The emphasis on undergraduate research is one of the distinguishing features of Westminster’s Honors College. Many students publish their research in academic journals that feature undergraduate writing. You should work with your advisor to target appropriate outlets for your written work, as well as consult with the Honors College dean for guidance on submitting your work.
For a comprehensive listing of journals and conferences that accept undergraduate submissions, click here. A more extensive list appears at the Undergraduate Research Commons.
Selection of Journals
The following brief selection of titles gives you a sense of what types of journals accept submissions from undergraduates. Each journal website contains information about submission policies, content, style, and deadlines.
UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity
UReCA is the only national undergraduate journal that is not affiliated with a specific organization. It publishes work in all disciplinary fields and most creative areas. The selection process is quite rigorous, as UReCA publishes less than 20% of submitted works, though Westminster Honors College students have had their work appear here.
The Dualist: Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Created by the undergraduates of Stanford University in 1994, The Dualist publishes undergraduate research on topics of philosophical interest in an annual issue each spring/summer. The editors accept submissions until January and old issues are available for viewing online.
Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review
This journal has been publishing original and scholarly refereed papers from undergraduates in all academic fields since 1979. It is published by the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh.
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal
This electronic-based journal publishes work by undergraduates on any topic related to math. Articles must be recommended by a mathematician familiar with the writer's work.
This annual journal, published by the Honors program at the University of New Mexico, solicits work in the areas of prose fiction, essay, poetry, visual art, and photography from students attending schools that belong to the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC). Westminster College is a member of the WRHC and our students have regularly published in this journal and won the editors’ awards for best work in the issue.
Undergraduate Economic Review
The UER is a peer-reviewed journal aimed at promoting high quality undergraduate research. It is supported by the department of economics and the Ames Library at Illinois Wesleyan University.