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Undergraduate Research Publications: Humanities & Social Sciences

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dialectics Undergraduate Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society
DialecticsUndergraduate Journal of Leadership, Politics, and Society, is an annual, refereed, multidisciplinary online journal devoted to undergraduate scholarship and discourse, looking for high quality essays on issues of public importance. They search for papers that have a single thesis, are focused, identify significant societal and global issues, and offer creative solutions or specific recommendations for addressing the challenges. Students from undergraduate institutions in the United States or abroad are cordially invited to submit their work for review. Maintained at Penn State at Abington.

International Social Science Review
The International Social Science Review, the peer-reviewed journal of Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society in Social Sciences published semi-annually, invites the submission of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography.

Intersections is a peer-reviewed quarterly online journal that features student essays and theses from a wide range of disciplinary locations within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They welcome submissions from students outside the University of Washington community.

Journal of Integrated Social Sciences
The Journal of Integrated Social Sciences is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the scholarly investigation of social phenomena. We especially encourage students and their faculty advisors to submit the results of their investigations. The present journal attempts to provide a platform that fills the void of a unified approach and provides an outlet for students and professionals alike.

Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities 
The Journal for Undergraduate Research publishes original research papers in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and policy as well as art-related content. The journal embraces the definition for humanities as established by the Center for Humanities and Arts; the humanities encompass philosophical, historical, social, ethical, legal, aesthetic, religious, linguistic, and ideological investigations of our world.  For its national online issue, JURO requires that the undergraduate submitting his or her paper have presented it at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held annually.

Journal of Politics & Society
The Journal of Politics & Society is the premier undergraduate academic publication in the social sciences. Founded in 1989, JPS is published by Columbia University based Helvidius Group and is available for purchase across the United States at Barnes & Noble and Borders Books.

Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
The Undergraduate Research Journal is an annual online national, reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of undergraduate student research. Submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis (no specific deadline). Papers may represent a full range of research design, including experiments, surveys, case studies, and documentary research. Themes of research may include, but are not limited to, integrative, cross specialization research; service learning research; and traditional research in the specializations.

Collision Literary Magazine

Founded in 2001, Collision Literary Magazine publishes the work of undergraduate students not just from the University of Pittsburgh, but from all over the world. It is one of four University Honors College student-run publications. You can find free print copies in the lobby of the 35th Floor of the Cathedral of Learning.

Susquehanna Review

Susquehanna Review is an annual international undergraduate journal run by students at Susquehanna University. We feature work in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our mission is to share writing that is innovative and brave, full of fresh language that excites us as readers and as writers, honed in on the depth and variety of human experience. We want to showcase the talent and maturity of today's undergraduate student writers and artists.

Albion Review 

The Albion Review is a national literary journal based out of Albion College in Michigan. Published annually since 2004, The Review features works of short fiction, poetry, essays, and visual art. The Review strives to showcase the work of emerging undergraduate talents.

North Central Review

The North Central Review is a student-run literary journal that publishes the creative works of college and university students from around the country. Established in 1935, the NC Review became an exclusively undergraduate journal in 2005; just one of a handful of such journals in the nation. 
The NC Review is published annually through North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. All genres are considered, including: short fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, artwork, and mixed genre pieces. 

The Blue Route

Widener University’s online journal of undergraduate writing takes its name from the Blue Route (I-476), a north-south highway running through the suburbs of Philadelphia.The Blue Route is where we are located (less than a mile from Exit 1). The Blue Route is a metaphor. The Blue Route connotes a certain mood and a certain direction. The Blue Route suggests one possible path to where you might want to go. The Blue Route is an alias. The Blue Route is a place to which talented undergraduate writers should submit.


dislocate is a print and online literary journal dedicated to publishing Minnesota art that pushes the traditional boundaries of form and genre. We like work that operates in the gray areas, that resists categorization, that ignores the limits; we like work that plays with the relationship between form and content. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art, but we don’t mind (or even prefer) that we can’t tell which one we’re dealing with.

Prairie Margins

Prairie Margins is the national undergraduate literary magazine at Bowling Green State University. Publishing writers since 1963, the magazine promotes undergraduate writing nationwide by providing a venue through which talented newcomers to the art of writing can be introduced to a wide audience every year with a print issue. Prairie Margins accepts poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art, and photography.


Xchanges is an interdisciplinary Technical Communication, Writing/Rhetoric, and Writing Across the Curriculum journal, which publishes two issues annually from its home in the Technical Communication program at New Mexico Tech. Our Fall issue each year features undergraduate research. Our Spring issue feature graduate-student research.  In each undergraduate issue, we publish theses and research projects of upper-level undergraduate students.


The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects. The Journal for Undergraduate Multimedia Projects is an electronic journal dedicated to providing an outlet for the excellent and exceedingly rhetorical digital/multimedia projects occurring in undergraduate courses around the globe, and to providing a pedagogical resource for teachers working with (or wanting to work with) "new media." The journal is designed to be not only a repository for quality multimedia scholarship—bringing together some of the most rhetorically creative and rhetorically impactful works produced/composed by our undergraduates—but also, unlike its digital brethren (i.e., megarepositories like YouTube), it seeks to also offer a critical perspective.


Vexillum is an undergraduate journal that supports and promotes undergraduate scholarship in the fields of Classical and Medieval Studies, and accepts scholarly papers by undergraduate students written on a wide range of topics: history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, art history, sociology, philology, and linguistics. Vexillum provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to submit outstanding papers for peer review from other undergraduates. Papers address aspects of the cultures and civilizations of Europe, the Mediterranean, the Near East, and Central Asia between 3,600 B.C.E. and 1500 C.E.