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Undergraduate Research Publication Opportunities

The following is a listing of publication venues that are open to undergraduate research or, in some cases, dedicated to publishing undergraduate research. Click on the title of each publication for additional information.

  • Clocks and Clouds: the SPA undergraduate research journal is looking for students to submit articles for its first publication. All articles will be reviewed by students and faculty specializing in certain topic areas. Students and faculty are encouraged to recommend work that they believe would make a good addition to the journal. The submission deadlines for the Spring 2013 edition of the journal will be announced soon. Anyone interested in submitting an article or who has any questions should email clocksandclouds@american.edu.
  • Journal of Democracy: a student-run journal in the Center for Democracy and Society at Georgetown University. The Journal of Democracy is seeking seeking well-written, interesting submissions of 1500-2000 words, including summaries and/or excerpts of recently completed research, new publications, and works in progress, related to the following themes: politics of the economic crisis; the boundaries of sovereignty and the future of the Euro Zone; the hardening of ideological divides; state regulations and interventions; reviewing the Washington Consensus; the rise of inequality and the future of the middle class; rebalancing world forces. Submissions for the next issue are due Monday, October 15th, 2012. Please email submissions or questions to democracyandsociety@gmail.com. For additional information, please visit the Democracy and Society website. [http://www.democracyandsociety]
  • Journal of Politics and Society: this journal is organized and published by Columbia University and is distributed nationally. The journal features exclusively undergraduate work on political and social issues and is typically published each spring. In its 23rd year of publication, Columbia University’s Journal of Politics & Society (JPS) is currently inviting undergraduate students (class of 2012 or later) to submit research papers in the social sciences for publication in its spring 2013 edition. The Editorial Board of the Helvidius Group is seeking submissions of scholarly research from undergraduates (class of 2012 or later) in colleges and universities around the world. Individuals who graduated in 2012 may submit work they completed as undergraduates. In addition, the Journal of Politics & Society will award the Peter and Katherine Tomassi Prize of $250 to the author of the article judged most worthy by the Editorial Board in conjunction with faculty at Columbia University. [http://www.helvidius.org/submit/]
  • Journal of Student Research: JSR is an electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research. The aim of JSR is to familiarize student authors with the process of manuscript publication. Students aspiring to publish will receive scholarly feedback once their submission is reviewed. This feedback 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. 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. The deadline for manuscripts for the next edition of the Journal is October 31, 2012. [http://www.jofsr.com/index.php/path/index]
  • The Journal of Science Policy and Governance: an interdisciplinary journal that seeks high-quality submissions on emerging or continuing policy debates. Current students (undergraduate or graduate) and recent graduates within three years of earning a degree (bachelors, masters, or doctoral) are eligible to submit. The Journal strives to publish articles in a timely manner to ensure that publications can be considered in the context of current policy debates. The Journal seeks to publish on a wide range of topics in a variety of ways. Below are the types of articles that can be submitted and their guidelines. The Journal of Science Policy and Governance will be accepting submissions relating to emerging topics and issues in science policy in early January, 2013. The Journal invites young scholars interested in publishing new ideas and research for policy-makers, planners, and managers in a variety of fields. For more information please email jofspg@gmail.com or go to our website. [http://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org]
  • Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations: The SIR Journal of International Relations appears annually and publishes original manuscripts and research by undergraduate students from across the country. The Journal is a blind, peer-reviewed publication that maintains high standards of literary quality and seeks papers that contribute to a better understanding of international affairs. The Journal is organized and printed by the Epsilon chapter of Sigma Iota Rho at the University of Pennsylvania. The Journal currently seeking submissions from undergraduate students for the Spring 2013 edition. Papers must be between 2,000 and 6,000 words in length. The deadline for submissions is January 12, 2013. [http://www.sigmaiotarho.org/journal/submission-criteria/]
  • Student Pulse: an edited open-access academic journal that publishes the work of undergraduate and graduate students in a range of core academic disciplines, particularly the social sciences and humanities. A strong section of work in the fields of International Relations, Globalization Studies, and International Affairs is prominent within the publication. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. [http://www.studentpulse.com/]