Undergraduate Publishing Opportunities

There are many journals that publish undergraduate research, scholarly, or creative work.  The ones listed below are just some suggestions.  

NAU journals

The Tunnels is a peer-reviewed and edited creative and critical journal, publishing work from undergraduate writers at Northern Arizona University who use words to make claims about the world—explicitly and implicitly—in their stories, poems, and literary and academic essays.

Thin Air is a literary journal that features original works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art by graduate students.

Zetetikon is an e-zine featuring philosophical and other work from students and faculty.

Other journals

Skyline: Big Sky Conference Undergraduate Journal is a new online publication focusing on empirically based research and thought provoking analyses of sport in society, providing a connection between athletics and academics. Articles from any discipline will be considered if these include an athletics nexus. For spring, 2014, the NAU contact is Dr. Gae Johnson (gae.johnson@nau.edu).

Discussions is the peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal of Case Western Reserve University, publishing research papers written by current undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities around the globe. The research can be on any topic, not limited to science or engineering. A student may submit a paper from a class, as long as his/her work presents a new and innovative idea.  Submission deadlines vary by edition; please refer to website for details.

International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors from academic institutions of higher learning. The Journal accepts submissions of research articles, fiction, poetry, photography, videos, and other creative works from undergraduate students in all academic disciplines. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be published on the Journal website after successful review.

Journal of Student Research is an electronic, peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current papers in an array of disciplines that are novel, integrative, and accessible to a wide audience.

Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence is a peer-reviewed journal accepting submission of any subject from any undergraduate institution.

Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research is a peer-reviewed journal accepting empirical research manuscripts from undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty who are members of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Undergraduate Math Journal is devoted entirely to papers written by undergraduates for work completed before graduation. This is a refereed, online journal.

Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences is an annual online, national, reviewed journal dedicated to the publication a full range of the scholarly efforts of undergraduate students.


A more complete list of options can be found on the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Resources for Students Undergraduate Journals website.

Undergraduate Research Commons

The Undergraduate Research Commons is a discovery portal showcasing over 700 outstanding undergraduate research publications—and counting. This collection of exemplary undergraduate work includes award-winning capstone projects, faculty-mentored research, and peer-reviewed scholarship from hundreds of undergraduate institutions. 

With the Undergraduate Research Commons, undergraduate authors can also see which peer-reviewed journals and conferences are currently open for submissions.