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Undergraduate Research Publications: Science


Beta Beta Beta society offers members and non-members the unique opportunity to publish their undergraduate work in the pages of its journal, BIOS.  Membership in ßßß is NOT required for publication in BIOS. Subjects covered include articles on current research, developments in biology, biology as a profession, as well as graduate and professional training for biologists. To provide a full range of biological topics to readers, BIOS also carries overviews of graduate research, articles written by faculty and invited authors, and book reviews.  BIOS is published in March, May, September, and December.

Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal (CURJ)
In each issue, the Caltech Undergraduate Research Journal presents an exciting composite of letters, reviews, research, and art—all related to science.  Submissions are welcomed from undergraduates at all educational institutions. Letters should address a social, ethical, or scientific issue of present concern; Reviews should develop an overview of a current research field; Research Articles should center on the student's own work; and Finis is used to publish artistic work related to the art and aesthetics of science and engineering.

Eastern Oregon Science Journal
Since 1983, The Eastern Oregon Science Journal has provided a unique opportunity for undergraduate science students to publish results of their summer internships or faculty-sponsored research.   The EOSJ welcomes any submission of research done principally by undergraduate students in the sciences.  At least TWO faculty members or experts knowledgeable in the field of the paper must sign the submitted paper, attesting to its scientific clarity and written accuracy.

EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium is a journal designed to promote the education of evolutionary theory in colleges and universities. An evolutionary education provides a framework for enhancing the research and theory in all disciplines, and as such, EvoS Journal welcomes work from all academic disciplines as well as interdisciplinary scholarship that incorporates evolutionary theory across areas of study. As an outlet for academic articles, EvoS Journal has two particular aims. The first is to publish peer-reviewed articles related to evolutionary theory in higher education. The second is to publish undergraduate peer-reviewed publications that have arisen from courses offered through Evolutionary Studies Programs.

Impulse is the first online, undergraduate, international, inter-institutional journal for publications in the neurosciences. Submissions are reviewed by students worldwide under faculty guidance, and articles are immediately published online as they are accepted.

International Journal of Exercise Science
The primary aim of the International Journal of Exercise Science is to engage undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly activity as authors and reviewers as they develop into professionals. In addition to providing students with an outlet for manuscript submission, the Journal will engage students as peer reviewers, thus providing students with a more encompassing experience with regards to scholarly activity. All student authors who have a manuscript accepted in the Journal will be added to the reviewer pool and may have the opportunity to serve as a peer reviewer on future submissions.

Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research
The Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research at Virginia Military Institute is a peer review journal that will be published quarterly with papers of original research performed by undergraduates on all aspects of chemistry including analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, polymers and biochemistry. Authorship may be by the student or their professor.

Journal of Young Investigators
The Journal of Young Investigators is a National Science Foundation-funded peer-reviewed research journal that publishes undergraduate research in science, mathematics, and engineering.

MarSci is an inter-institutional venue for publishing undergraduate research manuscripts pertaining to the marine and aquatic sciences. MarSci is looking for diverse submissions from any student at any institution. Future issues will feature research manuscripts, posters and abstracts, student articles, words of advice from faculty members, and upcoming deadlines and events (undergraduate research programs and student-friendly conferences).

The Journal for Undergraduate Research in Nanoscience provides undergraduate students with opportunities to experience writing and submitting original research manuscripts to a peer-reviewed journal. It disseminates the results of undergraduate research in nanoscience and nanotechnology to the wider community, and encourages undergraduate involvement in research opportunities.

National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse

The National Undergraduate Research Clearinghouse is run out of Missouri Western State College by the Department of Psychology. Any unpublished research that was conducted when the author was an undergraduate student is eligible for submission. A registered faculty member must agree to sponsor the manuscript. Any scientific manuscript is eligible for submission. They can be empirical studies or literature reviews and from any scientific discipline. The site encourages variety and an interdisciplinary approach. 

Nebraska Anthropologist                                                                                                                                                                      TheNebraska Anthropologist is a peer-reviewed publication of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln AnthroGroup. It serves to disseminate student research in the subfields of anthropology. Nebraska Anthropologist welcomes original contributions in anthropology and related fields.

Penn Bioethics Journal
The Penn Bioethics Journal is the nation's premier peer-reviewed undergraduate bioethics journal. To submit a paper for consideration, the author must be an undergraduate student at a nationally accredited institution and have a faculty member sponsor their submission. Papers can be reports of empirical research or novel syntheses of previous work in science, philosophy, public policy, or any other discipline addressing an issue in neuroscience or neurotechnology. Term research papers are also encouraged. Additionally, each issue of the journal features one or more interviews with prominent professionals in fields related to the issue theme.

PennScience is a multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal published by the Science and Technology Wing at the University of Pennsylvania. Articles are accepted on a rolling basis in any scientific field.

RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences
A faculty-refereed journal devoted to the publication of high quality research by undergraduates worldwide in all research problem areas including, but not limited, to those described in the USDA, CSREES Manual of Classification of Agricultural and Forestry Research. Maintained at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Articles by graduate students will be considered if the work has been completed as undergraduates. Articles are instantly issued upon acceptance.