There are a number of journals hosted at universities across the country accepting undergraduate student submissions. A sample of external journals is listed below. Be sure to search the internet for the most up-to-date and complete listing of opportunities.
The American Undergraduate Journal of Politics and Government provides a competitive, bi-annual platform exclusively for undergraduate papers. The Journal encourages students from all classes and majors to submit papers to one of four divisions:
The Journal’s editorial board is comprised of undergraduate peers at Purdue University who endeavor each semester to publish manuscripts of the highest academic quality.
The Dualist is dedicated to recognizing valuable undergraduate contributions in philosophy and providing a medium for undergraduate discourse on topics of philosophical interest. It was created by students at Stanford University in 1994 and has since featured submissions from undergraduate students around the world. The journal is published each spring and distributed to philosophy departments across the nation.
Forbes & Fifth, a magazine published by Dietrich School undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh, and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, unites works of research, creative writing, and scholarly articles under the banner of interdisciplinary collaboration. We seek articles of an interdisciplinary nature, both in form and content. We’ve featured research articles on Internet memes, Peruvian terrorism, Mongolian folk rock, Great Britain’s “Little Ice Age,” as well as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. We’re also interested in visual art, translations, and reviews. Undergraduates at accredited institutions may submit inquiries or work by e-mail.
The Journal of Young Investigators publishes original research papers, review articles, features, letters to the editor, and other science-related content. Reports on original research are limited to research conducted while or before the author was an undergraduate.
The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review (PUR) gives undergraduates throughout the country an avenue to publish original scholarship that might otherwise go unnoticed. The PUR’s review process is similar to that of professional academic journals: two referees with expertise in fields related to each prospective article are chosen from a pool of faculty members at the University of Pittsburgh and surrounding institutions. The referees evaluate the paper for originality, clarity, quality of reasoning, and research.
The Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research encourages undergraduate students to submit manuscripts for consideration. The journal accepts submissions for review on an ongoing basis. Although manuscripts are limited to empirical research, they may cover any topical area in the psychological sciences.