Undergraduate Research Journals

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate student researchers to publish their work in research journals. We have listed them below.

Undergraduate Research Journals at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brain Matters
Illini Journal Of International Security
Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research
Re:Search, The Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal

Listed below are a series of journals published by other institutions that publish original research articles written by undergraduates. Please consult the websites for the types of articles that are published as well as submission guidelines. Note that some journals only accept articles from students at the university where the journal is hosted and edited.


American Journal of Undergraduate Research
Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections
Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research
Case Western Reserve University - Discussions
Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal
CUREJ: College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal
DISCOVER: The Undergraduate Research Journal
Elements: Boston College Undergraduate Research Journal
Honors Review
Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal
Journal of Undergraduate International Studies
Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence
JUR Press - Journal of Student Research
Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research
PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal
Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal
The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal


RURALS-Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences


In Situ: Undergraduate Journal of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania

Arts and Humanities

Apollon Digital Journal
Forbes & Fifth
Illumination: The Undergraduate Journal of Humanities
Inquiries Journal, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Valley Humanities Review


Penn Bioethics Journal



Business & Economics

Cambridge Undergraduate Journal of Economics
The Developing Economist
Illinois Wesleyan University Undergraduate Economic Review
IPE: Issues in Political Economy
Michigan Journal of Business


Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research


Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications


Learning & Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences


Clio’s Scroll
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History
Constructing the Past: Undergraduate History Journal
History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research at Appalachian State
Inquiries Journal, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Penn History Review

Human Sciences

Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences JOSHUA: Journal of Science and Health at the University of Alabama


Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research

Latin American Studies

Student Journal of Latin American Studies


Collision Literary Magazine
Queen City Writers: A Journal of Undergraduate Writing & Composing
The Oswald Review
Theta-Delta Journal


McGill Journal of Medicine

Natural Sciences

EVOS Journal
Consilience - The Journal of Sustainable Development


Impulse: An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience
Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research


Journal for Nurse Practitioners


Arete: The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University
Ex Nihilo
Falsafa: Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Logos: The Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Prometheus: John Hopkins Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
The Yale Philosophy Review

Political Science

American Undergraduate Journal of Politics and Government
Columbia University Journal of Politics and Society
Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research
Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics
Journal of International Affairs
Michigan Journal of Political Science
N.Y.U. American Public Policy Review
Sounds Politicks: The Undergraduate Journal of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania
The Dialectics: Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society


Journal of Psychological Inquiry
Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Modern Psychological Studies
UCLA Undergraduate Psychology Journal
University of North Carolina Undergraduate Journal of Psychology
The Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology

Science and Mathematics

American Journal of Undergraduate Research
Berkeley Scientific Journal
California Engineer
Catalyst: Rice Undergraduate Science and Engineering Review
Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal
Eastern Oregon Science Journal
Furman University Electronic Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics
Involve: A Journal of Mathematics
Journal of Young Investigators
Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences
MIT Undergraduate Research Journal
Morehead Electronic Journal of Applicable Mathematics
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal
Saltman Quarterly
The Dartmouth’s Undergraduate Journal of Science
The Triple Helix

Service Learning & Community Outreach

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Social Sciences

Consilence - The Journal of Sustainable Development
Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography
Sociological Insight

Technical Communications/Writing