Undergraduate Research Journals

Last Updated: November 2023

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
Undergraduate History Journal at Illinois
Illini Journal Of International Security
Illinois Student Undergraduate Research Journal
Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research
Lady Justice Journal
Undergraduate History Journal at Illinois
Journal of Undergraduate Social Work Research

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.


1890: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
American Journal of Undergraduate Research
Academic Leadership Journal in Student 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
Hopkins Undergraduate Research Journal
Journal of Undergraduate International Studies
Journal of Undergraduate Research
JUR Press - Journal of Student Research
Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research
Process: Journal of Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Scholarship
PURSUE: Undergraduate Research Journal
Pursuit: Undergraduate Research Journal
Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research
Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal


RURALS-Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences

Arts and Humanities

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


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 Economics


Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research


Elon Journal of Undergraduate Research in Communications


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

Environmental Studies

Cura Terra

International Studies

Boston University International Relations Review (IRR)


Archive: University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Journal of History
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History
Clio’s Scroll
Columbia Undergraduate Journal of History
Dies Legibiles
History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research at Appalachian State
Inquiries Journal, Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities
Penn History Review
Tufts Historical Review

Human Sciences

JOSHUA: Journal of Science and Health at the University of Alabama

International Studies

Afkar: The Undergraduate Journal of Middle East Studies
Central Europe Yearbook
Columbia Journal of Asia


Animus: The Undergraduate Classical Journal of the University of Chicago
Collision Literary Magazine
Madison Journal of Literary Criticism
Queen City Writers: A Journal of Undergraduate Writing & Composing
The Oswald Review


McGill Journal of Medicine

Natural Sciences

EVOS Journal
Consilience - The Journal of Sustainable Development


Impulse: An Undergraduate Journal for Neuroscience


Journal for Nurse Practitioners


Ex Nihilo
Falsafa: Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Logos: The Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Prometheus: John Hopkins Undergraduate Philosophy Journal
Simpliciter: Brandeis Philosophy Journal

Political Science

American Undergraduate Journal of Politics and Government
Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy
Columbia University Journal of Politics and Society
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas
Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research
Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics
Journal of International Affairs
Journal of Politics and Society
Michigan Journal of Political Science
N.Y.U. American Public Policy Review


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

Science and Mathematics

American Journal of Undergraduate Research
Berkeley Scientific Journal
Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal
Eastern Oregon Science Journal
Involve: A Journal of Mathematics
Journal of Young Investigators
Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences
MIT Undergraduate Research Journal
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal
Saltman Quarterly
The Dartmouth’s Undergraduate Journal of Science

Service Learning & Community Outreach

Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research

Social Sciences

Consilence - The Journal of Sustainable Development
Culture, Society and Praxis
Journal of Integrated Social Sciences
Journal for Undergraduate Ethnography

Technical Communications/Writing