students a venue for publishing works that: (1) explore the functional dimensions of global business organizations and behavior or (2) discuss the relationships between these businesses and the global economy with the political, social, cultural, economic, legal, technological and ethical issues derived from those relationships.


Michigan Journal of Business

  • The Michigan Journal of Business is the first undergraduate business journal in the United States with a worldwide audience, currently being distributed to over 200 University libraries in five continents. Papers may address a wide array of topics, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, operations management, information systems, business law, corporate ethics, and public policy.

Undergraduate Business and Economics Research (UBER) Journal

  • The Undergraduate Business and Economics Research Journal is a student-run publication of high-quality research from undergraduates throughout the nation. The journal invites papers relating to business and economics research to be considered for publication; submissions on any other topics will not be considered.

Allegheny Review

  • The Allegheny Review is dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and art. The Allegheny Review awards prizes to outstanding undergraduate poets and prose writers.

Collision Literary Magazine

  • Collision Literary Magazine is one of the few undergraduate publications in the nation dedicated exclusively to creative nonfiction and nonfiction poetry. Each semester, Collision publishes personal essays, narratives, travel pieces, profiles, poems, art, and photography by undergraduates from around the world.

Columbia Journal of Literary Criticism (CJLC)

  • CJLC is devoted to publishing rigorous works of undergraduate scholarship. It encourages students to view themselves as vital members of the intellectual community they inhabit and is looking for papers in the humanities that exhibit strong theses, internal coherence, and an engagement with academic scholarship.

Into the Teeth of the Wind

  • Into the Teeth of the Wind is a student-run review that is dedicated to publishing quality poetry in all of its various manifestations, from the strictly formal to the exotically eclectic. The review is published from one to four times per year, and accepts both poetry and art submissions year-round from around the world.

Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (JURO)

  • JURO is an online undergraduate research journal dedicated to promoting student research from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. JURO issues incorporate extensive multimedia elements, including streaming audio and video, to present the research and artwork of their contributors. While JURO primarily publishes scholarship conducted by students at the University of Georgia, special issues also include undergraduate research from other institutions.

The Oswald Review

  • The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. It is published annually each fall.

Queen City Writers (QCW)

  • QCW is a refereed online journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduates. It is published three times per year in the fall, winter, and spring. The journal invites thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that explore questions and problems relating to writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.

Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric (YSW)

  • YSW is a journal dedicated to publishing research articles written by undergraduates in a wide variety of disciplines associated with rhetoric and writing. It seeks theory-driven and/or research-based submissions from undergraduates on the following topics: writing, rhetoric, composition, professional writing, technical writing, business writing, discourse analysis, writing technologies, peer tutoring in writing, writing process, writing in the disciplines, and other related areas.

Illinois Wesleyan University Undergraduate Economic Review (UER)

  • UER is an online journal that publishes high quality original undergraduate economic research from student authors around the world. Student editors review submissions and post accepted articles quickly without the delays inherent in hard copy publications, and student authors retain copyright privileges.

Issues in Political Economy (IPE)

  • IPE is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. Though submissions on all topics in economics will receive consideration, papers should be analytical and seek to add new understanding to the topic. IPE is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University.


PIXEL: The Cambridge Undergraduate Journal of Development Economics

  • PIXEL is a student-run journal committed to promoting research and writing by undergraduates around the world in the field of development economics. As such, the journal solicits papers, essays, and articles on topics related to economic development.

UCLA Undergraduate Journal of Economics

  • The UCLA Undergraduate Journal of Economics is an academic journal run by undergraduate students at the University of California, Los Angeles. The journal seeks to publish outstanding research in fields of economics, business, and public policy.

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR)

  • AJUR is a refereed journal for undergraduate research in the pure and applied sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and related areas in education.

Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

  • Involve is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging high quality mathematical research involving students at all levels. This publication rests between the extremes of purely undergraduate research journals, which are generally aimed at undergraduate audiences, and mainstream research journals. All manuscripts accepted for publication in Involve should be publishable in quality journals in their respective fields, and submissions should include substantial faculty input or co-authorship.

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal

  • The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics, although papers must be sponsored by a mathematician familiar with the student’s work. The journal is refereed and published online.

RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences

  • RURALS is a faculty-refereed journal devoted to the publication of high quality research by undergraduates worldwide in all areas including, but not limited to: natural resources and environment; plants and their systems; animals and their systems; engineering and support systems; food and non-food products; economics, markets, and policy; human nutrition, food safety, and human health and well-being; and family and community systems.

Journal for Nurse Practitioners (JNP)

  • JNP, the official journal of the American College of Nurse Practitioners, provides a highly visible resource to help nurse practitioners stay current with clinical, research, and policy concerns. In addition to peer-reviewed clinical articles, JNP features continuing education opportunities, along with opinions and commentary on pressing legislative, regulatory, and clinical practice issues.

Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research

  • The Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research is a peer-reviewed, Internet-based journal dedicated to original undergraduate research in kinesiology. The Editor-In-Chief invites kinesiology-related undergraduate research from all academic institutions.

Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences

  • 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.

Learning & Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences

  • Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education. The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in light of: changes at their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies, and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy. The disciplines covered include politics and international relations, anthropology, sociology, criminology, social policy, cultural students, and educational studies.

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research at Appalachian State University

  • History Matters aims to publish the best undergraduate historical research possible. It provides the opportunity for top undergraduates from a variety of schools to be recognized for their work, familiarize themselves with the publishing process, and encourage student-faculty collaboration.


intersections: A Journal of the Comparative History of Ideas

  • intersections invites theses, research papers, seminar papers, and essays that fit within their general scope, which includes subjects typically addressed in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The journal accepts submissions at any time without prompt, and submissions are posted in an upcoming issue when they are deemed complete.

The Vanderbilt Historical Review

  • The Vanderbilt Historical Review (VHR) is the first and only journal of history at Vanderbilt, created in the fall of 2015 by a group of undergraduate students. The publication seeks to show the importance of studying the past through its semiannual publication. Topics may cover a wide range of disciplines, including economic, political, social, or cultural history. The editorial board leads a blind review process in which historically accurate, interesting, and creative articles are critiqued. In doing so, the journal provides a forum of academic debate on relevant historical questions.

Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society

  • The Journal of Politics & Society is an interdisciplinary journal, which only considers academic papers submitted by undergraduates for publication. It relies on a process comparable to the peer review and editing procedures of professional academic journals, with selected papers undergoing rigorous editing by an undergraduate-run Editorial Board.

The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society

  • The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society is a refereed, multidisciplinary electronic publication that aims to promote discourse and scholarship by encouraging students to pursue and engage in thoughtful discourses on topics of societal importance. The journal seeks papers that have a single thesis, are focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges. Students from institutions across the United States or abroad are invited to submit their work for review.

International Social Science Review (ISSR)

  • ISSR is a peer-reviewed journal that invites the submission of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography. ISSR is published twice each year; once in the summer and once in the winter. Each issue contains about four peer-reviewed articles, in addition to about 15 book reviews, which are written by scholars and carefully polished for publication by the book-review editor and the editor-in-chief.

Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (JURO)

  • JURO is an online undergraduate research journal dedicated to promoting student research from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. JURO issues incorporate extensive multimedia elements, including streaming audio and video, to present the research and artwork of their contributors. While JURO primarily publishes scholarship conducted by students at the University of Georgia, special issues also include undergraduate research from other institutions.

Journal of College and Character

  • This journal focuses on character development in college, and how colleges and universities influence, both intentionally and unintentionally, the moral and civic learning and behavior of their students. It includes resources and information designed to encourage discussion, research, and innovative educational practices, publishing scholarly articles and applied research on issues related to ethics, values, and character development in higher education. The journal asks college students to contribute short reflections (no more than 1,000 words) on ethical issues or dilemmas they encounter during college.

Journal of Integrated Social Sciences (JISS)

  • JISS aims to facilitate dialogue among scholars from different social science disciplines. It invites the submission of empirical or theoretical scholarship which focuses on the concept of “transformations,” capturing the dynamics, fluidity, and synthesis of individual and social phenomena. JISS especially encourages undergraduate (and graduate) students to submit, together with a faculty sponsor, their best work to be reviewed by our distinguished editorial board members.

Journal of Student Research (JOFSR)

  • JOFSR is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current student research. It seeks papers that are novel, integrative, and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience which includes a range of disciplines. The content of the journal ranges from applied to theoretical research. In general, papers are welcomed from all topics.

Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal (LURJ)

  • LURJ is an online journal run by and for undergraduate students. It is international in scope, and welcomes papers from all undergraduates. Papers are accepted at all times.

NeoAmericanist

  • NeoAmericanist is an e-journal that pushes the boundaries of scholarship and theory, and blurs the lines between academic disciplines and popular culture. Works (including poetry or creative writing, photographs and images, articles, and reviews) that have anything to do with the study of America are appropriate for submission.

Papers and Pubs

  • Papers and pubs is a peer-reviewed journal of undergraduate research that promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. Published annually. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2013 for the May 2013 publication.

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review (PUR)

  • PUR is a multidisciplinary journal that accepts papers from around the world, seeking to advance independent undergraduate research. This journal has a rolling submissions process and accepts papers throughout the year.

Queen City Writers (QCW)

  • QCW is a refereed online journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduates. It is published three times per year in the fall, winter, and spring. The journal invites thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that explore questions and problems relating to writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.

Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review 

  • The Mid-Atlantic Leadership Review (MLR) is an online, peer-reviewed, leadership studies journal based at Christopher Newport University. Its focus is to publish high-quality research articles written by CNU students and other undergraduate students from around the country.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research invites students in the southeastern region to submit original work that has been presented at a conference, showcase, or capstone course either on their own campus or at a regional/national conference site. Original research papers and creative works are welcome from all departments and disciplines.

VA Engage Journal

  • The VA Engage Journal promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The journal provides a forum for students to publish research studies (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), reflection essays, and reviews of current literature and engagement practice, all with guidance and mentorship from engaged faculty and staff. Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full- or part-time at a two- or four-year college or university in Virginia in the academic year preceding the submission deadline is eligible to submit an article. Submissions with multiple authors are welcome.

Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research

  • Reinvention is an online, peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal that welcomes academic articles from across the disciplines. After initial editor screening, all submissions undergo rigorous peer review by two or three anonymous referees. Reinvention is published bi-annually and only includes papers written by undergraduate students in both the UK and oversea.

Involve: A Journal of Mathematics

  • Involve is dedicated to showcasing and encouraging high quality mathematical research involving students at all levels. This publication rests between the extremes of purely undergraduate research journals, which are generally aimed at undergraduate audiences, and mainstream research journals. All manuscripts accepted for publication in Involve should be publishable in quality journals in their respective fields, and submissions should include substantial faculty input or co-authorship.

Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal

  • The Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates on topics related to mathematics, although papers must be sponsored by a mathematician familiar with the student’s work. The journal is refereed and published online.

Nanoscape: The Journal for Undergraduate Research in Nanoscience

  • Nanoscape is an annual publication of original research conducted by undergraduates across the country. It disseminates the results of undergraduate research in the broad fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology to the wider community, and encourages undergraduate involvement in research opportunities.

Aporia: Dartmouth’s Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

  • Aporia showcases high quality undergraduate work in philosophy, accepting submissions from students at all colleges and universities. Issues tend to center on a common theme that varies from publication to publication, but thoughtful submissions on any philosophical topic are welcome.

Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics (JURP)

  • JURP is devoted to archiving research conducted by undergraduate students in physics and its related fields, and is a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information by undergraduate students. Papers in experimental physics, theoretical physics, or educational research in physics are welcome.

Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research (JBNR)

  • JBNR is an online peer reviewed journal, featuring articles from any discipline within psychology and neuroscience. Priority is given to those studies which integrate behavioral and neuroscience techniques as commonly found in fields including behavioral neuroscience, psychoneuroimmunology, health psychology, behavioral endocrinology, developmental biopsychology, psychopharmacology, and neuropsychology. Submissions from all levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/researchers, are invited.

Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research

  • Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research is an international, fully reviewed, quarterly journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research. Submissions are accepted for review throughout the year and should be empirical research articles on any topic in the psychological sciences. The primary author of a submitted manuscript must be an undergraduate student who is a member of Psi Chi at the time of submission.

UCLA Undergraduate Psychology Journal (UPJ)

  • UPJ is an online refereed journal published by undergraduates at the University of California, Los Angeles, and featuring the scholarly work of undergraduates both at UCLA and around the country. The journal invites empirical research papers that emphasize the possible behavioral, psychobiological, cognitive, neurological, physiological, social, developmental, and/or emotional mechanisms behind psychological functioning.

International Social Science Review (ISSR)

  • ISSR is a peer-reviewed journal that invites the submission of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography. ISSR is published twice each year; once in the summer and once in the winter. Each issue contains about four peer-reviewed articles, in addition to about 15 book reviews, which are written by scholars and carefully polished for publication by the book-review editor and the editor-in-chief.

Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (JURO)

  • JURO is an online undergraduate research journal dedicated to promoting student research from the arts, humanities, and social sciences. JURO issues incorporate extensive multimedia elements, including streaming audio and video, to present the research and artwork of their contributors. While JURO primarily publishes scholarship conducted by students at the University of Georgia, special issues also include undergraduate research from other institutions.

Journal of Integrated Social Sciences (JISS)

  • JISS aims to facilitate dialogue among scholars from different social science disciplines. It invites the submission of empirical or theoretical scholarship which focuses on the concept of “transformations,” capturing the dynamics, fluidity, and synthesis of individual and social phenomena. JISS especially encourages undergraduate (and graduate) students to submit, together with a faculty sponsor, their best work to be reviewed by our distinguished editorial board members.


Learning & Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences

  • Learning and Teaching (LATISS) is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education. The journal invites students and staff to explore their education practices in light of: changes at their institutions, national higher education policies, the strategies of international agencies, and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy. The disciplines covered include politics and international relations, anthropology, sociology, criminology, social policy, cultural students, and educational studies.

The Michigan Journal of Political Science (MJPS)

  • MJPS routinely publishes exceptional undergraduate research papers in the disciplines of political science, public policy, international relations, economics, criminology, sociology, law, history, political philosophy, political psychology, and public health, among others. Both qualitative and quantitative research is considered for publication; the only requirement is a demonstrated relevance to the study of a political society.