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The Compass Rose presents undergraduate responses to the broad scope of human questions arising out of the liberal arts. The journal seeks works from students in the Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities and other disciplines which succeed in transcending the compartmentalization of discipline and address matters of importance to the human whole to which the great works in the liberal arts tradition point us.

Journals from across North America

1890: A Journal of Undergraduate Research - University of Central Oklahoma

1890: A Journal of Undergraduate Research invites undergraduate students from all universities to submit their work—from any discipline—to be considered for publication in our undergraduate research journal. The journal is interdisciplinary, meaning that research, scholarly articles, creative writing, artwork, and photography will all be placed under consideration. For more information, please see our call for submissions at our website.

Advanced Journal of Graduate Research

Advanced Journal of Graduate Research (ISSN:2456-7108) is a refereed journal dedicated to publishing research work carried out by Bachelor/Master Degree students under the supervision of a faculty member. Normally research work carried out as a part of the undergraduate course or graduate course in the form of final year thesis (course project) will be considered in this specific graduate journal. Any mentored student may submit articles related to all area of Science and Technology including Life Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Earth Science, Agriculture Science, Medical Science, Chemical Science, Physical Science. This journal accepts original research article, review article and survey article. Normal publication is free in this journal with open access availability of published article.

American Journal of Undergraduate Research

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR) is a national, independent, peer reviewed, open-source, no-cost-to-authors, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal. AJUR is indexed. AJUR (print ISSN 1536-4585, web ISSN 2375-8732) was established in 2002.

Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research - Butler University

The Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research publishes original, scholarly research undertaken by undergraduates from any college or university. BJUR builds upon and strengthens Butler’s commitment to quality undergraduate research by providing an outlet for the publication of outstanding undergraduate scholarship across the humanities, social and natural sciences.

Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal - California Institute of Technology

The Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal publishes the best undergraduate submissions from around the world in the form of scientific and featured articles.

Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research - University of British Columbia

The Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research (CJUR) is a biannual publication that highlights work being done by undergraduates in all areas of academic research. CJUR publishes a variety of article types, including primary research, reviews, commentaries, and critiques. All submissions are reviewed by experienced graduate students.

Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy - The University of Chicago

The Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy (CJFP) is a journal published by undergraduates at The University of Chicago that aims to provide a forum for problem-solving and analysis around international affairs. The journal, founded in 2012, features a collection of articles that reflect on historical, economic, political, and cultural developments within nations other than the United States, or explores relationships between the United States and the world. Each edition covers topics from regions around the world, and engages in ongoing discussions held on the international stage. Our biannual edition, published in the early winter and late spring, serves as a complement to our regularly updated online publication, featuring articles, op-eds, and blog posts produced and edited by our staff and by other students at our university. CJFP is a registered student organization (RSO) of UChicago.

Clio's Scroll, The Berkeley Undergraduate History Journal - University of California, Berkeley, Department of History

Clio’s Scroll, the Berkeley Undergraduate History Journal, is published twice yearly by students of the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. The journal aims to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to publish historical works, develop the editing and writing skills of contributors and board members, and train them in the editorial process of an academic journal.

Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History - Columbia University

The Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History is a publication of the Undergraduate History Council at Columbia University. To solicit material, the Undergraduate History Council asks professors from history departments across the United States and internationally to nominate the most outstanding undergraduate work from their classes. They post all nominated articles and then select from among them to be published in the journal.

Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas - Northern Illinois University

Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas seeks to publish essays by undergraduates at colleges and universities anywhere in the world on current American political issues understood in the broad contexts of political philosophy, history, literature, and culture. The journal encourages submissions from across academic disciplines and welcomes the use various historical, philosophic, and empirical methods of analysis. This online journal aims to provide a space for the work of talented undergraduates who have original and well-articulated insights on important ideas and issues relating to American democracy.

Consilience, The Journal of Sustainability Development - Columbia University

Consilience is an online journal dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable development. This journal aims to bring students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically rigorous medium. Consilience publishes scholarly articles, opinion pieces, field notes, editorial columns, and photo essays. By providing a public platform for discussion, we hope to encourage a global community to think more broadly, thoroughly, and analytically about sustainable development.

Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship - Kansas State University

Crossing Borders introduces undergraduates to the processes and values of open-access, peer-reviewed communication, thereby preparing them to be more critical consumers and producers of scholarly discourse. The editors welcome submissions from any discipline.

Culture, Society, and Praxis - California State University, Monterey Bay

Culture, Society, and Praxis is a peer reviewed, undergraduate, open access social scientific journal. We accept all forms of scholarly expression, including research-based writing, creative writing, visual arts, and more. As long as it was created by a student and is relevant to the social sciences, we’d love to see it. We do not reject any eligible submissions; we simply ask that students commit to revising their work until it is publishable.

Digital America - University of Richmond

Digital America is an online journal that focuses on digital art and culture with an eye toward the American experience. The journal was founded in 2012 at the University of Richmond when a class that happened to be also be called “Digital America” decided to toss the syllabus and focus on creating an online journal for misfit work. Since that small act of academic rebellion, the journal has grown from a student-focused publication to a fully formed online journal with a publication schedule. New issues arrive in November and April of each year.

As we continue to grow, our focus remains on work that just doesn’t quite fit anywhere else. We celebrate experimental internet art that may never live in a gallery, and we look for new perspectives on popular culture, digital culture, and art. We look for students in all walks and levels of academic life, and we encourage writers, thinkers, and creators to keep writing, thinking, and creating in that liminal space between school and whatever comes next.

Digital Literature Review - Ball State University

Digital Literature Review is the Ball State University English Department's new undergraduate academic journal, edited and produced by Ball State undergraduates. Our goal is to showcase the valuable contributions of hardworking, creative undergraduate students. We welcome original, engaging, scholarly submissions from the perspective of a wide range of academic disciplines, including film studies, theatre, anthropology, psychology, and literary and cultural studies. 

Discussions - Case Western Reserve University

Discussions is the undergraduate research journal of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. We are currently accepting submissions from all majors! We accept from all over the nation and have received submissions from Princeton, Florida, and even New Zealand. Our current acceptance rates are around 30 percent, and we are becoming more competitive every year. 

DUJS Homepage - Dartmouth College

Founded in 1998, the Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science aims to increase scientific awareness by providing an interdisciplinary forum for sharing undergraduate research and enriching scientific knowledge. The DUJS prints quarterly journals that include science news and review articles, along with research by undergraduates. Weekly Dartmouth Science News articles are also posted to the DUJS website.

EVOS Journal

EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium is 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.

fenjan - University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania's premier journal on the Middle East. Dedicated to increasing empathy for and understanding of the Middle East. It covers countries commonly recognized as part of the MENA region and they welcome people of every cultural identifier and background.

Fine Focus - Ball State University

As the first microbiology research journal for undergraduates, Fine Focus has an international Editorial Board composed of experts in all subdisciplines of microbiology, targeting undergraduate researchers and their mentors. It publishes original research by undergraduate students in microbiology. This includes works in all microbiological specialties, including microbiology education. Research in other biology disciplines will not be accepted unless the main emphasis of the work centers on microorganism(s). Submitted manuscripts go through a double-blind review process. If accepted, articles appear both in print and online. Fine Focus is managed entirely by undergraduate students from production to print; the Editorial Board reviews manuscripts.

First-Gen Voices - Loyola Marymount University

First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience is a peer-reviewed journal of creative writing, visual and recorded art, and scholarly work from the first-generation college community---students, faculty, and staff whose parents have not completed bachelor's degrees from institutions in the United States). Founded in spring 2014 at Loyola Marymount University, First-Gen Voices offers a space where individuals from diverse backgrounds can engage one another in conversation through their shared social identity as first-gen college students. This publication aims to promote awareness about the first-gen experience, the valuable forms of social capital first-gen students bring into the university, and the meaningful contributions they make to their local and global communities.

Forbes & Fifth - University of Pittsburgh

orbes & 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.

Grand Valley Journal of History - Grand Valley State University

The Grand Valley Journal of History provides undergraduate students from all institutions with an opportunity to publish their historically-based research. The GVJH is a journal for all majors, operated by student editors and overseen by a faculty advisory board.

Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies - McGill University

Harf: A Journal of South Asian Studies invites academic work from undergraduate and graduate students working on South Asia. We are a new journal published out of McGill University in Montreal. We welcome all submissions pertaining to the anthropology, history, literatures, and religions of South Asia. We are interested, particularly, in essays that explore marginalized voices, communities, practices, and concepts.

History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research - Appalachian State University

An undergraduate history journal, published annually on this website by the Department of History at Appalachian State University. The journal is edited by undergraduates with the help of a faculty board. Our goal is to publish the best undergraduate historical research possible. In doing so, we would like to provide an opportunity for top undergraduates from a variety of schools to be recognized for their work, familiarize them with the publishing process, and encourage student-faculty collaboration.

Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research - Fort Hays State University

Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research is an Open Access, annual, online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of student research (undergraduate and graduate) within all disciplines and of pedagogically based professional work that explores the intersection of student research with teaching and faculty research. Our mission is to provide a forum for exceptional student research and to promote collaboration between students and teachers in the classroom, laboratory, and field.

Impulse: An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience - Appalachian State University

IMPULSE is the first international, online neuroscience journal for undergraduate publications. The journal is peer reviewed by students worldwide.

Inquiries Journal

Inquiries Journal is an open-access, multidisciplinary student journal focused on presenting student scholarship in the social sciences, arts, and humanities.

International Journal of Exercise Science

The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. In addition to providing students with an outlet for manuscript submission, the Journal will engage students as peer reviewers, thus providing students with a more encompassing experience with regards to scholarly activity. All student authors who have a manuscript accepted in the Journal will be added to the reviewer pool and may have the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer on future submissions.

International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities - Pacific University

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.

Intersect: The Stanford Journal of Science, Technology and Society - Stanford University

Intersect is an international Science, Technology, and Society research journal run by undergraduate students at Stanford University and supported by the Program in STS. It welcomes undergraduate, graduate, and PhD submissions at the intersection of history, culture, sociology, art, literature, business, law, and design with science and technology. The journal's submissions are not exclusive to Stanford affiliates and generally span several continents.

Involve - A Journal of Mathematics

Involve showcases and encourages high-quality mathematical research involving students from all academic levels and universities.

Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

The JUE is an online publication for undergraduate academic writing. The JUE seeks to distribute original scholarly ethnographies from a variety of disciplinary areas.

Journal of Integrated Social Sciences

The Journal of Integrated Social Sciences is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the scholarly investigation of social phenomena. We especially encourage students and their faculty advisors to submit the results of their investigations.

Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity - Université de Montréal

The Journal of Interpersonal Relations, Intergroup Relations and Identity (JIRIRI) is a social psychology journal with the goal of promoting the creation and expression of novel theoretical and empirical ideas. Created at Université de Montréal, it is an international scientific peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate students. The JIRIRI’s goal is to promote creative and original ideas in social psychology and related fields, produced by undergraduate students worldwide. Undergraduate students are given the opportunity to either publish an empirical or theoretical manuscript, to review scientific manuscripts or to become part of the editorial team.

Journal of Politics and Society - Columbia University

The Journal of Politics & Society focuses on undergraduates and interdisciplinary coverage of public policy and law. This journal is the only scholarly publication of its kind. It is also commercially distributed nationwide.

Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is an electronic, academic, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.

Journal of Undergraduate Ethnic Minority Psychology

The Journal of Undergraduate Ethnic Minority Psychology (JUEMP) is an edited and refereed on-line journal devoted to publishing empirical research (extended abstracts as well as quantitative and qualitative full-length manuscripts) authored by university undergraduate students. We invite empirical research submissions that are from ethnic minority’s unique perspectives or that focus on the thoughts and behaviors of ethnic minority populations.

Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence - Colorado State University

JUR is a peer-reviewed, undergraduate journal registered with the Library of Congress that accepts submissions of any subject, from any undergraduate institution.

Journal of Undergraduate Sciences - Harvard University

The Journal of Undergraduate Sciences is the nation's premiere peer-reviewed scientific journal dedicated to original research done by undergraduates and high school students. Written and published by students for students, the journal publishes articles in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology. As a collaborative effort among undergraduates, graduate students, and professors, JUS is a forum in which students can participate in the frontiers of science and become acquainted with the important scientific issues. Additionally, JUS encourages undergraduates to gain valuable experience by communicating their research to an audience of peers. Through its activities, JUS seeks to vitalize interest in science and its many implications for society.

Journal of Young Investigators

The Journal of Young Investigators is the largest and most prestigious journal of undergraduate research. We accept submissions from all over the world and in all scientific disciplines (including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, and social sciences). Our journal was founded more than 20 years ago and received a generous endowment from Burroughs Welcome Fund to help finance our mission of enhancing publication opportunities for undergraduate researchers. We are entirely run by undergraduates living in more than a dozen countries. 

Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal - Lethbridge University

The Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal is an online journal in which undergraduate students can publish their academic papers. It is run by and for undergraduate students. The L.U.R.J. is international in scope and welcomes papers from all undergraduates. Papers are accepted at all times. New issues are released approximately every 4 months.

LURe - University of West Georgia

LURe (Literary Undergraduate Research in English) publishes undergraduate scholarship in literature, critical theory, film, and cultural studies. 

Madison Journal of Literary Criticism - University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Madison Journal of Literary Criticism aims to provide a forum for undergraduate students to publish their scholarly work and engage in the contemporary literary debates ongoing in the larger academic community.

Michigan Journal of Business - University of Michigan

The Michigan Journal of Business is a peer-reviewed academic journal published biannually by undergraduates at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The journal seeks to publish distinguished theses, empirical research, case studies, and theories relating to the areas of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Business Law, Corporate Ethics, and Public Policy.

On Our Terms - Barnard College

On Our Terms was an online, peer-reviewed, academic journal of women and leadership. Produced under the auspices of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, this publication featured scholarship by undergraduates from across the globe seeking to enhance our generation’s discourse on the theme.

Open Americas

Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful debate and critical thought. We were founded by a group of female undergraduate and graduate students; we greatly value the undergraduate voice and seek submissions year-round.

Penn Bioethics Journal - University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Bioethics Journal (PBJ) is the premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. Established in 2004, the Journal provides a venue for undergraduates to make contributions to the field of bioethics. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of bioethics, PBJ reviews and publishes original work addressing debates in medicine, technology, philosophy, public policy, law, theology, and ethics, among other disciplines. 

Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship - University of Washington

Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship provides a space for undergraduate writers to share their work outside of the context and constraints of the college classroom. Each issue of Process centers on a topic of contemporary interest to a global audience, fostering critical conversations that transverse disciplinary, cultural, and national borders. We believe that undergraduate writing deserves serious attention, and hope to encourage writers to begin forging new pathways for the future of academic and public scholarship.

Queen City Writers - University of Cincinnati

We seek thought-provoking pieces from any disciplinary perspective that explore questions and problems related to writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy broadly conceived, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing. We expect that the work will be informed by critical conversations relevant to the topic–that is, composers should incorporate timely, pertinent research to support claims. In addition, we welcome projects that experiment with form, voice, style, and delivery.

Rhet Tech Journal - James Madison University

RhetTech—founded at James Madison University by the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication in 2017—is a revamp of JMU’s longtime online journal for work generated in university writing courses. RhetTechshowcases exemplary work being done in undergraduate writing, rhetoric, and technical communication courses around the country. This journal is run by young scholars in JMU’s School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. The name ‘RhetTech’ refers to the genres of works our journal accepts: ‘Rhet’ refers to Rhetoric, and ‘Tech’ refers to Technical Communication. We accept a variety of content, including: text-based essays, videos, podcasts, photo essays, reviews, websites, blogs, and many more. We encourage student writers to utilize all of the tools at their disposal to communicate the messages they wish to share with readers.

RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A faculty-refereed journal devoted to the publication of high quality research by undergraduates worldwide in all research problem areas including, but not limited to, those described in the USDA, CSREES Manual of Classification of Agricultural and Forestry Research. Maintained at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Articles by graduate students will be considered if the work has been completed as undergraduates.

SIAM Undergraduate Research Online (SIURO) - The Society For Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

SIURO is devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. The wide range of applied topics published include analysis, discrete mathematics, statistics, operations research, optimization, dynamical systems, modeling, computation, and more.

Sociology between the Gaps (SBG): Forgotten and Neglected Topics - Providence College

Sociology between the Gaps (SBG) publishes high-quality, original articles including research notes, critical essays, and review papers which fall into subfields in sociological work that may be viewed by some as outside mainstream sociological topics.

Spectrum - University of Alberta

Spectrum is a student-run, interdisciplinary journal that strives to publish diverse and engaging research completed by undergraduate students within and across the areas of health sciences, natural sciences and engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. English language submissions are welcome from undergraduate students at any post-secondary institution. Spectrum is managed by the Undergraduate Research Initiative at the University of Alberta.

The Dialectics: Undergraduate Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society - Pennsylvania State University

The Dialectics is an electronic journal devoted to undergraduate scholarship and discourse. The journal welcomes high-quality essays on issues of public importance.

The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era - Gettysburg College

The Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War Era annually publishes undergraduate papers on the Civil War era and its lasting memory. We are interested in academic essays, public history essays, and book reviews broadly relating to the American Civil War.

The Grassroots Writing Research Journal - Illinois State UniversityThe journal solicits authors from within and outside of our institutions and other academic institutions. We've published faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, high school students, and nonstudents-- all Writing researchers. We encourage authors to share not only what they’ve learned about writing but also how they learned it. Thus, each new volume brings together a diverse collection of articles that all enact some form of writing research from a variety of authors. Authors can learn more about publishing on our websites, which offer both back issues of the journal and a range of different guides for researching and writing for the journal.

The Kennesaw Tower - Kennesaw State University

The Kennesaw Tower is an undergraduate research journal affiliated with and based in the Department of Foreign Languages at Kennesaw State University. Our mission is the diffusion and participation of quality, undergraduate research projects in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish into the regional, national and international arena through an on-line medium.

Undergraduate Journal of Native Studies - Sudbury University

As a publication of undergraduate papers relating to the discipline of Indigenous Studies, this journal is intended as a respectful and inclusive space of scholarly expression in the areas of Indigenous knowledge and practice, decolonization, and self-government.

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research - Penn State Berks

The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research adds to the increasing number of scholarly journals that invite undergraduates to pursue their own intellectual projects. We seek undergraduate contributions to the burgeoning academic conversation on service learning and community-based research. The Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is open to undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe in all subject areas. 

Undergraduate Research Journal

Undergraduate Research is a national double-blind, educator-reviewed print and electronic journal published annually in the Winter. The journal is a forum for multidisciplinary undergraduate research and creative endeavors within higher education such as, but not limited to: Case studies, conceptual pieces, creative endeavors, creative writing, journalism writings, literature reviews, original art,  photography, scientific studies, etc. The journal is designed to be read not deciphered.

xʷnaʔəlməxʷ sχəχi:ls - Journal of First Peoples' Writing - University of British Columbia

xʷnaʔəlməxʷ sχəχi:ls, the Journal of First People’s Writing (JFPW) is an open access, student-run, and peer-reviewed undergraduate journal created by students at the University of British Columbia. JFPW publishes submissions by students from across Turtle Island, and is edited on the unceded, ancestral and occupied territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples, the People of the River Grass. We are dedicated to honouring, nurturing and holding up our relationships with the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm community. We thank and honour xʷməθkʷəy̓əm for their lands, community, and their continued resistance.