Getting Published

Guide to Undergraduate Research Journals (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Armstrong’s Own Journals


Armstrong's student literary and art journal allows students to publish original short stories, short poems, and visual art. The Calliope advisor is Dr. Christopher Baker.

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History

Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History is an online journal dedicated to promoting undergraduate students’ research interest in history and their writing skills. The journal is also hoped to strengthen the collaborations in learning between undergraduates and graduates, students and faculty, and history majors and those from other study fields. All submissions will be fully refereed in a blind reviewing process by history professors and graduate students from Armstrong and other universities. 

Multidisciplinary, National UR Journals

Papers and Pubs

Papers and Pub(lication)s is an open access peer reviewed online and print journal of undergraduate research. Papers and Pubs is published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by the Center of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities at North Georgia College & State University. Papers and Pubs promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. Deadline for submission is February 15, 2014

Intersections (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)

Intersections is an online journal published by the Comparative History of Ideas program at the University of Washington, Seattle.Intersections features undergraduate theses, seminar papers, and essays in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Interested authors should address their article, abstract, and author bio (as separate Word files) to:

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review

The PUR is a multidisciplinary journal that accepts papers from around the world. In turn, hardcopies of the journal are distributed nation-wide, and the published papers are available via this website. 

Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research

Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research is an online, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high-quality undergraduate student research. The journal welcomes academic articles from all disciplinary areas. 

Specialized National Undergraduate Research Journals


Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The JUE is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. It has crossovers with anthropology, sociology, American studies, urban studies as well as programs in education or marketing. Deadline is January 15, 2013. 

Art, Music and Theatre

Analecta Literary & Fine Arts Journal

Analecta is the official Literary and Fine Arts Journal at The University of Texas at Austin. Analecta features a manifold collection of poetry, prose (both essays and fiction), dramatic works, and visual arts. Accepting submissions beginning in late September. 

Mosaic (Visual Art, Drama, Creative Writing)

University of California: Riverside's annual art & lit publication, run by UCR undergraduates. Rolling Submission. 



Foundations was founded in 2005 by undergraduates at The Johns Hopkins University. The mission was simple: Fill a glaring void in the scope of historical publications by providing a forum for undergraduates undertaking substantive research to publish their findings. 

History Matters

History Matters: an Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research is an electronic journal published annually by the department of history at Appalachian State University. Deadline: Last Friday of January. 

Criminal Justice, Society, and Political Science

The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics & Society (“societal and global issues”)

The Dialectics is an electronic journal devoted to undergraduate scholarship and discourse. The Journal welcomes high quality essays on issues of public importance. Deadline: Papers will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

International Social Science Review

An edition of the ISSR appears each summer and another appears each winter. Each edition contains about four peer-reviewed articles. Each edition also contains about 15 book reviews, which are written by scholars and carefully polished for publication by the book-review editor and the editor-in-chief. Deadline for submissions for publication in the spring edition is January 15 and for the fall edition is June 15. 

Journal of Politics and Society

The Journal of Politics and Society provides a forum for undergraduate discourse on issues concerning law and public concern. 

Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

Allegheny Review (Creative Writing)

A nationwide literary magazines dedicated exclusively to undergraduate works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork. Published annually, the periodical showcases some of the best literature the nation’s undergraduates have to offer. 

The Interlocutor: Sewanee Undergraduate Philosophical Review (Philosophy)

As a part of their Senior Seminar, Sewanee seniors in the Philosophy Department function as the editorial board for The Interlocutor. The Interlocutor solicits submissions from undergraduate philosophers around the world and seeks to publish undergraduate work of high quality. Deadlline: March 15, 2013 

The Kennesaw Tower (Foreign Languages)

Publishes quality, scholarly work of advanced undergraduate students in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. 

The Oswald Review (English—Literary Criticism)

The Oswald Review (TOR) is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Deadline is March 31, 2013. 

Susquehanna Review (Creative Writing)

The Susquehanna Review annually features works of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry written by undergraduates from across the United States.  Deadline is March 15, 2013. 

Yale Philosophy Review

The Yale Philosophy Reviewis an annual journal that showcases the best and most original of philosophic thought by undergraduatestudents, worldwide. Deadline is March 1.  

Misc. UR Publications

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Getting Published includes a list of campus-wide and nationwide journals and magazines devoted to undergraduate work.  These are not the same places where professors publish, but they provide outlets for students to share their work with a much larger audience.  In addition to the prestige gained from being a published author, an undergraduate student who publishes his or her work sharpens writing skills, learns about the process of revision, and builds a better resume.  Employers and graduate schools recognize that it takes a strong commitment to get a project published.
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