Publishing Opportunities

Agora Papers

The Agora seeks to encourage critical thinking and interdisciplinarity among students and faculty. The Agora expresses the best in the liberal arts tradition of thoughtful inquiry. The journal welcomes papers of high quality that provide an original interpretation of texts, and/or challenge conventionally held views, assumptions, biases, or cultural practices. These papers may cross boundaries, juxtapose perspectives, test categories, strike new relationships, or question inherited knowledge(s). 

Columbia Journal of Politics & Society

Today, the Journal of Politics & Society, with its particular focus on undergraduates and interdisciplinary coverage, is the only scholarly publication of its kind. Now in its twenty-third year, the Journal only considers academic papers submitted by undergraduates. In a process comparable to the peer review and editing procedures of professional academic journals, selected papers are rigorously edited by the Editorial Board, itself composed exclusively of undergraduates. Alone among undergraduate periodicals in the United States, the Journal is commercially distributed nationwide.

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development

Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development is the first student-founded journal of its kind. Its mission is to juxtapose different disciplinary approaches in order to confront challenges of sustainable development in an innovative and creative manner.  The field of sustainable development is broad and can encompass a wide variety of topics, related to the environment, economics, politics, and social life. As an interdisciplinary journal, Consilience encourages its contributors to submit articles of relevance to many fields related to the study and practice of sustainable development. It also welcomes articles from students and other authors who have never previously been published in academic journals.

Critical Theory and Social Justice Journal of Undergraduate Research Occidental College

CTSJ is dedicated to providing a forum for undergraduate students to develop and share critical research and writing on the intersections of "race", "sexuality", and "nationality" as they relate to problems of social justice. The journal seeks to foster exchange of ideas across disciplines and deepen understandings of systems of injustice, and in this way advances the mission of Occidental College: to develop critical, thoughtful, and active participation in an increasingly pluralistic and conflict ridden global culture. 

e-International Relations (e-IR)

e-IR invites students of IR, Development Studies, International Law and other related fields to submit their essays for publication. e-IR is the world's leading website for students of international politics, receiving 1.5 million page views per month. Pieces written for the website have been cited by organizations including the BBC, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, The Independent, NPR, and the Brookings Institution. 

Issues in Political Economy: Undergraduate Student Research in Economics

Issues in Political Economy is committed to supporting and encouraging quality undergraduate research in all areas of economics. The Journal was founded on the belief that the best way to learn economics is to do economics. Through the process of research, writing, and peer review, students actively engage the discipline in a way not possible by simply listening to lectures and reading textbooks. In short, undergraduate research is a vital component in an economics education. The literature suggests that students take projects more seriously and learn more when the project is directed towards an external rather than an internal audience such as a class assignment. IPE is designed to provide an external audience for such research.

Issues in Political Economy is edited and refereed entirely by students, with oversight from faculty at the University of Mary Washington and Elon University. In order to maintain quality and objectivity, we follow a double-blind review process. The only requirements for submission are that the article pertains to some aspect of economics, that it was written during undergraduate study, and that it be submitted through a faculty sponsor. Though submissions on all topics in economics will receive consideration, papers should be analytical and seek to add new understanding to the topic.

Journal of Student Research

Journal of Student Research is based in Houston, TX. It is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal (ISSN: 2167-1907) devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. Our aim is to familiarize student authors with the process of manuscript publication. Researchers strive to be successful at publications; and with JOFSR, students aspiring to publish will receive scholarly feedback once their submission is reviewed. These feedbacks will not only help authors identify areas of improvement to their submission, but help them better understand the process in order to be successful at publication. Once published, it will provide a global platform for them to showcase their work.

The journal seeks papers that are novel, integrative, and written in a way that is accessible to a wide audience which includes an array of disciplines. Content of the journal ranges from Applied research to Theoretical research. In general, papers are welcomed from all topics.

Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence

JUR is a peer-reviewed, undergraduate journal registered with the Library of Congress that accepts submissions of any subject, from any undergraduate institution. We receive hundreds of submissions for publication every year, from institutions ranging from small liberal arts colleges to international institutions. The review process for publication includes peer, graduate, and faculty referees, ensuring that the Journal publishes competitive material that follows the Journal’s standards for academic, creative, and passionate work.

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review

The purpose of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review is to advance independent undergraduate scholarship. The PUR aims to bring research to the forefront of undergraduate awareness. By presenting provocative ideas, the PUR catalyzes further intellectual innovations and pursuits, thereby energizing the academic community.

To accomplish these goals, the PUR showcases the best available undergraduate research. This is achieved by publishing indiscriminately with regards to location and discipline; the PUR is a multidisciplinary journal that accepts papers from around the world. In turn, hardcopies of the journal are distributed nation-wide, and the published papers are available via this website. 

Southern California International Review (SCIR)

SCIR is the premier undergraduate research journal of international studies on the West Coast, the SCIR provides undergraduates with the opportunity to have their work seen by the International Relations community at large. Published and managed by undergraduates at USC, the Review seeks to publish academic-grade research from undergraduates around the country and the world. Each semester the Review evaluates submissions and selects up to 5 full-length works to be printed in the journal and displayed on the online edition.

The Politic

The Politic is Yale University’s Undergraduate Journal of Politics. The quarterly magazine traces its roots to 1947, when the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion was founded. The Politic was revived in 1979 as the Yale Political Monthly by future political commentator and historian Robert Kagan. Past editors-in-chief include Kagan, Fareed Zakaria and Gideon Rose. Building upon Yale’s rich political heritage, The Politic strives to inform the greater Yale community about the most important local, national and global policy issues, as well as promote greater understanding and cooperation between academia and the world of politics. The Politic features articles and commentary from politicians, academics and students.