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UT Austin Undergraduate Research Journals

Each undergraduate research journal listed below is run by an all-student staff. Check each publication’s website for the most up-to-date information on submission procedures and deadlines. If you’re interested in learning more about the world of research and publishing, contact the journal to find out how to participate.


Produced annually by students at The University of Texas at Austin, Analecta is comprised of student art and previously unpublished student literature collected from a contest held at over 280 colleges and universities each fall.

Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo is a student-run philosophy journal that seeks to serve as an outlet for undergraduate philosophy essays of exceptional quality. The journal is produced by the Undergraduate Philosophy Association and supported in large part by the Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. Ex Nihilo is published in the spring, and issues are published in print as well as online.

Sociological Insight

The Sociology Department launched Sociological Insight in the fall of 2008. It is a peer-reviewed sociology journal promoting undergraduate scholarship in the social sciences. Sociological Insight seeks to provide an opportunity for undergraduates in the United States and abroad to publish their very best academic papers and reap the benefits of subjecting their research to a rigorous peer-review process.
In addition to publishing superlative academic manuscripts, Sociological Insight publishes reviews of recent books related to the social sciences and interviews with academics, professionals, and activists about subjects of sociological significance.

Student Journal of Latin American Studies

The Student Journal of Latin American Studies was established to increase student involvement in Latin American research topics and to further connect the work of graduate and undergraduate students across the nation. The journal provides a medium through which students from any higher-education institution and any discipline may publish original research on topics related to Latin America.

Undergraduate Journal of Economics

The Undergraduate Journal of Economics is a research journal based at The University of Texas at Austin and sponsored by the Longhorn Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society. Its mission is to publish outstanding undergraduate research in the fields of Economics, International Relations, Finance, and Public Policy, while fostering scientific learning within the UT community. As a venue for aspiring economists, UJE UT hopes to provide visibility to undergraduate research and establish a dialogue between students of economics at all levels.

University of Texas Undergraduate Research Journal

The Undergraduate Research Journal is a student-edited, multi-disciplinary journal of undergraduate research at UT Austin.