Publishing Opportunities for Undergraduates
Mercyhurst Undergraduate Journals and Conferences DirectoryInterdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary
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.
Council on Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Journals and Publications
The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council (JNCHC)
JNCHC is a refereed periodical publishing scholarly articles stressing research in and on Honors education. Articles include analyses of trends in teaching methodology, articles on interdisciplinary efforts, discussions of problems common to Honors programs, items on the national higher education agenda, and presentations of emergent issues relevant to Honors education. Two issues are published annually. Submission deadlines: March 1 and September 1Interdisciplinary - Humanities
Honors in Practice (HIP)
HIP accommodates NCHC members' need and desire for articles about nuts-and-bolts issues, innovative practices in individual Honors programs, and other Honors topics of concern to the membership. HIP publishes practical and descriptive essays, including descriptions of successful Honors courses, suggestions for out-of-class experiences, and administrative issues. The journal is published annually. Submission deadline: January 1
The Southern Regional Honors Council publishes its own literary journal called Sanctuary. This journal publishes poems, short stories, creative essays, drawings, and photographs.
The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review
This journal publishes interdisciplinary scholarship by students in all fields. Awards a prize of $250 to the best essay in each publication.
Journal of Student Research
Journal of Student Research is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. The journal uses an automated process from manuscript submission to publication. Manuscript submission, peer review, and publication, are all handled online, and the journal automates all clerical steps during peer review. It allows authors and editors to follow the progress of peer review on the Internet. Our turn-around time (submission to publication) averages around 90 days, if approved on the first attempt. Submission deadline: ongoing
AgoraInterdisciplinary - Sciences
Publishes articles and book reviews in the humanistic disciplines. No current call for papers. Check website for updates.
A print, online journal, and blog on philosophy, pop culture, sociology, and critical theory.
Published at Johns Hopkins University, this journal prints interdisciplinary essays in any scholarly field that include philosophy as one disciplinary perspective. Awards cash prizes for the best submissions. Encourages "controversial and unconventional" topics. Submission deadline: February 1
Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal
Publishes reviews, research, and art related to fields in the sciences. Open to undergraduates from all institutions. Submission deadline: December 1Biology
Journal of Undergraduate Sciences
A peer-reviewed journal run by and for students. Publishes articles in all natural science fields.
EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
A journal designed to promote the education of evolutionary theory in colleges and universities. EvoS Journal welcomes work from all academic disciplines as well as interdisciplinary scholarship that incorporates evolutionary theory across areas of study.
Journal of Young Investigators
A peer-reviewed journal that publishes research articles, review articles, editorials, and feature articles on topics relevant to current scientific research or undergraduate science education. For articles on the natural sciences; emphasis is on pure rather than applied research. The journal also hires student editors.
Journal of Undergraduate Research in Bioengineering
Publishes original research by bioengineering students. Research need not be completed; works in progress are acceptable. Submission deadlines: October 1 and April 1
URJHS: Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
This 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. Submission deadline: ongoing
BIOS, a quarterly journal of biology and the journal of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Society, has been published since 1930. It has a three-fold purpose: to publish matters that pertain to the affairs of the Society, to publish articles by members, and to publish articles that will be of general interest to biologists. Many distinguished biologists have contributed manuscripts for publication in BIOS, written especially with the undergraduate reader in mind. Subjects covered include articles on current research, developments in biology, biology as a profession, biology education, and articles on graduate and professional training for biologists. Special emphasis is placed on the publication of undergraduate research papers. Submission deadline: Published four times a year (March, May, September, and December).
The Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications
The Elon Journal is the first to focus on undergraduate research in journalism, media and communications. Submission deadline: Published biannually in Spring and Fall.Creative Arts
The Allegheny Review
This online journal is a national journal that publishes undergraduate work in poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, and art. Submission deadline: December 1 Economics
Issues in Political EconomyEnglish
A student-run journal devoted to publishing research in fields related to economics. Articles must be submitted through a faculty sponsor. Submission deadline: January
The Oswald Review
This journal publishes criticism and research in by undergraduates in the field of English. Faculty sponsorship is necessary. Submission deadline: March 31History
Études Historiques is a scholar reviewed journal that publishes undergraduate research on various topics of historical study. The journal is housed at North Georgia College & State University, but submissions from any undergraduate student will be considered.
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Math JournalNursing
Publishes expository work as well as proposals. Proposals can be co-written with faculty members. Submission deadline: September
Journal of Undergraduate Nursing ScholarshipPhilosophy
An online publication for students enrolled in baccalaureate nursing programs. Publishes original research papers as well as papers on current issues in nursing and health care.
Publishes student papers in philosophy. Located at Brigham Young University. Publishes twice yearly; fall journal is on-line only. Manuscript length is 5,000 words. Submission deadline: September
An undergraduate journal of philosophy. Publishes essays of 10-30 pages written for courses, honors theses, and independent research. Authors are awarded $25 each with $100 going to the author of the top paper. Submission deadline: January
Senior philosophy students at Sewanee, the University of the South, serve as the editorial board for this journal that publishes essays by philosophy undergraduates from around the world.
A student journal of philosophy at the University of Michigan. Publishes work by all students without a graduate degree. Submission deadline: August
Journal of Undergraduate Research in Physics
Publishes papers in pure or applied physics. Student submissions must be sponsored by a faculty member.Political Science
Columbia University Journal of Politics & Society
The Editorial Board of the Helvidius Group seeks submissions of scholarly research from undergraduates (current graduating class year or later) in colleges and universities around the world. Individuals who graduated this year may submit work they completed as undergraduates.Psychology
Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences
An annual journal open to graduates and undergraduates. Publishes essays on topics including Behavioral Neuroscience; Social; Sport; Industrial/Organizational; Clinical; Substance Abuse; Personality; Learning; Psychopharmacology; Health; Medical; Psychotraumatology; Cognitive, Developmental; Psychology of Women/Men; Cognitive; Developmental; Experimental; Humanistic; Transpersonal and Peace Psychology. Submission deadline: February 15
Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research
A national journal published quarterly. Publishes essays in fields related to psychology.
Rhodes Scholars are elected for two years of study at the University of Oxford, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar's behalf by the Rhodes Trustees. Each Scholar receives in addition a maintenance allowance adequate to meet necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Rhodes Trustees cover the necessary costs of travel to and from Oxford, and upon application, may approve additional grants for research purposes or study-related travel.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship is a competitive merit-based scholarship for students who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering, or the natural sciences. Applicant must be a matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree this academic year (a junior plans to graduate by May 2006; a sophomore by May 2007); have a GPA of at least 3.50; be a US citizen, resident alien, or US national. Applicants must be nominated by their university. The University of Central Arkansas may nominate up to four applicants.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships to college juniors who have outstanding leadership potential, plan to pursue careers in public service, and wish to attend graduate school to help prepare for their public service careers. The Foundation defines public service as employment in: government at any level, uniformed services, public, interest organizations such as those whose primary purposes are to help needy or disadvantaged persons or to protect the environment. A wide variety of fields of study can lead to careers in public service.
Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship is offered to students from a broad range of disciplines. Majors have included environmental engineering, agriculture, biology and other natural sciences, natural resource management, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, history, public policy, and pre-law. Likewise, Native American and Alaska Native scholars have come from such backgrounds as American Indian studies, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, tribal policy, economic development, government, health care, health sciences, and health policy. It is anticipated that the candidate's plan of study will include coursework in ethics and public policy and/or public or community service experience in the area of the candidate's career field.
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship program seeks to identify and support extraordinary individuals who plan to pursue a full time graduate degree program. Fellows may use the award to attend any graduate school in the United States or abroad to pursue any graduate degree in the arts and sciences or any professional degree, including medicine, law, or business.
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships
The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.
Fulbright Scholar Program
The US Student Program is designed to give recent BS/BA graduates and master's and doctoral candidates opportunities for personal development and international experience. Applicants plan their own programs. Projects may include university course-work, independent library or field research, or classes in a music conservatory or art school. Recent projects have involved cancer research in the UK, free market development in Mauritius, women's rights in Chile, and contemporary artistic expression in India. Details about the fellowships are available at the fellowship's web site. Since applicants must present their own study or research plan, most applicants need at least 6 months prior to the application deadline to develop their plans. Fulbright fellowships can be used to undertake study or research in most areas of the world. Approximately 950 fellowships are awarded annually. Competition is especially intense for the United Kingdom.
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to U.S. national security, broadly defined, and underrepresented in study abroad.
Teach for America
Teach For America (TFA) is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in underresourced urban and rural public schools. As a member of the Americorps National Service Network, TFA seeks to meet the pressing needs of school districts facing severe teacher shortages. Since its inception in 1989, more than 3000 TFA teachers have been placed in 13 geographic areas across the country, from South Central Los Angeles to the rural South to the South Bronx.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates.